The Artist Is Present

Temporary exhibitions

My events

Add your favourite events to My events section to have them always at your fingertips.

  • Friday, June 25, 2021 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

The exhibition The Artist Is Present is a presentation of artistic strategies based on the artist’s use of their own body as a means of expression and a source of symbols. The self-portrait is the underpinning area of such activity, which also involves a study of the body’s strength, attractiveness, disfigurement and functionality. This is where painting and performance work best. This art declares unequivocally that the basic material and inspiration in visual creation is the human being.

In the exhibition, corporeality expresses the artist’s mental and physical condition. This is particularly evident in the documentation of actions and performances, whose creators test the possibilities and limitations of their own bodies, often combining them with media experiments. The artists’ intentions range from reflection on art itself to socio-political rebellion.

In 2021 MOCAK is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its opening. For the occasion, we have prepared exhibitions based on the Collection. One of the Museum’s principal goals is to demonstrate to audiences the merit of contemporary art; the Collection is a key vehicle for achieving this. We want the public to have the opportunity to learn more about our collections and the issues they represent, and to see works never exhibited previously, including the new acquisitions. The jubilee exhibitions will show the media and thematic diversity of our ever-expanding Collection.

Share

More

Kraków Travel
Kids in Kraków
InfoKraków
Close We use cookies to facilitate the use of our services. If you do not want cookies to be saved on your hard drive, change the settings of your browser.
Zapisz się do newslettera
Co zyskujesz?
Co dwa tygodnie wybór najciekawszych wydarzeń kulturalnych w Krakowie
Sign up to our newsletter!
What do you get?
Every two weeks a selection of the most interesting cultural events in Krakow