“Artists From Cracow. Generation 1970-1979 MOCAK”, the exhibition curated by Monika Kozioł and Delfina Jałowik has opened on 19th of October, 2017 at the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Arts in Cracow. I’m happy to announce that I’m taking part in this art show with the artworks from “Anastasia”. It is not the first time comics has entered the Museum, however it is the first time in Poland that you can see the complete comic album, all of the original pages (88 + cover, front and back), painted with acrylics on canvas textured paper. Each of the pages is 35,5 x 25,5 cm size and they are presented as a linear sequence. I’m gratefull to the Curators, who were determined to “go with the comics” into the project. My comic frames are not my different from my works on canvas – the difference is the size and the message.
This is how Curators describe the project:
In the series of presentations Artists from Krakow we address the artistic legend of the city, blessed since the mid-nineteenth century with many outstanding talents. Krakow has been famous for its many firsts – the first academy of fine arts in Poland (1818), the first national museum (1879) and the first Institute of Art History in the country (1882). The city is synonymous with culture, which today is Krakow’s main industry. Artists from Krakow: Generation 1970–1979 is the second in our biennial series, in which we show the most important trends in Krakow’s contemporary art. The first edition concerned artists born between 1980 and 1990. The artists presented in the current exhibition graduated at the turn of the 20th century. The majority are familiar on the international art circuit and some are lecturers at art academies. The works on display have not been selected to follow a theme or any particular medium. As it turns out, painting, objects and installations dominate. Comics, photography and performance also make an appearance. The works of many artists have clearly been inspired by film, the visual arts and literature, but also by social and political issues. Female artists especially tend to critically relate their art to everyday reality, offering new visions of a better one and highlighting current social ills. There are also contemplative works and others that are outliers taking human emotions and inner states into the realm of nature or abstraction.
List of artists exhibited:
Rafał Borcz, Rafał Bujnowski, Iwona Demko, Monika Drożyńska, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Arti Grabowski, Joanna Karpowicz, Ziemowit Kmieć, Karolina Kowalska, Przemek Krzakiewicz, Paweł Książek, Marcin Maciejowski, Cecylia Malik, Małgorzata Markiewicz, Bartek Materka, Kinga Nowak, Joanna Pawlik, Wilhelm Sasnal, Beata Stankiewicz, Witold Stelmachniewicz, Maria Wasilewska.
Read more about The Polish and English publication accompanying the exhibition.
The exhibition will last till 1st of April 2018.