February 12, 2014 - MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków - Rune Eraker
February 12, 2014

Rune Eraker

Rune Eraker, