Interested in Modern Art? When you are in Kraków definetly visit MOCAK – Modern Art Museum situated in Podgórze. It’s not only a feast to art enthusiasts but also, because of it’s unique design and architecture, the building itself is a must see! Remember, that every Tuesday entrance is for free!
The Idea of Creating the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków became reality at the end of 2004, when the city bought the land and buildings belonging to the former Schindler’s Factory at Lipowa Street 4. By doing this, Kraków followes the steps of many cities in Europe, where revitalising post-industrial spaces into homes of cultural institutions has been very popular.
What is there to see? The permanent collection that contains pieces of both Polish and worldwide known artists including Wilhelm Sasnal, Mirosław Bałka, Charlotte Beaudry and John Blake. Right now the Museum hosts exhibition refering to a very difficult issue of crime and violence. It is called Crime in Art.
Among other works like Andy Warhol’s prints from the Electric Chair series, the exhibition features a collection of police portraits that are dating back to early years of 20th century. They document criminals from one of Sydney’s poorest districts. Photographs do not reveal their offences, leaving room for speculation. Exhibition also presents pieces referring to a serial killer Ed Gein, who made different objects from dissected corpses, Ted Bundy and Dean Corll known as Candyman.