DIRECTIONS | exhibition
Curators: Jakub Szachnowski, Katarzyna Szachnowska

Scena Supernova | 12 Zyblikiewicza Street
Opening: 10.06.2022, 7 pm
Exhibition open: 10.06.2022, 3 pm – 8 pm | 12.06.2022, 2 pm – 7 pm | 13-15.06.2022 3 pm – 7 pm | 14-15.06 3pm – 6pm | 16-17.06.2022, 2 pm – 7 pm 

Directions are ours. Directions are (not) formed by chance. They are set, broken down, approximate, they create reversed tendencies. These are matters of relations, parallel lines, rays, line segments and vectors. Objectives and methods of action set out. Procedures and definitions, designated superficial glances, dragged out without a fixed route. Which way are we moving? How is the road and do we already know its direction?

The Directions slogan has become the starting point for the creation of a common exhibition space in which visual artists focused on contemporary photography and broadly understood multimedia will collaborate. The exhibition is intended to provide an overview of all kinds of directions – in the broadest sense of the word.


Łukasz Błażejewski – An Exhibition of Theatrical Poster | exhibition
Artist: Łukasz Błażejewski

The hall of Teatr Nowy Proxima in Kraków | 41 Krakowska Street
Opening: 11.06.2022, 6 pm
Exhibition open: 10-17.06.2022, 10 am – 8 pm

Teatr Nowy Proxima is already 15 years old, and it has been located in its new seat at 41 Krakowska Street for 5 years. Its functioning in the new place is perfectly illustrated by posters for premieres and events by Łukasz Błażejewski, the co-founder of this theater, acting as a Creative Director, a set designer, a costume designer and a performer. More than 30 posters, which are a combination of classic drawing and digital technology, create a modern approach with the precision of the workshop. They are printed by the theater as limited and numbered series, which means that they have a collector’s value. The exhibition will be presented in the hall, along the winding staircase leading to the theater.


“ (…) Така весняна ніч | Taka wiosenna noc | Such a spring night | לילה אביבי כזה (…)” (a part of the Fight with Art series) | exhibition
Artists: Vlas Belov, Olia Fedorova, Daryna Gladun, Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, Bella Logachova, Daniil Nemyrovskyi, Oleksiy Sai
Curators: Hanna Shumska i Kamila Czosnyk

CentrALT – Jewish Center of Contemporary Art and Activism | 9 Józefińska Street
Opening: 12.06.2022, 6 pm
Exhibition open: 10-17.06.2022, 10 am – 6 pm

There have been only 26 days of peace on Earth since the end of World War II. On February 24, Vladimir Putin announced a military operation to allegedly “demilitarize and denationalize Ukraine.” We want to show you the real Ukraine through the eyes of the people who are really there, through the eyes of artists from Kiev, Kharkiv and Bucha. We want to show you something that we all subconsciously run from, what we don’t want to know, what we don’t want to think about and what we don’t want to hear. For some of us, this story will sound familiar …


Cement takes shapes | exhibition
Artists: Tatiana Dzivakova, Jura Dzivakoū
Curators: Artur Wabik

Baszta Gallery / The Dworek Białoprądnicki Center of Culture | 2 Papiernicza Street
Opening: 13.06.2022, 6 pm
Exhibition open: 10.06.2022, 10 am – 4 pm | 11-12.06.2022, 12 (noon) – 6 pm | 13-17.06.2022, 10 am – 4 pm
Event fee of charge

“Cement takes shapes” is an installation by two Belarusian artists associated with theater, devoted to analogies between a work of visual arts and an architectural object. Collages made of cement, a material associated with construction, will have a graphic character and will fit into the existing space of the gallery. The “Baszta” Gallery uses the ruins of a 16th-century defensive tower made of limestone, the relics of which provide a natural setting for site-specific installations.


Minimalist Cartoon | exhibition
Artists: Dem, Jan Mazur, Melon, Bartosz Minkiewicz, Michał Rzecznik, Jacek Świdziński
Curators: Artur Wabik

Comic Book Museum | 7/10A Sarego Street
Opening: 15.06.2022 | 8 pm

Exhibition open: 10-17.06.2022, 12 (noon) – 6 pm
Event free of charge

Minimalist cartoon is a genre that became popular after 2000, along with the dynamic development of the Internet. The oldest examples of Polish minimalist comics can be found in the press from the interwar period. The most prominent representative of this genre was Sławomir Mrożek, who documented and commented on the everyday life of Polish people using simple artistic forms. Currently, the functions of the printed press are increasingly taken over by the Internet. This is where minimalist comics/cartoons are regularly published today, sometimes in the form of blogs or journals.

