Artists: Małgorzata Wielek-M, Katya Shadkovska, Paweł Dunal, Maja Hanausek, Małgorzata Krystkowska, Kaja Jałoza, Klaudia Porzuczek, Czarny Zakład, Kadidia Ba, Maria Pietras, Paweł Bednarczyk, Natalia Rak, Katarzyna Legutko, Anna Cebrat, Hubert Walkowicz, Aleksandra Polak, Ewa Kozioł, Katarzyna Kożuch, Oliwia Kornaś, Weronika Kłyszcz, Anna Wasilewska, Damian Wcisło
Curator: Olga Winarczyk

Place: Pharmacy Museum of the Jagiellonian University Medical College | Floriańska 25
Opening: 15.06.2021 | 4pm
Exhibition open: 15-19.06.2021 | Tuesday: 12am-6.30pm (technical break: 3pm-3.30pm), Wednesday: 9.30am-3pm (technical break: 12am-12.30am), Thursday: 9.30am-3pm (technical break: 12am-12.30am), Friday: 9.30am-3pm (technical break: 12am-12.30am), Saturday: 9.30am-3pm (technical break: 12am-12.30am)

Ambergris is an excretion which forms in the internal organs of whales. It’s been used for centuries in production of perfume. It was also used in European medicine as a cure for headaches, flu, epilepsy. During the bubonic plague it was worn as a defensive measure against the rotten air which was believed to cause the illness.

Artists have created their works based on their reflections regarding ambergris. Thanks to the collection of the Pharmacy Museum these works are gaining a peculiar context.

Leather engraving will take place as part of the Black Workshop on Saturday, 19th of June, between 11am and 3pm (with a technical break from 12 to 12.30am).

I would prefer not to

Artists: students of the first year of the Art and Media Faculty, Małgorzata Markiewicz
Curator: Małgorzata Markiewicz

Place: Room 2.6 of the building of the Faculty of Art | 
Podbrzezie 3-5
Opening: 15.06.2021 | 5pm

Exhibition open: 14-18.06.2021 | 11am-5pm

The challenge laid before students was once laid before me as part of an exhibition organized by Ania Batko and Kamil Kuitkowski. They wanted me to create a piece based on a recorded description of works made by people living in areas experiencing an armed conflict. Polish artists invited to take part recreated them through a filter of their own imagination. Students of the Art and Media Faculty were given the same task in the Critical Projects class.

This story begins a year ago (…). You organize a residency for artists from Arabic and Muslim countries, countries at war. You’re doing it without hope that the system will allow them to come. Paradoxically it turns out that it’s easier to bring their works than themselves, but you’re not showing their works, because that’s not the point. It’s all about the conversations. You become their signatory. You talk about them and you record these talks to send them out. You ask Polish artists for responses, copies and confrontations. It’s not a dialogue, but a symbolic exchange. A construction that doesn’t stop growing.(…) – a fragment of Ania Batko’s and Kamil Kuitkowski’s text. 

The works were created in a symbolic dialogue with the following artists:: Ahemd Mater, Sadeh Raeda, Amar Abd Rabbo, Ashraf Fawakhry, Khaled Jarar, Mohamad -Said Baalbaki, Jawad Al Malhi, Mustafa Sabbagh, Diana Al-Hadid, Houmam Al Sayed, Sfwan Dahoul, Nihad Al Turk, Ahmet Ogut, Hrair Sarkissian, Tammam Azzam, Ammar Al-Beik, Khaled Takreti, Emily Jacir, Ahmed Al Safi, Amer Shomali, Hani Zurob, Mona Hatoum, Modhir Ahmed.

Between words, between worlds

Artists: Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana, Magdalena Wanat-Drobisz, Bogna Sroka-Mucha, Joanna Dobranowska, Agnieszka Dutka, Dorota Borodziuk, Dominika Bobulska, Kamila Jajkowska
Curator: Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana

Place: Gablotki Gallery
 | Podbrzezie 3-5 | The building of the Faculty of Art
Opening: 15.06.2021 | 5pm
Exhibition open: 14-18.06.2021 | 11am-5pm

The ‘Between words, between worlds’ exhibition talks about thoughts and feelings we’ve experienced during the isolation. Thoughts and feelings we are unable to name. It also reflects on us and the place we’ve found ourselves – between two worlds – one before the pandemic and one during it. This is also why the exhibition is presented in closed glass cases in which separate worlds (interworlds) lead to the creation of artistic pairs. It is also a dialogue between generations, an exhibition about relationships, turning towards ourselves and nature.

