A museum is not a storage space. It gathers people together, clashes the past with the future and gives an opportunity for discussion, polemic and an author’s commentary. During this year’s edition of KRAKERS, The Ethnographic Museum of Kraków would like to invite students and graduates of the Department of Artistic Education of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow to an artistic experiment. Young creators will have a chance to personally explore the museum’s collection, searching for the topics and aspects that resonate with them. The works created during the TRWA_NIE project will become a part of the permanent exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum and the authors will guide the audience through the space conceived in the experiment. Monika Nęcka from the Academy of Fine Arts will be the curator, while the coordination of the project is a task given to Katarzyna Piszczkiewicz from the Ethnographical Museum.
Henry Moore (1898 – 1986) has been called the classic of modernity while still alive. Many specialists call him the greatest sculptor of the XXth century. This exhibition is a project created by the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsk, the Henry Moore Foundation and National Museums in Cracow and Wrocław. The concept of an open-air exhibition being a route of a stroll allows us to reflect on the role of sculpture in the city. It is also a symbolic connection between different departments of the National Museum, spread widely around Cracow.
During the Cracow ArtWeek, we offer the chance to experience this exhibition in the fullest way possible – through a walk between the Museum’s departments with the curator, Agata Małodobry and through dance improvisation workshops conducted by Zofia Noworól.
The author sees acting and climbing as schools of life, requiring courage to cross his own limits, developing the need to express himself and creating a sense of mission. His lonely expedition reassured his conviction that harsh conditions lessen the needs and tighten the bonds between people. It also teaches humility, respect for the forces of nature, opens us for other people and other worlds. The exhibition is accompanied by an interactive installation made of Buddhist flags meant to introduce the energetic harmony to the surrounding space.
A virtual meditation over Kazimierz Malewicz’s Black square on a white background and poetry by Bolesław Leśmian. This installation is set up as a contextual act for the Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s play in the Stary Theater entitled NOTHING.
The exhibition Tadeusz Kantor. Part four. The sculpture shows a selection of objects from the Cricoteca collection, called sculptures by Kantor himself. What do the works of Tadeusz Kantor have in common with other sculptures from the history of contemporary art? What is their form? How do they influence the spectators and what is the relation between them? The starting point for Part four is to take a look at the sculptures as autonomic works of art, lacking their theatrical biography, and exposing their independence. Those objects subjugate their surroundings, affect other items and enforce a spontaneous reaction on the spectator.
The exhibition on display in the Zwierzyniecki House is devoted to suburbs and the people who live there. It is a search for the answer to the question – does Cracow have suburbs, and if yes – where are they and how does the life look like there? It is a part of the 'przeMieszczanie’ project, started as part of the celebrations of the 120 anniversary of the Cracow History Museum.
This exhibition is a tale of a contemporary citizen of the Nowa Huta district, a person living in a postindustrial area of Cracow. It focuses heavily on showing the difficult nineties, a time of the transformation of the political order in the country. For many years the role of this period in shaping the identity of a citizen was marginalized. The exhibition is a part of the 'przeMieszczanie’ project, a celebration of 120 anniversary of the Cracow History Museum.
This studio was opened by two artists sharing an almost identical lineage – Kukla and Gromniak. They were both born in 1989, both are qualified graphic designers, graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and both turned to painting and experimental music in their art. They have recently opened a studio and gladly invite guests into it to show their latest works.