Gallery info: Kraków Comic Book Association was established in December 2020 in Kraków. Its main purpose is to document, archive and promote comic art, in line with the Museum Act.


What does a photo do? | Main Exhibition
Curators: dr Dominik Kuryłek, Monika Kozień, Marta Miskowiec, Marek Janczyk, Marek Maszczak, Andrzej Rybicki

MuFo | 22A Rakowicka Street
Open: 10-17.06.2022, 11 am – 6 pm

For the keyword “Krakers”, on June 10-11, you can get a special ticket price of PLN 5 to the main exhibition “What does a photo do?”

The new main exhibition of the Museum of Photography in Krakow, prepared by the MuFo curatorial team chaired by Dominik Kuryłek, is the first exhibition of this type presented in Poland; reviewing and presenting both the history of photography, its present and future. The title “What does a photo do?” perfectly reflects the multidimensional approach to photography adopted by the Museum’s curatorial team. By asking the question “what does” – and therefore “how it works”, but also, in a colloquial sense – “what creates” or “what constitutes” a photo, curators reach for a number of topics related to the photographic process, ways of using photos and cultural significance photography.

Nie od razu zbudowano / Wasn’t Built in a Day (a part of Photomonth)
Artists: Maciej Cholewa, Michał Jankowski, Nagrobki (Maciej Salamon, Adam Witkowski), Grażyna Monika Olszewska / Rufus, Marta Romankiv, Łukasz Surowiec, Aga Szreder & Rafał Żwirek, Andrzej Wasilewski
Curator: Stanisław Ruksza

Bunkier – Gallery of Contemporary Art | 20 Main Square
Open: 10-17.06.2022, 12 (noon) – 7 pm | Mondays – closed | 14.06 – closed

The Wasn’t Built in a Day exhibition, presented at Bunkier Sztuki, is the artists’ story about Krakow of the past years, from previous editions of the Photomonth, but also about the modern city, because, as Maciej Maleńczuk once sang, “nothing has changed”. The creators recall repressed legends, contemporary symptoms of deliberate oblivion and sweeping under the carpet, and at the same time it is an exhibition about contemporary Poland that Krakow is a part of, but also whose spirit it embodies. The curator of this exhibition is Stanisław Ruksza, who is associated with the Trafo gallery in Szczecin. At the exhibition we will see new works e.g. of Maciej Cholewa, Marta Romankiv, Łukasz Surowiec, The Tombstones.

I, the Cat. Cats in Japanese and Western Art | exhibition
Curator: dr Anna Król

Manggha Museum | 26 Konopnickiej Street
Opening: 10-17.06.2022, 10 am – 6 pm | Mondays – closed

For the keyword “KRAKERS” – free entry

Cat – a living, sensitive, intelligent creature that lives in harmony with its nature and principles. Countless, both serious studies and no less serious literary works have been written about it and in the context of relations with it: short stories, novels, elusive haikus and poems, tales and fairy tales. It became the hero of movies and comics, it took its place on the Internet. It appeared very early as a motif in art and culture, which is probably why the number of its images – in painting, graphics, sculpture, posters, arts and crafts and other media – seems incalculable. We are talking, of course, of Felis catus, the domestic cat, the most numerous domestic animal in the world. Yet there are 40 species in the wild cat family (Felidae) and they are facing extinction, some of them are “critically endangered”, others “endangered”, and a few declared extinct in the 20th century.

According to the Chinese (and Japanese) zodiac, 2022 is the year of the Tiger (tora). In China, the tiger is a critically endangered species, as every part of its body is used in Chinese folk medicine. In Poland, the only living wild cats – the wildcat and the lynx – are under strict species protection, as they are also threatened with extinction.

The idea to create the exhibition I, the Cat. Cats in Jap­anese and Western Art at the Manggha Museum has been prompted by the masterly ukiyo-e prints depicting various ‘cat matters’ found in Fe­liks ‘Manggha’ Jasieński’s collection. While the group is relatively small compared to other themes represented in Jasieński’s collection, such as ‘pictures of flowers and birds’ or landscapes, it excellently illustrates feline motifs in Japanese art: beautiful women with a cat, playing cats, and above all bakeneko yūjo (courtesans turned into cat monsters), in addition to cat demons in Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s works. In the exhibi­tion, they are accompanied by characters from Japanese legends and popular culture – manekineko and Hello Kitty, juxtaposed with West­ern perceptions of cats, their symbolism, interpretations, and genera­tive presence in culture. There are also Filip Pągowski’s designs for Rei Kawakubo’s BLACK Comme des Garçons and A Plan for Tokyo, 2020 by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.


