[oberlist] Fwd: Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society at MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

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October 23, 2011


*MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow*   <http://www.mocak.pl>
Günter Brus, "Walk in Vienna / Wiener Spaziergang," 1965.* *

*Viennese Actionism:
The Opposite Pole of Society*
works from the Essl Collection, Austria
9 November 2011– 29 January 2012
Curator: Stanisław Ruksza
8 November 2011, 6.00 pm

 *MOCAK Museum of
Contemporary Art in Krakow*
Poland, Krakow, Lipowa 4
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 The exhibition *Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society* will
present works from the collection of the Essl Museum in Austria. The title
of the exhibition was inspired by the statement from a Viennese Actionist,
Otto Muehl: 'In my actions, I started off from artistic premises, but I see
everything less and less in terms of art. What I do is rather like the
opposite pole of society.'

The selection of the works presented will highlight socially involved
artistic stances. It will show art as a tool of social negotiation against
the backdrop of the social and political transformations which have been
taking place from the 1960s. The core of the show are the works of the
Viennese Actionists. This will be the first such large exhibition of
Viennese Actionism in Poland.

Exhibition *Viennese Actionism* in collaboration with the Essl Museum
Klosterneuburg / Vienna.

On the same day another two exhibitions will open and as part of the new
exhibition of the MOCAK collection you will also see *7 + 1*, a sculpture by
Mirosław Bałka.

*Ane Lan*
*All the World's Women Are in Me!*
9 November–29 January 2012
Curator: Maria Anna Potocka
*All the World's Women Are in Me!* is a male edition of a feminist
exhibition. It shows woman's presence in the world, her versatility and her
ability to adapt to all circumstances. The exhibition highlights commonly
prevailing stereotypes in the treatment of women and their helplessness in
standing up to them. This is a statement about the changing role of gender
at a time of 'wider democracy,' which requires empathy with the other party
and the situation itself, as well as an ability to become—at least for a
moment—someone else.

*Małgorzata Markiewicz*
*EU Textiles*
9 November–29 January 2012
Curator: Monika Kozioł
The artist has designed a 'national costume' for the citizens of the
European Union. The costumes (one for each of nine EU countries) consist of
two parts: an 'E'-shaped top and 'U'-shaped trousers. While the cut of the
suit is identical for all countries, the pattern of the textile differs. It
is the result of the author's reflections on the typical associations that
particular EU member states have. All the designs are strikingly modest,
comfortable and simple and they are clearly produced with a 'green'
consciousness. The designs will be shown in a number of EU countries. The
exhibition at MOCAK will be accompanied by a catalogue, which will present
the idea behind the project and selected designs.

*Image above:
Photo: Laut Photographic Studio.
© Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, photo documentation: Ludwig Hoffenreich


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