Dialogue with the Space (MOCAK Collection)

12 May 2020 - 31 December 2021

Dialogue with the Space (MOCAK Collection) / Dialog z przestrzenią (Kolekcja MOCAK-u)

Place Krakow, Museum of Contemporary Art , ul. Lipowa 4, POLAND
Organizer Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow / Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie
More info https://en.mocak.pl/

Works in which the relationship with the surroundings they are in plays a significant role and provides a semantic clinch are usually called installations. Artists employ the exhibition space available or design it themselves. In this presentation, we show 14 works that form a relationship with a neutral environment. Some of these works annex the interiors they occupy, others become a part of its geometry, and others still make use of isolation, revealing fragments of their private worlds.

Tomasz Bajer has recreated the interior of a Guantanamo prison cell, occupied by a Muslim (the work on display in the foyer).

John Blake has entered a passage between walls, suspending above it sinister blowers.

Marek Chlanda requires an intimate space in order to share a mysterious loss.

Edward Dwurnik dominates his room with his portrait vision of Krakow.

Matas Janušonis has cancelled out the difference between the wall and the floor.

Krištof Kintera demonstrates that wall can be the source of the emanation of evil powers.

Karolina Kowalska tries to breathe the optimism of the tropics into the cold passage.

Jarosław Kozłowski employs the wall as a page of the book, placing on it a warning text.

Robert Kuśmirowski has recreated an actual interior in such a manner as to instil it with terror.

Piotr Lutyński has built his own ‘houses’, filled with his own vision of the universe and nature.

Laura Pawela has transferred the aesthetics and symbolism of the virtual world into the real world.

David Rabinowitch measures man by means of a sculpture that reaches from the floor to the ceiling.

Kateřina Šedá has closed herself in the room with a memory of her grandmother.

Otto Zitko annexes interiors, using free-flowing, and at times aggressive, lines.

The purchase of some of the works was co-financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.