International suiseki exhibition: “Three stones” | exhibition
Curator: Bogdan Pociask

Manggha Museum | 26 Marii Konopnickiej Street
Open: 10-12.06.2022, 10 am – 6 pm

For the keyword “KRAKERS” – free entry

The cyclical exhibition presents the traditional Japanese art of suiseki in Polish, Czech and Slovak collections. Suiseki (Jap. ‘water and stone’) is an art of Chinese origin, consisting in artistic display of stones whose shape or texture reflects an existing landscape or other natural features. The tradition has a long history, going back to the Kamakura period (1192–1333) in Japan. One of the most popular forms of suiseki is toyamaishi (‘distant mountain’), i.e. a stone representing a single mountain or several pinnacles. Other frequent natural features are waterfalls, bodies of water, plateaus, or islands. In addition to such landscape motifs, suiseki also involves shapes representing picturesque details: the worn thatch of an alpine cottage, or a boat abandoned at water’s edge; there are also stones resembling animals or human figures, or ones with a floral pattern or other natural elements seen on their surface.

At the Manggha Museum, suiseki began to surface in the late 1990s, although the breakthrough did not come until the autonomous International Suiseki Exhibition in 2012, with contributing collectors from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The show was also graced by Master Matsuura (the world’s greatest authority on this art and for years the leader of the Nippon Suiseki Association), who showed much appreciation for it, despite the highly intuitive work that had gone into creating it. Subsequently, the exhibition participants came up with the idea to create a group of leaders with a view to teaching and propagating Japanese suiseki in the three countries: Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland. The project – and the group that created it – were named San Seki (‘three stones’). Their efforts culminate in an annual suiseki exhibition held in one of the contributing countries.

Suiseki is a manifestation of wabi, the Japanese idea of beauty derived from Zen aesthetics, also found e.g. in the tea ceremony (chadō) or haiku poetry. Contemplating the subdued colours, the suggestive-yet-harmonious and subtle forms of stones, makes it possible to notice their outer and inner beauty – the beauty which, after all, is ‘in the eye of the beholder’. It helps understand the spirit and essence of Japan’s tradition and culture.


Katarzyna Szweda, There Is No One Nearby to Share With (Exhibition – a part of the Photomonth Show Off Section in Kraków) | exhibition
Artist: Katarzyna Szweda
Curator: Magdalena Ujma

CRICOTEKA | 2/4 Nadwiślańska Street
Open: 10-12.06.2022, 11 am – 7 pm | 16-17.06.2022, 11 am – 7 pm

“My childhood has a huge impact on what I create now”, says Katarzyna Szweda. Her photographs are the result of the artist’s relationship with the landscapes shown. A relationship so close that it is actually tangible. It is not without reason that Katarzyna called the presented cycle Zemla, which in Lemko means land. This, in the understanding of the photographer, is the most fundamental value. It is not only the ground on which one walks and which firmly supports the feet. The Earth is also the giver of life. It is the mother and also the one place where you truly feel at home, where you grow your roots – like a plant. (…) The author travels through the valleys where, before the war, there were villages bustling with life. Her photos convey a sense of loss. How to shape the void? It comes from a memory that is impossible to cope with. Memory is intrusive, it returns, haunts the grandchildren of those affected by traumatic events with afterimages and echoes. Because how to depict the enormity of violence? Of displacement? Of uprooting? All this soaked into the ground, which was and is the basic value for people who have lived there for centuries, for the Lemkos. Katarzyna touches on the subject of the lost motherland in a delicate way.”

Katarzyna Szweda (born in 1990 in Nowy Żmigród) – a poet and a photographer. She grew up in the Low Beskids in Wrzosowa Polana. The graduate of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. The author of the debut volume Bosorka (Biuro Literackie, 2020), for which she was nominated for the Wiesław Kazanecki Literary Award, the Stanisław Barańczak Award-Scholarship and to Silesius in the Debut category. Awarded with the Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow. The participant of the Sputnik Photos 2020/2021 Mentoring Program. The presented works were created as part of this program.

