BEASTIALITY | Curators: Agata Pankiewicz, Margarita Vladimirova
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Promotional Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts | J. Matejki 13/ Basztowa 18 (floors 0 and 1)
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Tuesday-Friday 1pm-7pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-7pm

As part of this year’s Cracow Photomonth’ Photo Fringe section we will be able to see the BEASTIALITY photographic exhibition which will be presented in the Promotional gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. It focuses on the human/animal relations, reflects on interspecies differences and similarities, mutual dependencies and misses.

‘I’m bored and I’m changing my skin. Which one will I choose today – a wolf in sheep’s skin or a sheep in wolf’s? And under the skin? What is working and what’s not. […] What if we got mad, maybe it’ll be easier? A swift end and the sweet taste of revenge at the end of the tongue. But against who and for what should we fight? If we didn’t get tamed. Maybe the atmosphere would be different and humanity would still be in the stone age. What should we do?’ – Margaryta Vladimirova

‘Gregor Samsa is not dying of hunger under the thick layer of dust anymore. He’s alive and well, he’s one of us.We’ve made a suit fitting his anatomy. […] Some of us started avoiding mirrors, they say you can sometimes see the other side in them.[…] That’s why not everybody comes with us, shaving their beards, ironing their clothes and wording their thoughts even more carefully instead.’ – Andrzej Pilichowski Ragno.The exhibition consists of works created by artists associated with the First Photography Workshop of the Faculty of Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts lead by dr Agata Pankiewicz and dr Natalia Wiernik.

CREATURE | Curators: Emilia Kutrzeba, Szymon Nowak
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Bronowice | Stawowa 61 (first floor)
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Tuesday-Friday 3pm-9pm | Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm

As part of this year’s Cracow Photomonth’ Photo Fringe section we will be able to see the CREATURE photographic exhibition which will be presented in the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bronoowice. of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. This exhibition is a result of photographic workshops during which a group of students is trying to create an answer to two contradicting topics: accepting and exclusion of beastiality.

‘Can a man and an animal inhabit one body? Can we allow our inner animal to howl to the full moon? Which physical form would our spirit animal take? […] Regardless of whether our repressed animal side will awake in an imaginary, metaphorical or physical form it will still be a new quality – a post-human’ – Emilia Kutrzeba

For two days artists will be divided into groups of five people will be working in nature and then confront the results in the space of the exhibition.

Jagoda Valkov Happy guilt | Curator: Silvia Pogoda
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Pobrzezie Gallery in The building of the Faculty of Art | ul. Podbrzezie 3-5
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Friday 3pm-7pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-7pm

What happens when the memories of everyday life are changed by the realization that it’s been led not ‘close to church’ but rather in a sect? Jagoda Valkov, after years spent in Nazareth Families Group, turns photos taken from the family albums into collages, placing them with other images related to the religious reality shaping the world view of the group’s members. Happy guilt builds a picture of the world in which Jesus’s face is hovering over a little girl photographed with sheep and there is a snake, reminding everybody about the original sin, visible next to a priest talking to people. At first we’re stricken by an unreal, psychedelic character of the graphics but when we take a closer look then in Valkov’s colorful, clear style we can see her commentary on life in a society built to reflect the family from Nazareth.

Tomasz Kawecki Lair
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Nośna Fundation | Zabłocie 9A
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Friday 3pm-7pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-7pm

Coming back home is often full of surprises, even if nothing has changed. Sometimes it’s the lack of changes that surprises us the most – the same dried flowers, the same twenty years old plastic figure, gradual collecting objects. Tomasz Kawecki visits his Grandmother in her house in Witkowice Śląskie. He is rediscovering the house in which he’s been spending time in during childhood. While he is doing that he is creating a portrait of his Grandmother with the objects she collected. There are pictures of her when she was young and objects brought to the house over the years – twisted roots, stones and dry flowers. All these objects, magical for a child, are now revealing their regular nature and create a nest, safe but brittle.

On the edges of space | Curators: Aleksandra Przybysz, Tomasz Kawecki
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Naga Gallery in Skład Solny / Foundation for Visual Arts | Na Zjeździe 8
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Friday 3pm-7pm | Saturday-Sunday 12am-7pm

Curators about the exhibition: we’re interested in physical space and its symbolics. Planning and creating spaces, governing it and adjusting to its conditions. Defining the space and pulling it apart. On the exhibition we would like to show the possibilities of using, understanding and shaping it and the projects we have chosen are all touching on this subject, designating the borders of knowledge of a particular space. By entering into its marginality, the artists show a painful uselessness, illegibility and temporariness.

Portrait | Curators: Aneta Kopczacka, Monika Kozień, Marta Miskowiec
permanent exhibition

Place: Museum of Photography in Cracow MuFo Strzelnica | Królowej Jadwigi 220
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm | Saturday-Sunday 1pm-6pm

In the early days of the photographic portrait was a time when photographers ruled the trade. When you visited their atelier you had to be ready for long and tiring posing – it was more like a torture than a fun experience we now consider photography to be. The progress photography was making ever since it was discovered was quick, and the number of photographers grew rapidly. With time the relationship between the photographer and the photographed changed and the oppression turned into mutual fascination often with an erotic twist. The balance of force was fluid and was renegotiated often. In the XXth century everyone could be a photographer and the aesthetics of photography changed. Loosening of the old rules and freedom of framing were related to large numbers of amateur photographers. This was said to be having a negative influence on the level of pictures created but the result was different – at the turn of the XXth and XXIst century even the professional photographers started using the so-called errors made by amateurs as new means to express their vision. While in the past pictures were taken to capture reality, now they seem to be meant to instantly promote the author. The world is full of people constantly recording and publicizing their everyday lives and themselves as evidenced by the growing popularity of selfies.

