Tenderness and multitude of stories
Artists: An exhibition of illustrations by artists and lecturers of the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University in Kraków, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
Curators: Magdalena Żmijowska, Bogna Sroka-Mucha

The “Znaczy się” New Art Foundation | 37 Kościuszki Street
Opening: 10.06.2022, 12 (noon)
Exhibition open: 13-17.06.2022, 11 am – 4 pm

Olga Tokarczuk’s lecture at the Nobel Prize ceremony became an important message and inspiration for invited artists and lecturers from Poland and abroad. In the face of war, pandemic, an economic and ecological crisis, it is necessary to be aware of co-creating sensitivity in all its dimensions. The exhibition will show a variety of attitudes and styles of work regarding illustration graphics.

Graphics above all
Artists: Marcin Pawłowski, Halina Cader-Pawłowska, Anna Sadowska, Małgorzata M. Niespodziewana, Agnieszka Łukaszewska, Jan Bujnowski, Jerzy Jędrysiak, Stanisław Cholewa, Ewelina Małysa, Anna Juszczak, Magdalena Lazar, Agnieszka Dutka, Mirosław Niesyto, Witold Winek, Mateusz Rafalski, Michał Tokarz, Karol Gawroński, Katarzyna Nowakowska, Artur Masternak, Szymon Prandzioch, Kamil Kocurek, Agnieszka Dobosz, Marta Bożyk, Jacek Zaborski
Curators: Mateusz Rafalski, Witold Winek

The International Center for Graphic Arts – Centrum Gallery | 29 Main Square
Opening: 10.06.2022, 5 pm
Exhibition open: 13-14.06.2022, 10 am – 4 pm | 15.06.2022, 11:30 am – 3 pm | 16.06.2022, 10 am – 4 pm | 17.06.2022, 10 am – 2:30 pm

The title of the project refers to the individual exhibition of Witold Skulicz presented at IPT (International Print Triennial) in 2012 in Kraków and is an attempt to prove that, despite global crises, graphic art is alive and still doing well. As in the difficult period of the Polish People’s Republic, thanks to the International Print Triennial, among others, it was a real window to the world, and today it proves that it can become a medium relatively easily crossing both literal and contractual artistic boundaries.

Regarding the slogan “we are multitude” accompanying this year’s 11th edition of Cracow Art Week, we want to show that despite the dynamic development of new media, graphic art is represented by the ever-expanding community of artists working within it, using both the classic workshop and experimenting with the formal limitations of this medium. We assume that the motto of this year’s Cracow Art Week will affect the multi-layered nature of the exhibition and will allow for the presentation of individual, maybe even radically different artistic attitudes, the common denominator of which will be graphics. It is the multitude of creative differences that enriches the development potential of this field. We invited artists from several Polish art academies to participate in the project.

Metaspace – digital painting exhibition and local social networking conference
Artists: Ewa Doroszenko, Jacek Doroszenko, Maciej Gniady, Michał Hyjek, Marzena Kolarz, Anna Pichura, Adam Panasiewicz, Natalia Nowosińska, Julia Wiereńko, Demo Drifters
Curators: Michał Hyjek, Marzena Kolarz

The tenement house on | 12 Cieszyńska Street
Date: 10.06.2022, 6 pm
An exhibition + a concert on 43 Mazowiecka Street

Referring to the gardening tradition of Krowodrza, usually maintained in the home garden, we would like to present the best products created in the privacy of digital artists’ homes in the last few years.

At the exhibition, we present physical objects and the digital content assigned to them (movies, sounds, photography, computer games, websites and every possible digitized work). Metaverse symbols, which are a ticket to the digital world, are burned on the objects in the tenement house on 12 Cieszyńska Street. The surroundings in front of and behind the tenement house as well as the ground floor with the backyard are transformed into a gallery of physical hyperlinks, a collection of physical links to digital data using advanced AR and NFC techniques. Coming into contact with a physical object, its shape and form is to be a gateway to the digital world, where we can see what meaning the object has and whether it plays a role in the digital world of the artist’s works.

