On the 10th Anniversary of the Death of Wisława Szymborska

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

From 1 February MOCAK presents an exhibition devoted to Wisława Szymborska. The exhibition was prepared for the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the poet's death.
As part of a literary series in which we present literary masters as visual artists, in 2014 MOCAK hosted an exhibition of Wisława Szymborska (https://en.mocak.pl/collages), and produced a publication about the poet (bit.ly/3tSeGa6).
The current show includes – alongside the poet’s collages from the MOCAK Collection – copies of Polish editions of Szymborska’s poems, a selection of translations and monographs devoted to her, poetic posters by Ryszard Krynicki, and her private memorabilia – one of them her Nobel Prize medal, and portraits of Szymborska by Beata Stankiewicz, Leszek Sobocki and Krzysztof M. Bednarski.
The exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Wisława Szymborska Foundation and a5 Press.
Artists: Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Ryszard Krynicki, Leszek Sobocki, Beata Stankiewicz, Wisława Szymborska
Venue: Building A of MOCAK, level 0
Beata Stankiewicz, „Wisława Szymborska”, 2020, olej, flamaster wodny / płótno | oil, water marker / canvas, Kolekcja MOCAK-u | MOCAK Collection

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

ul. Lipowa 4

The combination of post-industrial atmosphere with a modern and functional glass and concrete structure provides a perfect framework for the presentation of important phenomena in the art of the last five decades.

A memory of the former production halls of the enamelware factory (known from Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List) melds here with a modern and functional structure of glass and concrete, providing a perfect setting for the presentation of contemporary art. MOCAK has its own, regularly expanded collection of art (both Polish and foreign) from the last five decades, and its development can be traced in the successive variations of the permanent exhibition. It has been divided into a number of sections: conceptualism, video, sculpture, and objects. It is also the venue for numerous temporary exhibitions, including a large annual problematic exhibition confronting selected questions in contemporary public life with the artists’ outlook (the presentations made so far have focused among others on history, sport, economics, crime, gender, and medicine in art). Moreover, MOCAK regularly hosts exhibitions of Kraków Photo Month. The museum runs its own library with a book collection devoted to contemporary art and humanities, runs educational activities, and manages and implements research and publication projects.

Tickets: normal PLN 14, concessions PLN 7, family PLN 30, admission free to permanent exhibitions on Thursday

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