Bartosz Wajer From the eye to the bone | Curator: Bartosz Flak
exhibition

Place: Museum of Photography in Cracow MuFo Strzelnica | Królowej Jadwigi 220
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Friday 2pm-6pm | Saturday-Sunday 1pm-6pm

Erotic photography isn’t about sharpness, but rather about the effect it has on the viewer, a shiver, faster blood flow. In the series ‘From the eye to the bone’ Bartosz Wajer is looking at pictures from erotic websites. He analyzes them using a ‘naked’ camera – a body without the lens or using freelensing. Photographed again, they are stripped off of their power. Instead of building lust they are being analyzed, they become a collection of colorful spots to be watched not during the night, but under the sunlight. People in promiscuous poses turn into their own demons, blurred, unclear and there is no shiver running from the eye to the bone, from the body at the sight of a body.

Is there a way out of here? | Curators: Olimpia Maciejewska, Jacek Kasjanowicz
exhibition

Place:  Solvay Center of Contemporary Art – CSW Solvay Black Gallery | Zakopiańska 62
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Monday-Sunday 2pm-6pm

Peoples’ relationships, especially in big cities, are in a state of unhealthy suspension. City life is being killed by the fact, that cafes and clubs need to be closed. At the beginning of these humiliating times the government irrationally closes parks and recreational areas. What is left of the city’s sexappeal? Nice, remote job? People living in cities are slowly becoming pauperized while artists are healers. They diagnose, find the cause and cure.

Lagged Eon | Curators: Dorota Halberda, Artur Wabik
exhibition

Place:  „Dworek Białoprądnicki” Cultural Center | Baszta Gallery | Papiernicza 2 |
Time: 3-20.06.2021 | Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm

This activity is a performance penetrating the tissue of the place through usinig the potential of the ruins of XVIth century tower. Using the natural acoustic properties of the ruinsderiving from their geological and historical conditioning opens up the space of the archaeology of the future in which hibernated artifacts of history are becoming tools to create a series of new artistic practices. The layer of audiosphere turns out to be the main motif, the unnamed companion through the proposed narrative escaping the linear concept of historic time and starting a reflection on the Lagged Eon – a formal geochronological unit whose history is being called into question. Through creative practice limestone used to build the tower is being reconnected with its natural conducting abilities and once again is the main transmitter of impulse, signal and noise for one of the ‘induced’ speculative visions of the future. Limestone vibrations triggered as a result of the process are also opening the contexts of eko activism present in the work, related to solar punk movement, starting the topic of climate change and the problem of sustainability in the dense meanders of Gaia’s goods. ‘Lagged’ is a marker word pointing out the critical overtone of the work, questioning the exploitation practices characteristic not only to the age of late anthropocene.

* Lagged Eon
An anagram of the Golden Age (a name given to the XVIth century in Polish history under the rule of Zygmunt I ‘The Old’ and Zygmunt II August. // Lagged – delays appearing in games // Eon (latin aeon, greek αἰών aiōn. – time, age, eternity) – the largest formal geochronological unit, divided into ages and lasting at least 500 million years.

Eternal Engine – artistic duo of Jagoda Wójtowicz and Marta Nawrot / Marta Nawrot and Jagoda Wójtowicz. Witches of the digital, cyberfairies of the technoculture, art of post-internet and new media, fluently meandering the xeno/glitch/cyberfeministic discourse. Designers and programmers of virtual worlds, creators of multiplayer and multisensoric experiences in VR and 3D animation, fighters of the Open Source and Free Learning. Intersted in speculative theories of evolution, lives of biomorphic formations  such as eukaryotes and insects and their digital equivalents (bots and nanobots and their imagined evolutions).

Curators:
Artur Wabik – visual artist, curator, publicist and the explorer of popculture. Since 1996 associated with the graffiti movement and then street art, author of murals and installations in public spaces. between 2010 and 2011 he led a gallery located in the building placed on the terrain of the old Miraculum factory at 23 Zabłocie street in CracowHe was the author of the mural presented in the Polish Pavilion on EXPO2015 in Milan. Between 2016 and 2017 he was the artistic director of the competition for the project of a mural on Galeria Krakowska. In 2018 he was the curator of the ‘Teraz Komiks!’ exhibition in the National Museum in Cracow. Currently he’s the curator of the site-specific art gallery ‘Baszta’

Dorota Halberda  – animator of culture, curator, originator and organizer of artistic events, concerts, popular science series, street art activities, workshops, multimedia shows. Projects: Art. & Salt, Outings Bochnia, Rhetorical Questions, Intimate Cultural Stage, City-Community-Music, Design Thinking Workshops, Prądnik Biały Social Garden, Art-Therapy-Life, Baszta Gallery – Art in Ruins, Box Poetica, ArtActions, Art?I take it! etc. She is cooperating with cultural institutions and NGOs, coordinating volunteers for the European Solidarity Corps. She is coordinating aactivities in the Baszta Gallery. She has her own program in the Jazzkultura radio.

DYMNA: 336 women | Curators: Anna Litak, Bianka Kurylczyk
exhibition

Place: Museum of the National Old Theater in Cracow MICET | Jagiellońska 1
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Tuesday-Sunday 11.30am – 7.30pm
Entrance fee: reduced fare 8PLN; regular price 12PLN

‘I am the happiest due to the fact of being a woman. Girls are strong, clever and smart. I am being confronted with secrets and tragedies of other women. Each role is a different planet, different woman to discover.’
Anna Dymna – an actress and initiator of many social initiatives. One of the most recognizable faces of Polish cinema and theater. Her talent is a result not only of great beauty and sensitivity, but also of inner strength which allowed her to push through even the greatest personal crisis. Beyond the stage Anna Dymna constantly proves that each person has limitless empathy and energy to change our small worlds for the better.

