During the Faculty of Art in the City we will be presenting projects in augmented reality – a series of gallerie built in a VR environment of Mozilla Hub. Users of this platform will be able to walk around and explore the virtual expositions using their avatar. The rooms showcase works and projects created by students and employees of the Faculty of Art which gain a new context when transferred to virtual reality.
Place: ul. Tadeusza Kościuszki 37 | ZNACZY SIĘ Foundation for New Art Delegated performances will be shown on: 11.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 17.06.2021 | 3:30-6:30pm
Diverse global visual culture is dictating rules governing our points of view and overwhelming us with its magnitude. We are being attacked with pictures, gestures, things to buy, places to be and we feel obligated to adjust to this new mechanic of creating our personality just like a narcissistic person would – looking for recognition and confirmation of their status. We are creating ourselves based on an image having a message to pass. Instagram, Pinterest, Behance, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, EyeEm, Tumblr, Hotshoe, Digart, Dribble. These websites, along with press and adverts in public areas are the reality we see and underestand. With images, personas, poses and looks we build our personality, we recognize it and name it, construct and deconstruct. It’s our new language which we’re passionately using to communicate.
Various locations Open: 13.06.2021 between 11am and 6pm | 19.06.2021 between 11am and 6pm | 20.06.2021 between 11am and 6pm
Let’s not produce new objects.
Let’s not fill our studios and apartments with works nobody wants.
Let’s share. Give. Swap.
I draw grotesque relationships.
We pretend. We lie. We fake. We deform.
Inside we’re scared and lost, looking for help, honesty and tenderness.
Or is it just about me?
The delegated performance was created by me to be an activity happening in the city space, in movement, in the area of institutional mobility. During gallering. I present serigraphy on secondhand clothes, pieces of fabrics, cloths etc. They all have signs of use by their previous owners, are not wanted anymore, used up, not needed.
„The best of Kino Flyer” + showing of the „Long Story…” animation Cinema Paradox | Artists: ,,The best of Kino Flyer” – students and graduates of Digital Design, Graphics, Art, Media and Art&Design faculties; ,,Long Story…” – Kacper Kordus | Curator: Wioletta Sowa
Place: Krupnicza 38 | Cinema Paradox Showings take place 14-20.06.2021 | schedule available online: https://wydzialsztuki.up.krakow.pl/
The best of Kino Flyer is a selection of the best student’s etudes and diplomas shown on festivals in Poland and abroad. There are animations, experimental films, documents and mixes of multiple genres. The topics are as diverse as the creators’ imagination is limitless. Touching, beautiful and frightening.
During Krakers we will also show Kacper Kordus’s first ever city narration in augmented reality entitled ‘Long Story…’, made for the Artivive app. Animations placed in different spots in Cracow are a hidden dimension. You will be able to find them in locations marked on a map and see them using the aforementioned application. Although all the animations have their logical spot in the continuity it is not necessary to watch them in any particular order. Due to this the story of three friends is told in a non-linear way. Kacper Kordus is taking the audience for a kind of a hide-and-seek game between the creator and the spectator. The prize – getting to know the story and a possibility to register your own presence in an animated picture.
Place: Rynek Główny 25 | MCK underground gallery Open: 13.06.2021 between 11am – 7pm. Closing: 13.06.2021 | 5pm
Our fate seemed to have been decided for a long time. Best we could do was to try and adapt to reality. We tried multiple attitudes. Understood adaptation in many ways. We wondered what we would be able to smuggle to the other side, what might be useful there, what can we hope for, what to expect from this new normality. And now? On this side? It’s hard to describe! This sweet glow and warmth! This catastrophe was necessary for us to get here.
How to take power away from the old eye that knows
Artists/Curators: Aleksandra Młynarczyk-Gemza, Katarzyna Kukuła
Place: Józefińska 9 | Remedy Culture Club Gallery / Razem Pamoja Opening: 13.06.2021 | 8pm
The opponent with whom Aleksandra Młynarczyk-Gemza wants to fight with her photographs is a certain perception habit created by our culture – a turbocapitalism created by banks, corporations and invigilation, commodification of our perception and relations and finally the apparent eroticization and sexualization of the visual sphere. All of this is constantly accompanied by patriarchal axiology – restrictive, judgemental, dogmatic, ruthless towards mistakes and deviation.
