May 7, 2014 - MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków - Crime in Art
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May 7, 2014

Crime in Art

Generic Art Solutions, A Study after Innocent 2, 2010. Photograph. Courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans.

Crime in Art
16 May–28 September 2014

Opening: 15 May, 6pm

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
4 Lipowa St
30-702 Krakow
Poland

www.mocak.pl

Crime in Art is the fourth exhibition to date in MOCAK’s series that combines art with the most significant civilisational themes such as history, sport, science and religion. To date, three exhibitions have taken place: History in Art, Sport in Art and Economics in Art. The series aims to present these—seemingly non-equivocal—concepts and demonstrate how many creative inspirations and how much symbolic potential there lurks in the everyday reality.

Crime reveals all the inner fanatical turmoil, bleak helplessness and wrong without atonement. Crime has two sources. It stems either from ‘lesser’ crimes that often go unpunished, because they have been committed in the privacy of the home on the weak and defenseless, who go on to seek revenge on society at large. Or else, crime is instigated by politics and religion. Crime reveals the abundance of evil inside us. It is the ultimate lesson in human vulnerability and cultural turmoil.

Artists: Mac Adams, Kjersti Andvig, Virginie Barré, Jan van Bijlert, Małgorzata Blamowska, Piotr Blamowski, Christian Boltanski, Rafał Bujnowski, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Larry Clark, Hubert Czerepok, Danny Devos, Robert Devriendt, Grzegorz Drozd, Generic Art Solutions, Marian Henel, Debora Hirsch, Szymon Kobylarz, Justyna Koeke, Ignas Krunglevičius, Robert Kuśmirowski, Lars Laumann, Zbigniew Libera, Teresa Margolles, Jan Matejko, Bartek Materka, Andrzej Mleczko, Dorota Nieznalska, Anna Orlikowska, Olivier Pietsch, Agnieszka Polska, Andres Serrano, Taryn Simon, Daniel Spoerri, Mladen Stilinović, Beat Streuli, Alejandro Vidal, Andy Warhol, Ryszard Waśko, Franciszek Żmurko

The project is financed by the European Union as part of the Operational Programme for the Małopolska Region 2007–2013.

Also opening on 15 May:
Taryn Simon: The Picture Collection
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work
Przemysław Branas: Hiccups

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