More information: stary.pl / FB @StaryTeatr / IG @stary_teatr

BETWIXT / photography exhibition x Supernova Stage | Curators: Katarzyna Szachnowska, Marcin Pańtak
exhibition

Opening: 13.06.2021 | 8 p.m.
Place: Supernova Stage | Zyblikiewicza 12

Open:
Sunday 11am-8pm,
Monday 12am-7pm,
Tuesday-Wednesday 12am-6pm,
Thursday-Friday 12am-8pm,
Saturday – closed,
Sunday 12am-8pm

Following the definition BETWIXT is the space between two standpoints, choices or ideas. On one hand this word is describing the passage and on the other gives hope to cross the border. Is it possible though? Does this hope really exist? From the point of view of the person ‘in between’ we have decided a series of artistic projects touching on the subject of the artist’s position entering a space (visual, social or cultural). A person documenting remains suspended between a personal view and a society or story he would like to describe using his medium. Even though the stories talk about different places and topics, they are connected by the search of a proper narration and a hope (or lack thereof) to stop being an observer and become a participant.

Besides the RUST collective’s photographic exhibition, the BETWIXT project will have an accompanying programme consisting of performances, a zin and small art marketplace and a discussion panel.

https://www.instagram.com/rustphotos
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OFFPRINT photoprint marketplace 

Place: Supernova Stage | Zyblikiewicza 12

Open:
Sunday 11am-8pm,
Monday 12am-7pm,
Tuesday-Wednesday 12am-6pm,
Thursday-Friday 12am-8pm,
Saturday – closed,
Sunday 12am-8pm

Offprint is a marketplace for printed photographs published in the form of books, zins, prints, postcards, posters and other paper publications. We have collected works by various photographers to show them to a wider audience during events organized all over Poland.

We would like to propose a unique event during Cracow Art Week Krakers. Offprint’s premiere will take place in the Supernova Stage theater as an event accompanying the BETWIXT exhibition by the RUST group. Offprint will be located on the first floor of the house at 12/4 M.Zyblikiewicza street in Cracow between the 13th and the 20th of June.

„Tadeusz Kantor. Widma” | Curators: Małgorzata Paluch-Cybulska, Michał Kobiałka
permanent exhibition

Place: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA | Nadwiślańska 2-4 (third floor)
Time: 10-13.06.2021 | Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm

The main topic of the new permanent exhibition in the Cricoteka is difficult memory and difficult past in both historical and personal sense.

— The world became close to death and – through this kinship – close to poetry. […] Everything could happen. Borders of time got blurred – these are words written in 1944 by the visionary of theater, whose life had been marked by two world wars.

The exhibition shows mostly never before shown objects and costumes from Tadeusz Kantor’s spectacles. This time the curators radically change the narrative of previous showings of the collection, which were presented according to the rules left by the artist himself. They blur the borders of time and build a space for new interpretations. Objects create a landscape after a disaster, losing their distinct features and generating new intuitive meanings…

The visitors will be able to see the Great Emballage of the end of the XXth century from the ‘I will never come back here again’ spectacle and the Barricade from ‘May the artist die’.

The ramp for the spectators is an important element of the exhibition. It refers to an idea by Kantor according to which the actors were observed by objects. An idea he never realized. On the ‘Tadeusz Kantor: Phantoms’ exhibition objects look at the spectators. The presentation is completed through theatrical lighting, projections and sound effects engaging the visitor in difficult narratives and allowing for a multi sense experience of the space.

Małgorzata Paluch-Cybulska and Michał Kobiałka, curators of the exhibition, are looking for an answer to the question of how history influenced the artist and how it determines the development of art in general. They are also researching ways to present art marked with danger in current times. By modernizing the topic of the difficult past present in Kantor’s art they are wondering about the uncertain future, which is even more important in the space of an exhibition affected by the pandemic.

Seriousness of the situation | Curator: Agnieszka Rayss
exhibition | MFK 2021

Place: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA | Nadwiślańska 2-4 (third floor)
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm

The Seriousness of the situation exhibition shows how the social reality becomes an artistic material and a means of a revolution (from the classics like Łódź Kaliska to projects by younger creators like Agnieszka Sejud, Krzysztof Powierża, Dominika Gęsicka). It will have a programme of educational, activating, participatory events organized in cooperation with Cricoteka and Museum of Photography. Cricoteka has combined this event with its programme for this year, showing its solidarity with smaller narratives, locality and a need for strong actions in the face of a crisis. This exhibition, coming from political and social distress, talks about our new world using images, tools and motifs turning what is boring and used into gestures of objection.

Marina Istomina Suffocation | Curator: Sylvia Pogoda
exhibition | Show off section of the MFK 2021

Place: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA | Cloakroom Gallery | Nadwiślańska 2-4 (floor -1)
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Thursday-Sunday. 11am-7pm
Entrance fee: 1 pln

Suffocating smoke fills the lungs, it hangs in the air for weeks. In Irkuck everybody has a headache and the forests burn for the whole summer. You can see the other side of the river only when rain finally comes. In her project from between a dream and reality Marina Istomina is combining images from the fire stricken region with archives and media reports. Suffocation is not only a report from the state of suspension in the fog, but also a political accusation: green forests of Siberia burn because illegal deforestation sometimes pays off. People responsible for the fires not only remain unpunished, but often they also cannot be found. More and more forests burn, the wind carries toxic fumes. Hundreds of kilometers away dead insects fall from the sky and people find it more and more difficult to breathe.