Goodbye, my Kazimierz – second edition of the project

Artist: Grażyna Brylewska

Place: The building of the Faculty of Art
 | Podbrzezie 3-5

Opening: 15.06.2021 | 5pm
Exhibition open: 14-18.06.2021

Poznań is my hometown which I left when I finished my education. In 1973, with a Painting and Fabric diploma from the PWSSP I moved to Cracow. I found a place for myself in Kazimierz – a district which to this day is able to inspire me and my art. The presentation shown is a part of my second exhibition about a district gradually losing its unique atmosphere. I see a lot of buildings abandoned and in poor condition. I see people leaving, often not willingly. ‘Goodbye, my Kazimierz’ is my farewell to the place which I am not leaving.

Narrative places

Artists: Digital Design and Art and Media students
Curator: Jacek Złoczowski

Place: The building of the Faculty of Art
 | Podbrzezie 3-5 

Opening: 15.06.2021 | 5pm
Exhibition open: 14-18.06 | 11am-5pm

Selected fragments of Cracow’s public space become a starting point for artists’ own stories. This space is a medium for creating a narration. Edited in 3D modelling software real places turn to fantastic visions, referring to their meanings and their uses. These virtual spaces create an alternative city.

not having/not having much

Artists: Marzena Kolarz, Małgorzata Łuczyna, Aleksandra Rodobolska-Dudek, Wiola Sowa, Marcin Wojciechowski, Jacek Złoczowski

Place: The building of the Faculty of Art | Podbrzezie 3-5
Opening: 15.06.2021 | 5pm
Exhibition open: 15-16.06.2021 | 11am-5pm

‘not having/not having much’ are expressions of not fitting and can be applied to a place, a situation, a moment in time and diverse artistic attitudes. The pandemic has stopped some of our activities and limited the rest. We have lost direct contact with each other and ability to work creatively.

Works presented in the exhibition were created in isolation, without any connections. They create a kind of a walk through authors’ thoughts. Autonomic spaces of creative research, not always inspired by the pandemic, are certainly echoes of it. The exhibition is an attempt to bring back the lost ability to be a part of a community, despite obvious diversities.


Artists: Agata Polka, Alicja Gołyźniak, Artur Tajber, Artur Wabik, Jagoda Wójtowicz, Joanna Sitarz, Julia Woźniak Justyna Górowska, Justyna Polar, Konrad Peszko, Krzysztof Marchlak, Łukasz Murzyn, Magdalena Kościsz, Magdalena Migas, Marcin Janusz, Marcin Pazera, Marcin Szafrański, Maria Nova, Marta Navrot, Michał Sosna, Michał Zawada, Natalia Kopytko, Piotr Bieniek, Piotr Starościc, Reversed Theater, Tomasz Padło, Witold Winek, VR Lab in the Re:Kultura studio

Place: Re:Kultura Foundation
 | Krakowska 13
Opening: 15.06.2021 | 6pm
Exhibition open: 14-20.06.2021 | Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 2pm-8pm

Multidimensional, interdisciplinary, multimedia exhibition and process, showing practices and works in both material and immaterial form, a permanent and unstable. It’s a combination of visual arts, performances, aleatoric (but not only) music and thoughts resulting from deep ecology, eco-egzistentialism, ecofeminism and queer environmentalism. Artists of various genres join together in a show containing themselves, their works – paintings, videos, VR, animations, installations and performances – and progressive critique methods as part of a required auto reflection introducing a change of consciousness.

Rise, Fall, Rise

Artists: Denys Hryshchuk, Fanni Malinovska, Mateusz Szymanowski
Starring: Sebastian Bożek, Angelika Wojas, Katia Bilobrova, Vlad Kuripka, Katia Ryepa, Caroline aka Caro Linko, Gerardo Pérez Derasse
Camera operator: Anna Pichura
Curators: Mateusz Szymanowski & GRAM group

Place: Zwierzyniecka 4/27

Opening: 15.06.2021 | 6pm
Exhibition open: 15-18.06.2021 | 5pm-7pm, 19-20.06.2021 | 3pm-7pm

The destruction of Cieszynska 9, happened in line with the societal, ecological and epidemiological disaster. The building, unprotected by the city, was torn down to make place for some more soulless apartments. This loss generated an impulse, it forced residents to disperse. A void was created, a seed was planted. A collective database, a set of memories needed to be analyzed, negotiated and collected. From the fall there is hope. Collective memory is collected memory, is communicated memory.