Curatorial tour of exhibitions:
The Land of Sensitivity, drawing, curator: Małgorzata Bundzewicz
Intuitions, sculpture, curator: Maria Moroz

Paper Emotions, the art of paper, curator: Ewa Rosiek-Buszko
Covidoki (Covid Afterimages), multimedia, curator: Michał Jandura

Society of Friends of Fine Arts | The Art Palace | 4 Szczepański Square
Date: 10.06.2022, 3 pm

Curatorial guided tour as part of the Krakow Artistic Meetings 2022 – TERRITORIES. The motto of the festival – Territories, refers to the broadly understood areas of human functioning in terms of the place of life and work as well as the private space limited by external or internal standards, conditions or circumstances.

Bracha L. Ettinger: Kaddish – Birthing – Pieta. The Matrixial Origins of Aesthetics and Ethics / Kadisz – Poród – Pieta. Macierzyste źródła estetyki i etyki. A meeting with Bracha Ettinger and a premiere of Macierz/Matrix book from the Exhibiting Theory series (edited by K. Bojarska, A. Chromik, N. Giemza, published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego)
Artist: Bracha L. Ettinger

Jagiellonian University | 16 Gołębia Street, room 42
Date: 10.06.2022, 5 pm
Hosts: Katarzyna Bojarska, Anna Chromik, Roma Sendyka

The beginning of the Macierz / Matrix publication was the Matrix / Macierz performative action devoted to women in academia organized by the Curatorial Collective in Libraria (the former Collegium Maius library room) at the Jagiellonian University Museum during KRAKERS 2018. The book’s axis is the text “The Matrixial Gaze” by Bracha L. Ettinger, and the authors – academic artists, professors, doctoral students, students, graduates, teachers, as well as former academicians and former PhD students – are looking for a medium to talk about the experience of the patriarchal hegemony of the academy and about the guerrilla methods of women “hacking” this system in the spirit of the feminist ethics of responsibility and care, but also of working together.

Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger (born in 1948 in Tel Aviv) is one of the most important contemporary artists and leading figures of the so-called New European Painting. A researcher in the field of post-Lacanian psychoanalysis and gender difference, and an author of groundbreaking research on trauma, aesthetics and ethics in matrix theory. A representative of the so-called second generation, daughter of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust. A professor at GCAS College Dublin and at the European Graduate School, where she heads the Department of Art and Psychoanalysis, an active psychoanalyst and a supervisor. Her activities have significantly influenced not only contemporary art, but also critical theory and studies on visual culture and gender research.


Intergenerational “TOGETHER” Workshop

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, the arcades of the MOCAK library / audiovisual room (location depending on the weather conditions)) | 4 Lipowa Street
Date: 11.06.2022, 12:00 (noon)
Duration: 2 hours

Limit: 25 people
Cost: PLN 14/ per person


The intergenerational workshop is an invitation for whole families and groups of friends to work together. The starting point will be the installation by Kateřina Šedá “It Doesn’t Matter” (2005-2007), presented at the exhibition “Dialogue with the Space”. The event will consist of a short tour, especially taking into account the work of the artist, and then the participants will think together about what a family is, how to cultivate a sense of community through art, how art can help to tame differences and help to find a common language. The climax will be a joint artistic activity based on the visualization of the developed ideas.

Curatorial guided tour of Zdzisław Beksiński Gallery and Jerzy Duda – Gracz Gallery
Curator: Joanna Gościej-Lewińska

Nowa Huta Cultural Center, CENTRUM Gallery | 232 Jana Pawła II Street
Date of the event: 11.06.2022, 1 pm
Tickets – PLN 20/ per person

Zdzisław Beksiński Gallery. Beksiński belongs to a small group of Polish artists whose work is so well recognized both in Poland and in Europe. The works of the Artist, which generate a lot of emotions and controversy, do not leave anyone indifferent. They evoke extreme feelings: from admiration to sharp criticism. Beksiński’s artistic language is characterized by great detail. In his works the master immortalizes deformed figures, abandoned buildings, formidable shapes and figures that sometimes fascinate and sometimes frighten… The permanent exhibition includes 50 oil paintings, mostly from the 1980s, from the so-called fantastic period in the painter’s work. It was then that his most famous, iconic works from today’s perspective were created. They are complemented by a dozen or so paintings from the last years of his life, showing the painter’s turn towards more ascetic forms of expression. On this occasion, a collection of 200 drawings and photographs will also be presented, which are an integral part of the artist’s collection of works transferred to Nowa Huta Cultural Center.