Krzysztof Penderecki. Music score and a garden. Music in the face of the painting, garden in the face of music | Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
exhibition

Place: Potocki Palace | Rynek Główny 20
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Tuesday-Sunday | 12am-7pm
Entrance fee: 5 pln

In 2003 Maria Anna Potocka made a movie with Krzysztof Penderecki in Lusławice. It is titled Music score and a garden. In this movie the composer reveals rules of his trade and talks about a graphical method allowing him to sketch a symphony on one piece of paper. He is transferring his musical experiences onto a garden – the park he created in Lusławice was based on the form of a symphony. This exhibition lets us dive into thinking about music and the garden. It consists of private sketches – so called prescores – and drawn concepts of the garden. Second part shows portraits of Krzysztof Penderecki by Beata Stankiewicz, Marcin Maciejowski and Martek Materka, photographs by Marian Eile from his series called ‘Revisit – Salvator Dali at Pendereckis’ house’ and a photographic documentation of the park in Lusławice by Marek Bebłot and Bartek Barczyk.

Due to sanitary limitations no more than 20 people can be in the Gallery at the same time.

Noticed. 3 Artists, 3 Techniques, 3 Views | Artists: Wojciech Plewiński, Katarzyna Wierzbowska-Slaska, Maciej Plewiński | Black and Gray Gallery

Place: Nowa Huta Cultural Center | Jana Pawła II 232
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Monday-Sunday | 9am-7pm
free entrance

We’ve noticed a convergence in our choice of topics. Walls, windows, doors talk to us in different techniques, telling stories that happened. Words hidden in the frame, pattern, crack. In Wojciech Plewiński’s photography it’s just a small part of his creations, called ‘Noticed’ by the author. These threads appear often in paintings by Katarzyna Wierzbowska-Slaska and heliogravures by Maciej Plewiński. Those artists share similar sensitivity in the way they see the world and places. The atmosphere found in black and white photographs and graphics resonates with colours in paintings..

Wojciech Plewiński – photography
Katarzyna Wierzbowska-Slaska – painting
Maciej Plewiński – graphics – heliogravures

exhibition of paintings from the collection of Anna and Piotr Dmochowscy | Zdzisław Beksiński Gallery

Place: Nowa Huta Cultural Center | Jana Pawła II 232
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Friday-Sunday | 1pm-7pm
Entrance: 10/8 pln

The permanent exhibition consists of 50 oil paintings, mostly from the 80s, from so called fantastic period. This was the time when the most known, iconic works of the painter were created. They are completed by paintings from the last years of Beksiński’s life, showing his turn to more ascetic forms of expression.

Beksiński is one of the few Polish artists so well known both in Poland and in Europe. Causing a lot of emotions and controversies works leave no one indifferent. They arouse extreme emotions – from admiration to harsh critique. The Master paints deformed people, abandoned buildings, terrifying shapes and figures which fascinate you and scare you.

Joanna Gościej-Lewińska is the Gallery’s curator.

permanent exhibition of paintings and graphics | Jerzy Duda-Gracz – Author’s gallery

Place: Nowa Huta Cultural Center | Jana Pawła II 232
Time: 13-20.06.2021 | Friday-Sunday | 1pm-7pm
Entrance: 10/8 pln

Duda-Gracz was once adored and popular, later people were ashamed of him, sometimes even scared. Is it time to interpret his works again? This artist’s work is undoubtedly a phenomenon of Polish culture in the last fifty years and it seems that although he went silent forever in 2004, his creations didn’t.

In the 70s it would be difficult to find another artist whose work would resonate so much with the society as Duda-Gracz’s paintings. Reception of his exhibitions would be more likely experienced by important movies or best selling books than fine arts.

The career of Jerzy Duda-Gracz went like blitzkrieg.The climax of the first stage was the exhibition in Kordegarda gallery in Warsaw in December 1978. It showed twenty-odd oil paintings among which were some of the most famous paintings, defining people’s view of Duda-Gracz to this day – ‘Riders of the Apocalypse, or a gig’, ‘House nixie’, ‘Babel 2’ or ‘Sunday 2’. After the success in Warsaw the exhibition went on a Polish tournee and visited 14 cities to the beginning of 1980.

Some people said that Duda-Gracz loves Poland, others – that he hates it. He once said in the show of Tomasz Raczek: ‘I just look this way, but my little soul is sensitive’. He painted the ugliest characters with big sympathy. He felt that he is a part of this defective, gray world and thought that even the strangest creatures have some kind of a shine, God’s spark in them. It’s realism and poetry at the same time. But mostly a strong specificity. It seems that this attachment to the specificity comes from the school in Katowice which shaped his painting skills.

Today works of Jerzy Duda-Gracz can be found in Warsaw’s National Museum, galleries in Poznań, Łódź, Austria, Denmark, Japan, Canada and the USA.

Joanna Gościej-Lewińska is the curator of the gallery.

*Exhibitions in the Nowa Huta Cultural Center can be visited while adhering to safety regulations – by covering your mouth and nose, keeping social distance and disinfecting hands. Details can be found in the SARS-COVID-19 Safety Procedures of the Nowa Huta Cultural Center: https://nck.krakow.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Procedury-bezpiecze%C5%84stwa-w-Nowohcukim-Centrum-Kultury.pdf

Please follow the regulations and requests of the employees.

That which dies last
online event | Cracow’s Musem

In addition to the ‘Coexistence’ exhibition, which is meant to be an attempt to show the year of the pandemic in Cracow and is planned to open at the end of June, we would like to create a short clip with the artists taking part in it. This film will be an artistic announcement of the exhibition and an answer to this year’s Cracow Art Week’s motto – ‘(NO)HOPE’

That which dies last.

It seems there is no optimism in this sentence. It only seems so, as it is filled with waiting for good in reality full of fear. Hope is the contradiction of fear. Fear is a soul’s unrest while it’s waiting for something bad to happen.