“Very sooocial RLY, seriously”. An opening event of the Faculty of Art in the City 10.
Live Concert and Interactive VJ Sets.
Artists: Semprey (DJ), Dellyon, Młody Adi, Pawlik Beatz (DJ)

43 Mazowiecka Street
Date: 10.06.2022, 7 pm

An audio-visual exhibition that ends with concert performances. There will be an interactive mapping with fragments of the city of Krakow. Visuals referring to op-art and optical illusions. The aim of the whole action is to raise the problem / topic of the inherent functioning of a society immersed in a sea of ​​technological solutions.

There will be food trucks in the yard!

All the Eiffel Towers in the world
Artists: Martyna Beskiewicz, Anna Lem, Anna Stachura, Aleksandra Skwarek, Anna Macias
Curator: Lidia Krawczyk
Coordinators: Michał Łuczak, Lech Kolasiński

Ogniwo | 11a Smolki Street
Opening: 10.06.2022, 7 pm
Exhibition open: 11.06.2022, 12 (noon) – 10 pm | 13-17.06.2022, 12 (noon) – 10 pm

Since the dawn of time, telling stories has been one of the most engaging activities of human kind. Without it, our culture and history would not exist, our civilization would not have such a shape and form, and we would not even be ourselves (the self that composes stories has a key influence on the analysis and interpretation of what we experience, and thus also on our decisions). Much of our history has been constructed using words, both spoken and written.

When this was no longer enough for us, or when it turned out that a word does not produce the content we want to share in a fast or condensed manner, we have evolved into a society that communicates through images. Is the Eiffel Tower just a moment permanently captured and shared as a photograph or is it rather connoting who we are?

All the Eiffel Towers of the world is an exhibition of students and graduates of Art and Media, the Institute of Art and Design, the Pedagogical University of Cracow, who, telling us about their intimate experiences, tell stories in which a word is definitely not enough.

Show Off – Design
Artists: Employees and students of the Design Department at the Institute of Art and Design of the Pedagogical University of Cracow
Curators: Dagmara Latała, Dominik Lisik

The Faculty of Art – Pedagogical University of Cracow | 3 Podbrzezie Street
Opening: 11.06.2022, 5 pm
Exhibition open: 11-17.06.2022, 11 am – 4 pm

After two years of not only limiting mobility and access to means of expression, but also reflection on the changing world, the time has finally come to boldly present the audacious design concepts of students and lecturers of Design at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University.

In the heart of Krakow’s Kazimierz, in the building of the Pedagogical University, the latest projects of students-designers and their educating staff will be presented. The works created in the years 2020-2021 are going to fill the workshop laboratories in which they were created at level -1. They will be grouped in three categories: product, space and experiment.

Young designers are constantly trying to answer the question of what the object should be in today’s world, dominated by industry and the global economy. How to shape public space, how to design new spaces for meetings, integration and inclusion in response to numerous problems of today’s cities. What materials should be used for the production of new utility objects, which of the available technologies are the most sustainable, and what new needs a modern user has. In the era of overproduction, overconsumption and the climate crisis, it seems that designers have hope for a better future, surrounded by not only useful and aesthetic, but most of all ecological and human-related things.

The scope of the research for new, better solutions conducted by students goes beyond the scale of handy objects and is additionally aimed at improving the wider human environment. Spheres such as private, public and urban space – especially in the form of undeveloped local squares and parks, constitute the main areas of bottom-up design interventions.

The exhibition will be accompanied by shows and lectures organized in the ceramics, glass, paper and 3D printing studio.

Demonstration of doctoral projects

Gazowa 13 | 13 Gazowa Street
Opening: 11.06.2022, 7 pm
Czynne: 10-17.06.2022, g. TBA

Exhibition I

Stadtschaft – a multi-layered image of human relations with urban space
Artist: Sebastian Bożek
Curator: Małgorzata Wielek

The project was created in order to critically evaluate research, methods and artistic tools characteristic of creative strategies with reference to the phenomenon of the city. The author referred to issues such as: palimpsest, panopticon, city-interface, human-spatial sensual relations, a map.