Jerzy Duda – Gracz Gallery. In the past, Duda – Gracz was sought after and adored, then people started to be ashamed and even afraid of him. Is it time to get to know him once more? The work of this artist is an undeniable phenomenon of Polish culture of the last fifty years. It seems that although Duda-Gracz became silent once and for all in 2004, his work did not say the last word. In the 1970s, it would be difficult to find an artist in Poland whose work received such a vivid social response as Duda-Gracz’s painting; the resonance caused by his exhibitions is easier to compare with the reception of important films or generational bestsellers than with phenomena in the field of visual arts. Duda-Gracz’s career developed at the pace of the blitzkrieg. The highlight of the first stage of his career was the exhibition at the Kordegarda Gallery in Warsaw in December 1978. Among the twenty-something oil on canvas paintings that make up this exhibition, he showed many of his most famous paintings, which to this day define common ideas about Duda-Gracz – works such as “Apocalypse Riders or Bungled”, “Rusałka domowa”, “Babel 2” or “Niedziela 2”. After its success in Warsaw, the exhibition began a tour of Poland. By the beginning of 1980, it had visited fourteen cities.


Artist: ADU Ada Karczmarczyk

International Cultural Center, Panoramic Room | 25 Main Square (panoramic room)
Date: 11.06.2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

During this year’s “Artist talk”, Ada Karczmarczyk ADU – one of the most controversial Polish artists of the young generation – will talk about her long and complicated creative path by showing her artistic works. During the show, she will reveal the behind-the-scenes process of their creation, i.e. the impulses and intentions behind them and the stories of strange, mysterious, and even miraculous events that happened during the creative process. Thanks to this presentation, the audience will be able to go deeper into the artist’s life, full of surprising twists and turns, situations which her art has become entangled in and the reactions of the circles through which she has passed. An important point of the speech will be the topic of mission, inspiration, mystical rapture, creative ecstasy, but also searching and wandering. While talking about the fate of her art, she will raise issues such as: controversy and condemnation, exclusion and recognition, involvement in politics and power, hate, misunderstanding, love, friendship, loneliness, pain, suffering, betrayal, fame, fall, jealousy, hate, stage experience and combat.

The artist will try to answer the following questions: What were the reactions to her creative activities? What did she have to deal with? What did she experience, what did she learn, and what built her up? What disappointed her and what did she learn from? What was her transformation like? What choices did she have to make? What obstacles did she have to overcome, and what pitfalls and temptations awaited her? And most of all – “What is the price of being Adu?”

Ada Karczmarczyk (born in 1985), also known as ADU – multimedia artist, performer, composer, singer and painter. A graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication (Intermedia). In her work, she tries to build bridges between tradition and modernity, and to connect the incompatible, struggling worlds of spirituality, pop culture and art. She is a laureate of many prestigious art competitions, including Views 2015, Deutsche Bank Award at Zachęta, and participated in many important exhibitions in Poland and abroad. In 2010, she was an artist-in-residence in New York and in 2016 at Villa Romana in Florence. She lives and works in Warsaw.

Curatorial guided tour of exhibitionswach:
Structures of Relationships, interdisciplinary art, curator: Anna Śliwińska
Territories of Photography, photography, curator: Maria Pyrlik
Open Space_closeness, outdoor sculpture, curator: Jan Tutaj

Nowa Huta Cultural Centre in Kraków – Galleries: CENTRUM White Gallery, CENTRUM Black and Grey Galleries | 232 Jana Pawła II Street
Date: 11.06.2022, 2 pm

Curatorial guided tour as part of the Krakow Artistic Meetings 2022 – TERRITORIES. The motto of the festival – Territories, refers to the broadly understood areas of human functioning in terms of the place of life and work as well as the private space limited by external or internal standards, conditions or circumstances.

Workshop: Sketching on the arcaded courtyard

The Arcaded Courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle | 5 Wawel Street
the meeting spot: at the entrance to the Wyczółkowski Rediscovered exhibition
Date: 11.06.2022, 2 pm – 4 pm
Viewers: no age limit
Price: PLN 20.

The workshop will be conducted by Michał Zawada.

Leon Wyczółkowski willingly took up the subject of Wawel, showing the Wawel Hill, the arcaded courtyard, as well as the castle interiors from different perspectives. Inspired by the artist’s works, participants will create their own works of nature – surrounded by Wawel cloisters.

Michał Zawada – Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts, studied art history at the Jagiellonian University and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Since 2012, he has been an assistant in the Painting Studio of professor Andrzej Bednarczyk. He is engaged in painting, photography and video art.