Fear – waiting for unavoidable evil, hope – a wish for good. These are scales of our wellbeing. In order to not lose our senses we rationalize our surroundings. We are getting used to evil with hope that it is just temporary. Reality gives us sparks of hope and flaming torches of fear. While we’re waiting for the pandemic to end or at least be tamed through medicine we are experiencing hopelessness leading us to despair – DESPERATIO, caused by the death of our loved ones, financial struggles and limitations of our personal and social lives, not always directly connected to the health situation in the city, country or world. Art can become an effective therapy. Artists’ activities stabbing the hopelessness with blades of art – illustration, humour, grotesque. They domesticate the reality with absurd mixing dangerous with ironic, farsical. By describing the everyday life in the pandemic they are building acts filled with waiting for good – giving us a small hope for tomorrow.

showing of animated shorts about hope(lessness) on the screen in front of the Cracow House

Place: Cracow House in Nuremberg Hintere Insel Schütt 34, 90403 Nürnberg
Time: 14-19.06.2021 | 6-pm-10pm

Krakauer Haus in Nuremberg joins KRAKERS for the third time. We have kept our distance – before it was cool – but there seems to be no limits to Cracow’s creativity. This year, when we’ve lost all hope to open Nuremberg’s galleries in June, we have decided to show our presentation on the streets. In cooperation with the Animated Film Studio of the Academyu of Fine Arts under the direction of professor Robert Sowa, we have prepared a showcase of animated shorts about hope(lessness)

Presented films: “Kaprysia” dir.: Betina Bożek (08:07), “Cyborgia” / “Cyborgy” dir..: Adam Żądło (08:00), “Obyś nigdy nie musiała tutaj wracać” / “We hope You won’t need to come back” dir.: Anastazja Naumenko (09:48), “Chrystus Narodu” / “Christ of Nation” dir.: Ewa Drzewicka (09:10), “ The Red Light Train” dir.: Alicja Kot (09:36), „Daj spokój” / „Give it a break” dir.: Anna Waćkowska (11:31), “Więźniowie miłości” / “Prisioneros del Amor” dir.: Małgorzata Jeniec (04:38), “Tiririczek” dir.: Anna Waćkowska (06:34) , “Millenium” dir.: Daria Godyń (08:17), „Daj spokój” / „Give it a break” dir.: Anna Waćkowska (11:31)

Current information available at: www.krakauer-haus.de

Hidden well | FISHKA KRAKOW TOURS
workshop for children | 11am

age: 8-10
Number of participants is limited (depending on pandemic limitations)
duration: 1,5 h
registration required: fishkakrakow@gmail.com

Ms Fiszka’s Childrens’ Detective Agency gets a new, very important case.

To locate an alternative water source for Cracow, which is said to exist. The problem is – nobody knows where…The thing is if we run out of water we’d be screwed.The fact that we wouldn’t be able to brush our teeth or wash our legs after PE is not really a big deal (some might even be happy…), but much worse things would start happening…

So let’s get to it while we can! This is a story of Cracow’s hidden wells, water around the world and what we can do to save it.

(No) Hope and the end of the world (2011) | Manggha Museum
special event | 12am

Place: M. Konopnickiej 26 (garden by the lobby)

During this year’s Cracow Art Week Manggha Museum invites you to a special event. In the space of the End of the world 2011 exhibition six artists will be creating a visual response to the motto of KRAKERS 2021.

Will their vision of the future be full of hope? Or will it put us deeper into hopelessness? We will find out on the 13th of June 2021.

More information about the exhibition: https://manggha.pl/wystawa/koniec-swiata-2011

Guided tour of the Krzysztof Penderecki. Music score and a garden. Music in the face of the painting, garden in the face of music exhibition | Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art

Time: 12am
Guide:
Katarzyna Tabaka
Place: Potocki Palace, Rynek Główny 20
Registration required: press@bunkier.art.pl

guided tour of the MOCAK collection | Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow MOCAK
admission included in the price of the ticket | 4pm

Limited spots available
Place: Lipowa 4
Duration: 1h
Registration required: recepcja@mocak.pl or through phone: (12) 263 40 01

On Tuesday, 15th of June we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the MOCAK collection: Dialogues with the space and Modern models of realizm. The event is a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS.

The meeting will be led by Aleksandra Andrukowicz – a student of roman philology on the Jagiellonian University, educator, a guide interested in popularizing literature and modern art among various groups of people.

Participants are requested to arrive at the entrance to the MOCAK main building 10 minutes before the event. The visit will take place in a small group and in compliance with health and safety regulations. Detailed information regarding the visit and sanitary guidelines can be found on the Museum website under Health and Safety Guidelines.

Guided tour in Ukrainian language | Екскурсія виставками Колекції MOЦAKу українською мовою | Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow MOCAK
admission included in the price of the ticket | 4pm

Limited spots available
Placee: Lipowa 4
Duration: około 60 minut
Registration required: recepcja@mocak.pl pl or through phone: (12) 263 40 01

On Wednesday, 16th of June we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the MOCAK collection: Dialogues with the space and Modern models of realizm. The event is a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS.

The meeting will be led by Olena Devero – a graduate of architecture on Cracow Technical University and a student of the history of art on Jagiellonian University. She loves contemporary art and works with MOCAK’s Department of Art Education since 2019, leading workshops in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Participants are requested to arrive at the entrance to the MOCAK main building 10 minutes before the event. The visit will take place in a small group and in compliance with health and safety regulations. Detailed information regarding the visit and sanitary guidelines can be found on the Museum website under Health and Safety Guidelines.

Visitors are also invited to guided tours in Polish and Ukrainian.

Запрошуємо на екскурсію українською мовою по виставках Колекції MOЦAKу: Діалог з простором і Сучасні моделі реалізму. Захід є частиною Тижня відкритих краківських галерій КРАКЕРС.

