Museum of Modern Art
Polandís capital of culture, lacked a museum of modern art till
the second decade of the 21st century. Presumed conservatism of the
place, best known for its historical monuments, isnít a sufficient
explanation as the city has always been home to the countryís
leading avant-garde artists and movements as well. Anyway, this
glaring defect was remedied in May 2011 with the launching of MOCAK
(Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow), a brand-new concrete
and glass complex of minimalist pavilions on the former grounds of
Emalia plant a.k.a. Schindlerís Factory. The architecture was
designed by Italyís Claudio Nardi.
of MOCAK and its exhibitions.
museumís own collection is still embryonic. It consists of
miscellaneous works by Polish and foreign artists that date from the
late 20th century through recent times. The worldís greatest names
may be missing from the permanent exhibition but it gives a glimpse
into the trends cherished by art critics over the last thirty years,
notably in Poland.
Featured artists include Tomasz Bajer, Tymek Borowski, Edward
Dwurnik, Leopold Kessler, Kristof Kintera, Ragnar Kjartansson,
Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Robert Kusmirowski, Lars Laumann, Norman Leto,
Piotr Lutynski, Malgorzata Markiewicz, Bartek Materka, Maria
Michalowska, Jozef Robakowski, Maria Stangret, Beat Streuli, Pawel
Susid, Marian Warzecha, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
most its counterparts worldwide these days, Krakowís Museum of
Contemporary Art concentrates on temporary shows in the first place.
Its curators seem to favor photography, video, and installations,
preferably executed with a conceptual angle and carrying an inherent
political and/or social statement.
of the modern art museum in Krakow.
shares its address with popular Oskar
Schindlerís Museum situated next to it. Both operate on
the premises of former enamelware factory immortalized in Steven
Spielbergís movie ĎSchindlerís Listí. The latter
operates in the adapted office building while MOCAK has replaced the
workshops. Their site at 4 Lipowa street is surrounded by Krakowís
traditional industrial district, Zablocie, on the right bank of
hours and rates
of Contemporary Art in Krakow is open every day except Monday
between noon and 8 p.m. Yet it may close for some major holidays
such as Christmas and Easter.
full-price ticket costs 10 zloties. Reduced rate is 5 zloties.
Family ticket for five or less costs 20 zloties. The price of group
admission is 100 zloties regular and 50 zloties reduced rate.
information for the Krakow museum of modern art.
Polish name of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is Muzeum
Sztuki Wspolczesnej w Krakowie but it officially uses the English
acronym MOCAK. So its full postal address is as follows: Muzeum
Sztuki Wspolczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK, ul. Lipowa 4, 30-702 Krakow.
(+48) 122634000. Fax (+48) 122571034. Email email@example.com
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