At school and while playing truant. Cat walks on paper
Lecturer: Ph.D. Artur Tanikowski

Manggha Museum | 26 Marii Konopnickiej Street
Exhibition open: 11.06.2022, 3 pm
Prelegent: dr Artur Tanikowski
Free entry


The speech concerns the feline presence in the works of Polish graphic designers, including, above all, poster artists and illustrators. The starting point is the animal iconography in the first decades of the twentieth century, and the conclusion – cats involved in contemporary socio-cultural phenomena, such as feminism or the latest moral changes. An art historian, Ph.D. Artur Tanikowski, will try to capture the imaginary image of a cat on paper.


Curatorial guided tour of Covidoki (Covid Afterimages), multimedia
Curator: Michał Jandura

Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków: AFA Gallery and Painting Gallery | 13 Matejko Square
Date: 11.06.2022, 4 pm

Curatorial guided tour as part of the Krakow Artistic Meetings 2022 – TERRITORIES. The motto of the festival – Territories, refers to the broadly understood areas of human functioning in terms of the place of life and work as well as the private space limited by external or internal standards, conditions or circumstances.

A few words on the appropriation art | Lecture
Lecturer: Marcin Korneluk

Podbrzezie Gallery | 3 Podbrzezie Street, Pedagogical University, 1st floor
Date: 11.06.2022, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

When we hear Malevich or Duchamp, we see icons that have crossed certain boundaries. They opened the door to a new perception in the art world.

It seems that everything has already been said, played and made up. And yet.

Richard Prince, Sherrie Levine, Piotr Uklański, Łukasz Skąpski are suddenly here.

When the creators enter something not of their own, leave their comfort zone, run the risk of criminal liability and damages, they begin to ask if copyright is still necessary. So let’s try to answer the question of whether copyright will eventually protect authors, and why it will not.

Marcin Korneluk – director, screenwriter. Audiovisual creator. Court expert in the field of new media and proprietary copyrights valuation. He specializes in determining the scope of copyright protection. He examines the position of the appropriation art in the context of the binding intellectual property law regulations. Member of the Visual Arts Authors Association and the Polish Filmmakers Association.

Different faces | Art workshops for children

RG29 Studio | 29/62 Main Square
Participants’ age: 6-10 years
Date: 12.06.2022, 11 am – 1 pm


What is contemporary art? The works of contemporary artists will inspire us to perform in a creative way. Multitude. Searching. Discovering new techniques. Fun. We will create self-portraits using various techniques.

An invitation to embroidering a tablecloth with Eliza Proszczuk
Artist: Eliza Proszczuk

The Ethnographic Museum of Kraków | 46 Krakowska Street
Date: 12.06.2022, 4 pm – 7 pm
Free entry

SISTERHOOD. During the “POWERBANK / women’s strength” exhibition presented at the Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, we invite you to join us in using traditional techniques of embroidering tablecloths. Through concentration, reflection and emotions that accompany embroidery, during a conversation and with a sense of community, we will look at how sisterhood can affect us and what it means. Women’s lives, social roles and creativity present at the exhibition will be a reference to the time spent together.

Eliza Proszczuk – visual artist, animator, educator, author of fabrics, spatial objects and collages. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Painting (2006) and the Faculty of Visual Arts (2009) at Post St. Joost in Breda. In 2015, she got her doctorate from her alma mater. A scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2010, 2020) and ZAiKS (2014). She is currently working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Interior Design in the Fabric in Architecture Studio. She creates socially engaged art. She deals with topics related to feminism and femininity, she works with women in prison, patients of drug addiction treatment centers or people with a refugee experience. A frequent starting point for her is the traditional art of north-eastern Poland.

Disappearing children. A walk for grown-ups | walk
Author | Host: Łucja Malec-Kornajew | Fishka Krakow Tours

The Statue of Juliusz Leo | the square next to the Father Bernatek Footbridge
Date: 13.06.2022, 6 pm
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
Limit: 30 people


In Krakow, in September 1939, children suddenly began to disappear. Just a moment before, for example, class 6b had had 40 students, a few days later 12 of them were crossed from the attendance list and never returned to school. The children had their names: Rachela, Izaak, Ryfka, Rena …

We will follow in the footsteps of children and people who saved the lives of others in the Krakow ghetto, risking a lot. We will talk about Krakow’s Korczak – Dawid Kurzmann, about the Austrian policeman Oswald Bousko, doctor Julian Aleksandrowicz and factory owners – Oskar Schindler, Juliusz Madritsch and Feliks Dziuba as well as their families, friends and colleagues. About people who behaved as they should.



MICET | 1 Jagiellońska Street
Date: 14.06.2022, 5 pm – 6 pm
Entry: PLN 8 (entry to MICET included)
Info and registration:, phone no.: 735597182

Inspired by the motto of this year’s edition of the KRAKERS festival: “We are multitude” and the children’s ensemble Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano, popular in the 1980s and 1990s, we decided to establish an extraordinary choir at the Stary Theater. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be able to sing to sign up for it. It is enough to be brave, curious and open to new challenges.

We want to show that theater is like life – it consists of us – people with different experiences, talents and tastes, but it is this polyphony that can make the most beautiful theatrical piece – non-obvious and surprising. Let’s look for common things together, see how much we have in common. The Theater and the spaces of the interactive MICET museum – the only such museum in Poland – will be the meeting place. The workshop will use props and other elements from legendary performances from the history of the Stary Theater. The meeting will consist of three modules, and each of them will be an original workshop with a different leader. On that day, you are invited to work and search together by: the curator of MICET – Anna Litak and educators: Daniel Arbaczewski and Łukasz Zaleski. One evening, one theater, three presenters and thirty participants. We invite everyone who wants to become multitude with us!

Curatorial guided tour of The Limits of a Book, artistic book
Curator: Teresa B. Frodyma

ZPAP Okręg Krakowski (Polish Artists Association in Kraków), Pryzmat Gallery | 3 Łobzowska Street
Date: 14.06.2022, 5 pm

Curatorial guided tour as part of the Krakow Artistic Meetings 2022 – TERRITORIES. The motto of the festival – Territories, refers to the broadly understood areas of human functioning in terms of the place of life and work as well as the private space limited by external or internal standards, conditions or circumstances

Mniejszości/Minorities Photography show and Your Roots in Poland presentation
Participants: Grégory Michenaud, Kinga Urbańska, Karolina Szlęzak
Moderator: Danuta Węgiel

“Pod Gruszką” Journalist Club, the Fontana Hall | 1 Szczepańska Street
Date: 15.06.2022, 6 pm

The Association of Polish Art Photographers in Kraków invites you to a photography show combined with a conversation about minorities and the Your Roots in Poland presentation.

Grégory Michenaud – photographs – minorities. The intention of the sociological and artistic project of the French photographer, permanently living in Poland, is to undermine the belief of Polish people on the ethnic and religious homogeneity of their country. In search of traces of multiculturalism, Michenaud visits national and ethnic minorities and documents their presence, and then juxtaposes portraits of contemporary families with archival materials, showing intergenerational communication. Minorities within different cultures and political systems are an important point of reference and inspiration for a country’s community.

Grégory Michenaud (1975, France / Poland)

Freelancer and photographer based in Krakow, member of ZPAF (The Association of Polish Art Photographers), participant of the Sputnik Photo Mentoring Program and workshops at the photo agency VII. Assistant to photographer Patrick Zachmann during his documentary journey through Central and Eastern Europe. Winner of many awards and honors: finalist of Open Walls, organized by the British Journal of Photography, winner of the second prize at the Prix de la Photo Paris (Px3). Gregory Michenaud’s works have appeared in numerous trade magazines and in the Polish press, as well as at individual and collective exhibitions in France, Italy, the United States, Poland and Slovakia.

Wielokulturowe Korzenie Polaków | Kinga Urbańska i Karolina Szlęzak | Your roots in Poland

In the past, Poland was a multinational, multicultural and multi-religious country. Apart from Polish people, it was also inhabited by Lithuanians, Belarusians, Latvians, Ruthenians and Ukrainians, who, like the Polish, were indigenous people, and Jews, Germans, Armenians, Tatars and Italians, who constituted an immigrant population. We can discover this diversity thanks to genealogical research, because perhaps we have representatives of these nations among our ancestors. During the lecture, we will present the history of Polish multiculturalism and the specificity of conducting genealogical research for other than just Roman Catholic denominations.

Kinga Urbańska – Genealogist, historian, archivist, and, most importantly, the founder of Your Roots in Poland company and Stowarzyszenie Twoje Korzenie w Polsce (Your Roots in Poland Association). She obtained a master’s degree in history at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Within the company, she is responsible for planning and development strategy, as well as business partnership. Manages projects related to saving local and family history from oblivion. She often lectures on Polish genealogy – both in Poland and abroad (RootsTech conference).