Зустріч проведе Олена Деверо – українка, випускниця факультету архітектури Краківського технологічного університету та студентка iсторiї мистецтв у Ягеллонському університеті. Шанувальниця сучасного мистецтва, з 2019 року вона співпрацює з Відділом Мистецтвознавства MOЦAKу, проводить заняття польською, українською та російською мовами.

Час екскурсії становить приблизно 60 хвилин.

Участь у вартості вхідного квитка. Обов’язкова реєстрація за адресою edukacja@mocak.pl або за телефоном: (12) 263 40 35. Кількість місць обмежена.

Учасників просять з’явитися біля входу в головну будівлю MOЦAKу за 10 хвилин до початку. Екскурсія відбудеться в невеликій групі з дотриманням правил санітарної безпеки. Детальна інформація про відвідування та санітарні вказівки доступна на веб-сайті Музею у вкладці екскурсійні правила.

Ми також запрошуємо вас на екскурсії польською мовою та англійською мовою.

Lagged Eon | Dworek Białoprądnicki” Cultural Center Baszta Gallery
Opening: 6pm

Place: Papiernicza 2

This activity is a performance penetrating the tissue of the place through usinig the potential of the ruins of XVIth century tower. Using the natural acoustic properties of the ruinsderiving from their geological and historical conditioning opens up the space of the archaeology of the future in which hibernated artifacts of history are becoming tools to create a series of new artistic practices. The layer of audiosphere turns out to be the main motif, the unnamed companion through the proposed narrative escaping the linear concept of historic time and starting a reflection on the Lagged Eon – a formal geochronological unit whose history is being called into question. Through creative practice limestone used to build the tower is being reconnected with its natural conducting abilities and once again is the main transmitter of impulse, signal and noise for one of the ‘induced’ speculative visions of the future. Limestone vibrations triggered as a result of the process are also opening the contexts of eko activism present in the work, related to solar punk movement, starting the topic of climate change and the problem of sustainability in the dense meanders of Gaia’s goods. ‘Lagged’ is a marker word pointing out the critical overtone of the work, questioning the exploitation practices characteristic not only to the age of late anthropocene.

Close Photography | MuFo Museum of Photography
online – workshops for seniors | 11am

Duration: 1,5h
Details and registrations: edukacja@mufo.krakow.pl

In our current situation, when we spend more time in our homes with no possibility of travelling it seems to be difficult to find creativity and inspiration for photography. During our workshops we will discover how many topics can hide in our closest surrounding. We will find out how to compose a still life from objects found around us, how to have fun with photography and how to turn objects into creative photography accessories.

Teacher: Aleksandra Wabik – comparatist and educator with many years of experience. A graduate of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies on the Jagiellonian University. Interested in photography, intermediality, reportage and non-fiction literature.

Important information:

• The class is dedicated to seniors (however we accept also adult amateur photographers)

• Duration: around 1,5h

• Admission fee: 5 zł.

• Number of places is limited (participation is decided by the order of applications)

• Class will be conducted online using the Cisco Webex platform

• Please include the date of classes that suits you the most when registering

• Participants will receive an email containing:

– bank account number to which the admission fee should be transferred

– link to the platform allowing to take part in the classes

– login instructions

• Details and registration: edukacja[at]mufo.krakow.pl

• In case of inability to take part in the class there is no possibility to join the class on a different day

• Tickets purchased online are non refundable

Art available at MOCAK | Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow MOCAK
admission included in the price of the ticket | 12pm

Limited spots available
Place: Lipowa 4

Registration required: recepcja@mocak.pl | edukacja@mocak.pl or through phone: (12) 263 40 01

On Thursday, 17th of June, between 12am and 1:30pm we would like to invite you to a meeting about availability of art, conducted as a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS. During this meeting the participants will be able to experience typhlographics and haptic interpretations of works in our Collection. We will arrange a stand where you will be able to listen to audio descriptions and talk to the availability coordinator. We will also enable everyone interested to visit the exhibitions using materials for people with special requirements.

Participation is included in the price of the ticket. Limited places available. Please register at edukacja@mocak.pl. Please follow the sanitary rules in MOCAK.

The meeting will be held by Edyta Wyżga – an art historian and exhibition coordinator. Currently working in MOCAK’s Art Knowledge Department as an education specialist and availability coordinator. Focuses on making art available for people with special requirements.

Guided tour of the MOCAK collection in English | Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow MOCAK
admission included in the price of the ticket | 4pm

Limited spots available
Place: Lipowa 4
Registration required: recepcja@mocak.pl or through phone: (12) 263 40 01

On Thursday, 17th of June we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the MOCAK collection: Dialogues with the space and Modern models of realizm. The event is a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS.

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Guided Tours of the MOCAK Collection in English | KRAKERS Cracow Art Week

17.06.2021 at 4 pm

On Thursday 17 June at 4 pm, you are invited to a guided tour in English of the exhibitions in the MOCAK Collection: Dialogue with the Space and Contemporary Models of Realism. The event is part of KRAKERS, the Open Week in Krakow art galleries.

The event will be led by the American artist, researcher and educator Joanna Pottle – a Fulbright Foundation scholar, who has been living in Krakow since 2019 and worked closely with MOCAK’s Art Knowledge Department.

The duration of the tour is approximately 60 minutes.

Participants are requested to arrive at the entrance to the MOCAK main building 10 minutes before the event. The visit will take place in a small group and in compliance with health and safety regulations. Detailed information regarding the visit and sanitary guidelines can be found on the Museum website under Health and Safety Guidelines. Visitors are also invited to guided tours in Polish and Ukrainian.

