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16/2/2012

Four Exhibitions

MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow

The exhibition of the performers Eva&Adele presents photographic documentation, costumes and the daily rota describing in detail the clothes that the artists will be wearing on a given day.Transit by Marek Chlanda presents over a hundred of his works - paintings and sculptures which combine into four well-meshed sequences. The main aims of the exhibition Urban Myths are to present various techniques which can be employed to create a comic strip (drawing, painting or installation) as well as to highlight the significance of the comics genre as an art discipline. An individual exhibition of an American artist - Lynn Hershman Leeson, shows photographs from the series Roberta Breitmore, taken over the period of 1974-1978.


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Eva & Adele
The Artist = A Work of Art
Curators: Maria Anna Potocka, Delfina Piekarska

The exhibition aims to highlight the phenomenon of two artists from Berlin. As Maria Anna Potocka observes in the catalogue which accompanies the exhibition, 'Gender is the most eye-catching, and yet the most confusing, signifier of the pair. We can see two bald women, both dressed in delightful, identical clothes; both hidden behind a thick layer of carefully applied make-up, their faces beaming with sincere smiles; both tender towards each other and all others. Behind this image, hides the body of a small woman and that of a large man, who is not a transsexual, but in spite of that is a woman. His spiritual femininity has conquered his physical maleness.'

Performance in public space, with comments and records in the form of photography, video and painting, is the main arena of artistic activity of EVA & ADELE. The artists have performed together since 1991, when they appeared at the opening of the Metropolis exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Ever since, they have been ubiquitous at the significant artistic events and openings such as the Venice Biennale, documenta in Kassel or the art fair in Basel. They have become a sine qua non element of the contemporary art world.

At the MOCAK exhibition, we shall be presenting photographic documentation, costumes and the daily rota describing in detail the clothes that the artists will be wearing on a given day. There will also be videos and objects, symbolic of the artists' philosophy, such as Wherever We Are, There Is Museum or FUTURING.

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Marek Chlanda
Transit
Curator: Katarzyna Wąs

Transit, the exhibition of the work of Marek Chlanda, a Polish sculptor and graphic artist, presents over a hundred of his works – paintings and sculptures which combine into four well-meshed sequences. Dark visions create a cycle without a consistent narrative, creating a feeling of disquiet and loss in the viewer. Figurative and abstract scenes; real and unreal and dream-like sequences all intermingle. The work has been strongly influenced by The Forgotten Light by the oneiric Czech writer Jakub Deml. The book, as well as the exhibition Transit, transports the readers, and viewers, into the world of metaphysics.

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Comics: Urban Myths
Curator: Monika Kozioł

Urban myths are stories circulated by the Internet and other media as well as spread within social groups. They provoke strong emotional responses and inspire the passing on of the stories which thus become a hybrid gossip and acquire a life of their own. . It isn’t always the case that urban myths are pure fiction. Some of the events in these stories really did happen or contain a grain of truth.

The works shown at the exhibition are somehow related to the phenomenon of urban myths – the artists create brand new myths or transform existing ones. Urban myths describe disturbing and incredible events, which stem from common fears, and some of them are cautionary tales. All the works employ the technique of the comic strip, with its characteristic strong narrative quality.

The main aims of the exhibition are to present various techniques which can be employed to create a comic strip (drawing, painting or installation) as well as to highlight the significance of the comics genre as an art discipline.

Artists: Małgorzata Jabłońska, Joanna Karpowicz, Agnieszka Piksa, Mariusz Tarkawian, Jakub Woynarowski

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Lynn Hershman Leeson
Me as Roberta
Curator: Delfina Piekarska

An individual exhibition of an American artist - Lynn Hershman Leeson, showing photographs from the series Roberta Breitmore, taken over the period of 1974–1978. The artist not only changed her appearance, but she went as far as to flesh out the character of Roberta Breitmore - treated by those around her as a real person.


Image: Eva & Adele, Futuring, 1999, video, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2012

Opening: 16 February 2012, 6pm

MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Lipowa 4 -Krakow
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