Re-Collections with the Black Institute in the Pharmacy Museum


Zuzanna Bartoszek, Kacper Bożek, Mariusz Czeżyk, Magda Hueckel, Robert Kuśmirowski, Krzysztof Marchlak, no_pic_no_chat, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Olga Winiarczyk, Mia Wróblewska,Natalia Kopytko, Czarny Zakład: Przemysław Wideł i Małgorzata Wielek-M


Małgorzata Wielek-M


Marcin Pazdera


Muzeum Farmacji
ul. Floriańska 25


Opening and music of Marcin Pazdera on Friday. the 16th of October 12pm-3pm


Exhibition open on
Tuesday 12pm-6pm (technical break 3-3.30pm), Wednesday 9.30am-3pm (technical break 12-12.30pm),
Thursday 9.30am-3pm (technical break 12-12.30pm),
Friday 9.30am-3pm (technical break 12-12.30pm)

Event description

The Pharmacy Museum is a collection of alchemical artifacts, animalistic elements used in the production of medicines, drugs and medicaments. Stones, plant motifs, a plethora of weird equipment, containers, furniture, drawings, all of them sometimes a bit surrealistic. Works made by invited artists will be a discrete intrusion into the museum’s space, they will be hidden among exhibits and will become, for some time, an integral part of the collection, enriching it by finding new contexts. Objects, works, mystification, collection…a unikorn and bat’s blood.

Gallery description

The collection of Cracow’s Pharmacy Museum are exhibited in all of the rooms of a historic XIVth century house at 25 Floriańska street, beginning at the gothic basement, through rooms on all of the floors and ending in the attic. There are furniture of various styles (baroque, empire, biedermeier), containers from various epochs with a big collection of majolicas from various european manufactures, old healing substances collected from plants, minerals and animals (including humans – i.e. human fat), emblems of pharmacies, stained glass, pharmacy utensils (mortars, presses, filters, capsules for gilding pills, dragees, herb slicers, etc.), old prints (e.g. Greek / Latin editions of the works of Hippocrates, medieval and early modern pharmacy manuals, official and unofficial medicines lists, herbariums, manuscripts pharmacy manuals), an exposition entitled ‘What’s left of old Cracow’s pharmacies’ and modern paintings inspired by the collection. For KRAKERS, the Black Institute will visit the collection with their Re-collections.