Studios on display | Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA

discussion | 6pm
free entrance

Place: Nadwiślańska 2-4 (sala edukacyjna)

Registration required due to sanitary regulations: cracowartweek@gmail.com. Mention ‘Pracownie do wglądu’
Moderation: Kamil Kuitkowski

Lecturers: Anna Stankiewicz, Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec, Bogusław Bachorczyk, Adam Rzepecki, Bogdan Renczyński

An artist’s studio – a place of focused creative work, where guests should not be invited? Or rather a meeting places, sometimes used for work? Is it hard to own a studio in Cracow? We will discuss these and many other aspects of creative work space with Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec and Anna Stankiewicz, the creators of the Studios on display project, and with artists taking part in it: Bogusław Bachorczyk, Adam Rzepecki and Bogdan Renczyński, who will talk about the Gallery-Studio of Tadeusz Kantor. The meeting will be moderated by Kamil Kuitkowski. Studios on display is a website where, thanks to the photographic documentation by Anna Stankiewicz and interviews by Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec and Martyna Nowicka, everyone can see the studios of Cracow’s artists.

Amulets and the Arc of Hope | FISHKA KRAKOW TOURS
a walk for adults

Number of participant limited (depending on the limitations)
Start: 5pm
duration approximately: 2h
registration required: fishkakrakow@gmail.com

A walk about who and what protects Cracow and gives people hope. It will be about holy water and elixirs, chakras and other places of power, but also about vaccines and revolutionary medicines. In other words – about what did citizens of Cracow believe in for centuries, what did they use to cure their sadness and what gave them consolation.

Enough of these nerves! Let peace flow over us…

STREETPHOTO WITHOUT LEAVING HOME | MuFo Museum of Photography
online workshops for the youth | 11am

Place: Warsztaty odbywają się w formule online na platformie Cisco Webex.
Details and registration: edukacja@mufo.krakow.pl

During the pandemic travelling and finding new places is much more difficult. We’re not gaining new memories or photographs. When we’re photographing in our own city we’re not asking random people to pose for us, besides we’re all wearing masks covering half of the face. You can, of course, take on pandemic street photo while keeping the distance, but what if somebody…really misses travelling? Pre-pandemic times, when we could freely roam through the streets of unknown cities with a camera in hand and take photos of random situations seem to be very distant now, but what if there was a way?

During the class we will show you a way to take street photographs anywhere in the world without leaving your home. With the help of Google Street View we’ll be able to walk through cities and villages all over the world and create really interesting series of street photography.

We will be talking about existing projects created using Google Street View and make our own.

Teacher: Małgorzata Fatalska – a photographer and a teacher. Creates abstract photomontages and takes portraits of people. In her free time she likes travelling to Russia and learning the culture of Russia, especially using the camera.

Important info:

• The class is for youth
• Admission fee: 10 zł.
• Number of places is limited (participation is decided by the order of applications)
• Class will be conducted online using the Cisco Webex platform
• Please include the date of classes that suits you the most when registering
• Participants will receive an email containing:
– bank account number to which the admission fee should be transferred
– link to the platform allowing to take part in the classes
– login instructions

You will need access to Google Street View.
Please instal the free version of GIMP

• Details and registration: edukacja[at]mufo.krakow.pl
• In case of inability to take part in the class there is no possibility to join the class on a different day
• Tickets purchased online are non refundable.

Norman Leto Everyday job | ARTIST TALK
Online event | 1.30pm

In his new 30 minute material Norman Leto is showing his workday, commentating on the work he is creating. The footage is divided into three segments: morning, noon and evening. Each segment is a different work – in the morning it’s painting, at noon it’s a VR sculpture and the evening shows working on a movie. It will be a unique opportunity to see the artist’s newest works.

Norman Leto (ur. 1980) – visual artist. Photographer, painter, creator of objects, video art and computer simulations. Works on creating digital simulations, visualisations (worked with Krystian Lupa on one of his spectacles), video art and literature. Self taught painter, cinematographer and new media artist. In 1989 he started using an Atari computer to create first digital drawings and in 1994 he made a short video using a Commodore Amiga. In the meantime he started developing his skills in traditional techniques of drawing and animation. When he was 19 years old, long before taking the pseudonym ‘Norman Leto’ he befriended Zdzisław Beksiński. This acquaintance, mostly through letters, allowed him to learn the basics of painting. Łukasz Banach was never formally educated in fine arts, he also finished his education at the end of high school. His works can be found in the collections of CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, National Museum in Cracow, Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, Foundation for Polish Art ING, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK in Cracow. In 2008 he began working on ‘Sailor’ – a partially autobiographical book showing the development of an individual on the background of an evolutionary rise of new media and technology in art, including video games. Since 2012 he was working on the movie ‘Photon’ which received the Audience Awart on the T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty film festival and a Golden Claw at the Gdynia Film Festival. January 2018 saw the publication of ‘Detoks’ – a book about the great friendship between young Leto and Zdzisław Beksiński. Leto won the Paszport Polityki award in 2018. He lives and works in Warsaw.

KrakersAkademia. Is KRAKERS needed to art universities? | International Center of Culture
discussion | 3.30pm

Place: Rynek Główny 25
Lecturers: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Bednarczyk, prof. UP dr hab. Alicja Panasiewicz, dr hab. Bogusław Bachorczyk. Moderacja: dr Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec

For the tenth edition of KRAKERS i would like to consider with my guests the role it plays in the world of artistic schools in Cracow. How does it influence the activities of students and teachers, their knowledge of contemporary art and realizing curator’s exhibitions. This year’s, jubilee edition of the Cracow Art Week is taking place during the pandemic so I also think that it’s appropriate to ask about the presence of art in the world changed by COVID-19. Do we still need the forms of presenting art we used until now? Will KRAKERS also change?