Artists: Monika Chrabąszcz-Tarkowska, Barbara Janczak, Marcin Klag, Daria Malicka, Przemysław Paliwoda, Karolina Szafran, Marta Szmyd, Olga Turkiewicz, Marcin Urbańczyk, Katarzyna Wojdyła, Anna Zabdyrska
Place: Podbrzezie 3-5 | The terrace of the Faculty of Arts building Open: 14-20.06.2021 | The exhibition is visible from Podbrzezie street
The idea refers to the mission statement of Krakers and suggests a polemic – ‘Hope calls for action’ – and its typological interpretation. It also harks back to the title of Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Hope in the dark: Untold histories. Wild possibilities’, in which the author writes about survival through cooperation and being active despite doubt.
Place:The staircase, yard, veneer and apartments in the house at 47 Dietla street Opening: 14.06.2021 | 4pm-8pm Exhibition open: 14.06.2021 | 4pm-8pm, 15.06.2021 | 11am-5pm
A presentation of images inspired by the story from the Book of Genesis in which Noe is putting all living creatures in boxes to protect them from the flood and additionally realizes the fragility of his life. The exhibition takes place in an old Jewish house. A series of paintings on paper is leaving the artist’s studio and finds new surprising place for it. What will happen?
Artists: members of the Art and Science Club of the Faculty of Arts and Artistic Education of the Pedagogical University Curators: Marek Batorski, Sebastian Bożek
Place: Klub Kazimierz| Krakowska 13 | Opening: 14.06.2021 | 6pm-8pm Exhibition open: 14.06-10.07.2021 | 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm
The exhibition reflects on the motto of this year’s Krakers – ‘(No)Hope’. It shows relations with other people, with ourselves to which we pay the most attention during the pandemic. Lockdown forced us all to change the way we communicate not only at work or school, but also with our close friends and relatives. When ‘normal’ relations disappeared people got a chance to see how important they are in their lives. We’ve all had to adjust to the new reality and find new ways to communicate.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Place: OFF FRAME | Sienkiewicza 9 Opening: 16.06.2021 | 6pm Exhibition open: 16-19.06.2021 | 4pm-5.30pm
The idea of the graphic project entitled ‘Curtain’ refers to the multiple ways a human figure can be interpreted. Graphic ‘recording’ of reality happens on various levels of experiencing it.
Domesticating realities in which phobias, uncertainties and burdens trap the form, human figure in repetitive convulsive contractions, pressed into oblong arrangements with expressive connotations. Large format works are an aggregate of current experiences and observations, creating a complete picture of the times with a clear genesis, resulting in a sort of illusion of freedom and normality. A deformation, intended in this project creates some sort of fake leads, taking the picture in different ways of interpretation. It is a kind of an order, but also a clear curtain, both metaphorical and physical, in a search for hidden meanings.
The city, a well working mechanism, keeps us feeling like we’re progressing. It stimulates our activity. The pandemic is an experience of decay, inherent in the operation of every mechanism. The feeling of limitation and endangerment changed the way we function. Experiencing the city’s structure gained a new dimension, became more blunt and bothersome. During the pandemic places we know and habits we follow gradually change. They become eroded and skewed. This process has a second side – new forms of functioning of and in the city are created. The question about these forms is a starting point for this exhibition presenting paintings and objects.
The exhibition of illustrations entitled ‘Little lines and little tears’ refers to the animation ‘Lines and dots’ by Władysław Nehrebecki and Irma Kozina’s text with the same title. Similar to Nehrebecki, who placed himself in the role of a victim of political spectacle, the author is confronting the artist with the pandemic reality.
In her works the artists is continuing and developing the geometrical form of Nehrebecki’s film. This gives it disturbing and perverse character. Fear that was present half a century ago, caused by the perspective of a nuclear conflict, comes back during the pandemic and is waiting for a response. The ‘Little lines and little tears’ exhibition is an expression of indifference and creators’ bitter-sweet expectations in the face of new, unpredictable future.
Place: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA | Nadwiślańska 2-4 Opening: 17.06.2021 | 4.30pm Exhibition open: 15-20.06.2021 | 11am-7pm
During the 10th edition of the Cracow Art Week KRAKERS: (NO)HOPE, in the face of the hope(less) situations and thinking that sometimes things that didn’t happen reveal the most, Łukasz Surowiec, Marta Romankiv and Łukasz Trzciński (Lotny Dom Wydawniczy) along with Kamil Kuitkowski (Cricoteka) are running a temporary publishing workshop in the undergrounds of Cricoteka. In the space between technical rooms, exhibition spaces, theater and right besides Kantor’s ‘Impossible statues’ the ‘Projects. Unrealized Art Histories’ publication will become reality. In this publication invited artists will express their hopes and sorrows that grew over the years. They will show evidence in the form of 101 projects, ideas, sketches and instructions that were never realized. Censored, sent back due to legal and political reasons, rejected in competitions, classified as uneasy, difficult in reception, contradicting social norms and values, too progressive, not fulfilling the expectations of the founders or just too expensive. This gesture of revealing might help in searching for alternatives through the alternative art history and a conversation about the further existence of hierarchical institutional structures and systems.
Profits made through selling the publication will be used to pay the artists’ fees
Cricoteka was founded on Tadeusz Kantor’s initiative to be a live archive of the Cricot 2 Theater. Currently Cricoteka holds, presents and takes care of the collection of theater art from Kantor’s spectacles. It’s also a space for exhibitions, laboratories, concerts, plays, workshops and movie seances. The starting point for all activities in the Cricoteka are Kantor’s ideas, an artist known around the world and an initiator of new trends in art.
Magdalena Adameczek, Paweł Althamer, Anna Baumgart, Jan Biberstein, Andrzej Błażewicz, Boba-group (Juli Drozdek, Vasilisa Nezabarom), Karolina Breguła, Piotr Bujak, Rafał Bujnowski, Bogna Burska, Hubert Czerepok, Wojciech Dada, Oskar Dawicki, Norbert Delman, Iwona Demko, Krystyna Dobrzańska, Jagna Domżalska, Andrii Dostliev, Natalka Dovha, Monika Drożyńska, Antonia Dyblik, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Dariusz Fodczuk, Michał Frydrych, Katarzyna Górna, Justyna Górowska, Dorota Grobelna, Barbara Gryka, Sława Harasymowicz, Rafał Jakubowicz, Zuzanna Janin, Jaś Kapela, Ada Karczmarczyk, Szymon Kobylarz, Aniela Kokosza, Jarosław Kozłowski, Lidia Krawczyk, KRZYSZTOFJASTRUBCZAKŁUKASZKACZMAREK (Łukasz Jastrubczak, Krzysztof Kaczmarek), Marek Kucharski, Robert Kuśmirowski, Przemysław Kwiek, Magdalena Lazar, Zbigniew Libera, Jarek Lustych, Piotr Macha, Izabela Maciejewska, Krzysztof Maniak, Krzysztof Marchlak, Małgorzata Markiewicz, Honorata Martin, Karolina Mełnicka, Aleksandra Młynarczyk-Gemza, Tomasz Mróz, Dorota Nieznalska, Franciszek Orłowski, Przemysław Paliwoda, Arek Pasożyt, Joanna Pawlik, Anna Pichura, Sara Piotrowska, Anna Płonka, Krzysztof Powierża, Mariola Przyjemska, Joanna Rajkowska, Johanna Ellen Rikhardsdottir, Marta Romankiv, Paweł Sablik, Sergey Shabohin, Katya Shatkovska, Hanna Shumska, Aleksandra Ska, Łukasz Skąpski, Dominik Stanisławski, Samuel Stevens, Łukasz Surowiec, Maciej Szczęśniak, Karolina Szczypek, Monika Szpener, Elżbieta Szupicka, Łukasz Trzciński, Matej Vakula, Jakub Walczyk, Aleksandra Wałaszek, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Hubert Wińczyk, Monika Wińczyk, Kamil Wnuk, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Jakub Woynarowski, Zorka Wollny, Łukasz Wójcicki, Piotr Wysocki, Natalia Załuska, Bartosz Zaskórski, Agata Zbylut, Liliana Zeic (Piskorska), Michał Znojek
I have met AB in the early spring, on the Stary Kleparz stop in the direction of the railway station. It was raining. I was prepared for a party and AB was ready to travel. I wasn’t sure if he’s in crisis or not. I engaged in the conversation due to the bag of the Library of the Warsaw University that was sticking out of one of his bags. Libraries are very popular among people in crisis. We spent the evening looking at his chemistry notebook. He never let me film them, due to a fear of intellectual theft. A regular, physical theft took those notebooks away from him. He told me that if I would like to meet him he is in the Public Library everyday between 8am and 7pm. It was my library too. I started looking after a month.
