Krakow Photomonth Festival 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Sunday, June 27, 2021
“The history of the Krakow Photomonth Festival dates back to 2001, when the Foundation for Visual Arts was established. The same year marked also the successful start of the festival. Since then, it has taken many forms in search of its own identity and as a response to the ever-changing face of photography”. (Aaron Schuman, 2015)
The year 2020 was a watershed for the festival: with the inauguration of its 18th edition, MFK symbolically entered its age of ‘maturity.’ The festival’s 2020 dates coincided with the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the obstacles this presented and changes it necessitated, the organisers adapted to the adverse circumstances by implementing a unique program focused on the climate crisis, alienation of bodies, fear about the future, radicalism, and manipulation through images, to name just the primary themes and topics. In response to the unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the pandemic, the festival’s formula was reimagined and modified. Some of the exhibitions took on novel and unexpected forms: an exhibition as a book, as a web portal, as a series of artistic interventions recorded by artists in their place of residence. Accompanying events—lectures, discussions, meetings, presentations, and workshops — were held in hybrid and online forms, resulting in a rich archive of discussions about photography featuring not only creators and culture animators but also psychologists and philosophers.
All the King’s Tapestries: Homecomings 2021–1961–1921
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Kill It and Leave This Town – screening on E-Kino Pod Baranami
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 8:00 PM - Friday, April 30, 2021
7th International Festival of Ukrainian Theatre “East-West” (online)
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Monday, April 26, 2021
25th Bach Days (online)
Monday, April 19, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....