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Bednarczyk – rector of the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow. Professor of plastic arts. Studied on the Faculty of Graphics and then on the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (1981-86). Graduated in painting under supervision of professor Zbigniew Grzybowski in 1986. From the beginning of his career he was associated with his Alma Mater. Co founder of the Artistic Research Platform, member of the editorial team for Painting Notebooks magazine, member of the Association of the Internattional Graphics Triennale in Cracow and the Association of Polish Writers. Received a stipend from the Minister of Culture and from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York, Author of poetic texts and essays about art. Had over fifty individual exhibitions and a participant of more than two hundred collective exhibitions in 29 countries.

 

Prof. UP dr hab. Alicja Panasiewicz – visual artist, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, works on multimedia installations. Currently a lecturer of the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University in Cracow she conducts classes on Design and Art&Design faculties. She also leads workshops expanding the perception of light and space.

Dr hab. Bogusław Bachorczyk – painter, sculptor, illustrator, multimedia creator and a curator. Habilitated doctor, associate professor at the Department of Drawing on the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Graduate of the sculpture class in Kenar High School in Zakopane and the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow which he finished with a diploma under the supervision of Professor Włodzimierz Kunz. Scholarship holder of the City of Nuremberg, winner of the Józef Czapski Scholarship (study visit in France). His works were presented on more than 50 individual and collective exhibitions in Bunkier Sztuki, National Museum in Cracow, Cracow Museum of Photography, Zderzak Gallery in Cracow, Atak Gallery in Warsaw, ABC Gallery w Poznaniu, the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Labirynt Gallery in Lublin, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Słupsk and Tatra Mountains Museum in Zakopane. He is the author of the ideas and the producer of artistic projects lasting for many years, such as the sketchbook-journal (since 1986) and ‘Czysta 17 Studio’ project (since 2003). In his art, often presented in the form of installations with elements of performance, he combines various media. He often invites artists from other fields of art – actors, dancers, poets (with whom he also works as an illustrator). He is also an author of art books. He takes on the heritage of great artists (J. Iwaszkiewicz, W.G. Sebald, Has, A. Rodczenko, W. Niżyński, W. Hasior). His art talks about history and time, identity and the individual discovering of the private past. He is interested in mechanisms and characteristics of memory, current definitions of masculinity and post-military art. He creates at the meeting point of various media: painting, sculpture and photography, uses bricolage and combinations of craft techniques and modern media.

dr Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec – graduate of the history of art on Jagiellonian University, absolwentka historii sztuki na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim, obtained a doctorate from the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Jagiellonian University in 2007. She worked for the Inter Faculty Department of History and Theory of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts since 1994 and as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Graphics since 2019. Since 2008, a lecturer at the Postgraduate Market of Art and Antiques Studies at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Academy. In the years 1996-2000 she was associated with the International Culture Center in Cracow as a curator and exhibition producer. Her scientific interests focus mostly on art of the XXth century and contemporary art, especially of artists associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Author of Between ethnography and art. Mythologization of the Hutsuls and Hutsul regions in the Polish culture of the XIXth and XXth centuries (Cracow 2013) for which she received an award in the domestic works category of the XXIst edition of the Przegląd Wschodni Awards. An independent curator and exhibition producer. Constant cooperator of the Contemporary Lynx magazine, Together with Anna Stankiewicz and Martyna Nowicka she created the Studios on display project. She was awarded three scholarships of the Lanckorońscy Foundation from Brzezie (2001 in Vienna, 2005 and 2016 in London). A member of the Association of Art Historians and the Polish chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), in the years 2015-2017 she was the member of the board of AICA.

IT’S ONLY A DREAM. Performance by Łukasz Błażejewski | Teatr Nowy Proxima

Time:
9pm-9.30pm
Place: Krakowska 41

‘Epidemics have been with humanity for centuries. „Epidemie towarzyszą ludzkości od wieków. Smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera have been decimating cities, countries and even continents. The epidemic that is with us since last year influences our lives in a specific way. Experiences like this cause extreme reactions and doubts – maybe it is all just a dream? In modern times we push away imperfections, weaknesses, suffering and finally the inescapable – death – the terminal dream. What would humanity look like constantly dreaming it?’

blazejewski.art, teatrnowy.com.pl

Commune: happy
event + afterparty

Place: Grzegórzecka 18A
Time: 19-20.06.2021 | Saturday-Sunday 12am

The event will start on Saturday, the 19th of June 2021 at around 12am and will end in the morning of the 20th of June. Commune: happy will be spread all around the Wesoła district by old hospital buildings and inside them. The heart of the event will beat in the old urology building at 18 Grzegórzecka street. The whole endeavour will have a hybrid form thanks to live streaming. There will be a foodtruck and a bar set up by Betel club.

The main topic of the event is the renewal of presence in every possible meaning of this word. We will focus on performances, made live, ‘in the moment’. This is why we are organizing an open call for one day residencies taking on the topic of presence renewal and we’re inviting artists to interpret the topic. Site specific actions will be available offline and online (on city streaming platform playkrakow.pl). There will be concerts of experimental music, expert discussions and workshops focusing on renewing presence in ecologiucal, minority, existential and physical sense.

The whole event is supposed to renew the presence of interpersonal relations in the postpandemic world, build a commune of values based on attempts to self-organize and to generate discussion about this processes. Commune: happy is meant to be a meeting place, if only for this one day.

Art always wins | Artmine
Workshops for children aged 6-12 lat | 3pm | free entrance

Limited places
Place:
Studio RG29 | Rynek Główny 29/62

registration require: artmine.warsztaty@gmail.com
Workshop leader: Mirosława Bałazy | ARTMINE

During this workshop we will be creating experimental works using ink, inspired by creations of contemporary artists. Can being in touch with a work of art change something in me? We will be looking, experiencing, discussing and experimenting. Allowing ourselves to make mistakes and modify. All this in the atmosphere of fun which helps to express ourselves, to create bonds and develops the ability to think creatively and collectively. Art always wins!

A series of walks | more details will be available on cracowartweek.pl