PANOPTICUM’ 21 Artists: Bogusław Bachorczyk, Marek Chlanda, Robert Kuśmirowski, Agnieszka Łukaszewska, grupa naN, Anna Sadowska, Wojciech Sobczyk Curator: Adam Panasiewicz
Place: Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences | Św. Sebastiana 9 Opening: 17.06.2021 | 5pm Exhibition available: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm (last entrance before 2.30pm), Saturday 12am-6pm (last entrance before 5.30pm)
Installations placed amongst the collection of the Polish Academy of Sciences Nature Musem are based on the idea of creation as a social action, a reflection of now and aniticipation of what’s to come. The idea harks back to Kunstkameras, cabinet of curiosities, where people collected objects related to magic, science, legends and art. Is Internet the new Kunstkamera, where mundane actions are becoming myths? Is there still beauty to be found in objects and memories?
Panopticum – a cabinet of curiosities, known also as Kunstkamera (from German Kunstkammer, Kunst – art and Kammer – room) – is a collection of works of art, antiques, egzotic objects. It had the peak of its popularity in the XVI and XVII century. In French they were known as cabinet the curiosités, in Italy as studiolo and in Germany as Kunst- or Wunderkammer. We hope that the highlighted threads of grandness, of times before the pandemic, will become an illustration of contemporary, becoming Panopticum Pancemicum A.D.2021.
It is said that the last resort might turn into the first nail in the coffin. Even if we reject this rather radical comparison it turns out that this last resort is usually just the lesser evil, which makes us much less enthusiastic, wanting just to avoid the worst. This is not a choice, this is a necessity which might still mean salvation. This exhibition shows works by five artists of different media trying to describe the ambiguity of the last resort.
The artist was for many years showing his works by putting them on advertisement poles all around the city, this time choosing to show them to his neighbours, passers by and homeless.
Museum of meanings. Dead cities, living in a lockdown. We are being tested recently, forced to take a stance and review our perspective on many things. Empty streets reveal new-old artifacts and meanings which we’ve never noticed before. We are witnesses of changes which will influence our future life. ‘Museum of meanings’ is a series of photographs taken on film, discovering modern Kazimierz again, looking for universal meanings and trying to create a dialogue with today.
Place: ‘Floriańska 22’ Gallery | Floriańska 22 Opening and a jazz concert by the exhibition’s author: 19.06.2021 | 7pm-9.30pm Exhibition open: 16.06-10.07.2021 | 11am-5pm
An exhibition of abstract paintings and drawings being a counterpoint. A series of works created during the pandemic, through form, matter and structure referring to some sort of enslavement, incapability to act while on the other hand – through gestures, colors and ‘groove’ – talk about hope. Presented pictures will be accompanied by jazz music, composed and performed during the opening. The music will refer to Rick Margitza’s ‘Hope’ in harmony, form, intervals and motorics.
The band: Marek Batorski – saksophone, Aldo Joshue – trombone (Italy), Ula Lazar – vocal, Tomasz Piątkowski -piano, Michał Rapka – double bass, Wiktor Kierzkowski – drums.