Karolina Szlęzak – Genealogist, historian, archivist, book author, co-founder and owner of Your Roots in Poland and vice-president of Stowarzyszenie Twoje Korzenie w Polsce (Your Roots in Poland Association). A graduate of the Pedagogical University in Krakow, MA in history, specializing in archival science and source editing. She started her adventure with genealogy while she was still a student, preparing and defending her master’s thesis recreating the history of a noble family, Spinkowie z Będkowa, coat of arms – Prus. In a word, genealogy is her profession, but also a passion that she has been pursuing continuously since 2012 by running and developing Your Roots in Poland.


Derealization | Exhibition
Artists: Vlad Nikorchuk, Maciej Skaza, Beata Malinowska-Petelenz, Paweł Wieczorek, Artem Humilevskiy, Franciszek Araszkiewicz, Robert Schwarz, Christopher Schwarz, Anne Sophie Wass, Yara Mekawei, AnimaeNoctis (Siliva Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli)
Curators: Anna Petelenz, Małgorzata Petelenz

Momentum Gallery | 17/3 Chopina Street
Opening: 15.06.2022, 6:30 pm
Exhibition open: 15.06.2022, 6:30 pm – 9 pm | 15-22.06.2022 on the agreed date

Derealization, KRAKERS 2022, Momentum Gallery. A disorder. A daydream. The impossibility of the world. Fear, apprehension and unreality. Can you believe in a world that cannot happen? And is it possible not to believe in the world that is made of concrete? The Derealization exhibition tells about cities, about the emptiness of houses that cannot

exist and those with excess. About spaces where multitude can be realized. Derealization is visual and sound narration about places and situations that disturb, irritate and delight with their reality.


From baby dragons to really huge ones. A “Walking Detective” activity around Krakow for Ukrainian and Polish Author | Host: Łucja Malec-Kornajew

The City Center | (the meeting spot will be announced just before the walk)
Date: 11.06.2022, 10 am – 12 am

Amount of participants in one group: 10 kids
Age: 6-9 Amount of groups: 2
Duration: 1,5h

*We ask parents to be present during the walk

How many dragons live in Krakow? Because apparently Wawelski is not the only one?

We will try to track down the dragons hidden in the city. What will happen to us on the way? Can we make it? We invite you to a real detective adventure!


Facing Britain | Temporary Exhibition| MuFo | Exhibition curator: Ralph Goertz, MuFo curator: dr Dominik Kuryłek

MuFo | 22A Rakowicka Street
Opening: 16.06.2022 (museum working hours)

Exhibition open: 16-17.06.2022, 11 am – 6 pm

For the keyword “Krakers” there will be a special ticket price of PLN 5 for the temporary exhibition “Facing Britain” on June 16-17.

The Facing Britain exhibition is a review of documentary photographs created in Great Britain since the 1960s. We present over 200 photos of 39 artists. These are photos taken by the native inhabitants of the Islands, as well as the representatives of successive generations of emigrants, who are an integral part of British society. Among them are renowned British photographers such as David Hurn, John Bulmer, Martin Parr, John Davies and Anna Fox, as well as the newly discovered masters: Tony-Ray Jones, Tish Murtha and Peter Mitchell. At the exhibition, we show the works of recognized documentary filmmakers and representatives of the young generation, whose works attract more and more attention from the audience.

An art exhibition immersed in an electro event. MONEY TO BURN
Curators: Ula Kocjan, Kazimierz Janusz
Artists: Piotrowska – Szczęśniak Collective, Magda Lazar, Jan Kowal, Kaja Pilch, Weronika Wysocka and Oskar Pawełko Duo, Marta Kaczmarek, Alisa Marchenko

Scena Berlin | 2 Skawińska Street

Date: 17.06.2022, entering our event will be possible from 9:30 pm, the concert starts at 10 pm

Organizers: The COMING SOON Collective with the promotional support of ARS LATRANS

The core of the project is an exhibition of the works by young Polish visual artists (aged 18-36, various media, with particular emphasis on new media projects and interdisciplinary projects), devoted to current social problems, both local and global. The artists invited to cooperate choose one of the 8 issues presented, including: the climate crisis, waste of products, economic inequalities and unequal distribution of goods, mental health, migration, correlation of power and financial resources, disinformation, fast fashion. The works are adapted to the space (Scena Berlin) and the form of the exhibition (the exhibition is immersed in an electronic music event). We want to arouse emotions and provoke reflection. During the event, we focus on cooperation, being together, supporting each other and searching for solutions collectively.

The project received financial support from the City of Kraków Department of Culture.