The phenomena and methods that the author was interested in were the starting point for the analysis of selected issues and attempts to transform them into an artistic statement. The issue that is particularly important in the project is the issue of a person in space (city) and their contact with it in the spirit of the dérive method and idea – the study of the urban structure (psychogeography) and emotional disorientation, which is embodied in a character known as a flâneur. The project consists of: assemblage / painting and spatial installation and video installation. The project also addresses the problem of connections between more traditional forms of expression (installation, mural, painting) and the activities of an extended field of painting and installation (video installation).

Project II

The Building
Artist: Konrad Peszko
Curator: Adam Panasiewicz

Project entitled THE BUILDING raises the issue of exploring memories in the form of autobiographical memories in the process of reconstructing the space of the post-industrial Telpod building, located in Kraków’s district Zabłocie. The main assumptions focus on creating memory models based on the memories of people renting space in this building. Based on the reports collected by means of a set of questions in the form of a questionnaire, a multimedia work was created which is a combination of an animated movie The Building and installations made on the basis of field samples from the building space.

A heterogeneous mixture
Artists: Lecturers and students of the Institute of Painting and Art Education of the Pedagogical University
Curators: Ernest Ogórek, Krzysztof Gil

The C.K. Norwid Culture Center ARTzone | os. Górali 4
Opening: 14.06.2022, 6 pm
Exhibition open: 13-17.06.2022, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

A heterogeneous mixture is a melange in which the individual components, although mixed, retain their individuality. A heterogeneous mixture is defined as a phenomenon in which the different components of the mix of substances can be identified with the naked eye or by using a microscope. Sand mixed with sugar could be an example of such a mixture. The heterogeneity becomes a whole as a result of the merger. The distinctness becomes the unobtrusive possibility of coexistence.

MULTIVERSE Flyer Cinema – all that might happen, happens for sure
Curator: Wiola Sowa

Paradox Cinema | Krupnicza Street
Opening: 15-16.06.2022, 6 pm

This year’s edition of Flyer Cinema 6.0 is immersed in the unlimited imagination of the authors of film etudes, both animated and documentary, and music videos. The movies were made in the Animation Studio and the Video Studio of the Institute of Art and Design of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, where students of art faculties improve their skills of creating artistic statements with the use of film. The topics they take up are a reflection on universal problems, but also a research analysis, careful observation or commentary on current events. They reflect the students’ individual sensitivity and talent.

Gallery info:

Flyer Cinema – is an initiative of students and lecturers of the Institute of Art and Design of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, which presents etudes of students and graduates of Digital Design, Graphics, Art and Media and Art & Design.

Poster Challenge 2022
Curator: Katarzyna Wojdyła, Karolina Szafran i Marcin Urbańczyk

Various Locations | TBA
Open: 10-17.06.2022
3 poster pillars in Kazimierz, 3x near Planty Park in Kraków, 2x Podgórze, 2x near Grunwaldzkie Traffic Circle

The idea of ​​Poster Challenge differs from typical poster reviews organized around the world. Usually, such reviews present a selection of the best works, very thoughtful, meticulously and carefully designed. Works that are often the result of a long and arduous design process preceded by the implementation of a large number of sketches and preliminary designs. Poster Challenge changes this traditional idea of ​​reviewing the best works in favor of presenting works created in a specific time period. Poster Challenge posters are works that only had one day to appear in the mind of a designer – a kind of a one-day trip, without a wide range of trial and error. These are fresh and light designs, where a certain imperfection is an immanent and even a desirable feature. These are projects that have been stopped during the creative process. Is it wrong? Not really, the ability to formulate a quick and accurate visual expression comes at a price, especially today as the world is racing faster and faster. This skill is also a testimony to the specific fertility of the designer, it shows the mastery and efficiency of the poster workshop.

Poster Challenge 2022 is focused on the We are multitude slogan. How are we to understand this? The project involves lecturers from the Department of Visual Communication, students of the Institute of Art and Design together with invited guests from Polish and foreign partner universities. We are multitude in the context of different experiences and experiences of the poster. We are multitude also in the context of the age and the skills of the creators. We are multitude in the context of our sensitivity to the world and different ways of perceiving and feeling it. These areas differentiate us, but at the same time they bind us together. We are creating the University as a place for exchanging experiences and developing areas of science and art.

This year’s Poster Challenge also shows the multitude of artistic statements in the context of a single slogan. It also shows the elements of individual sensitivity kept in check in visual communication.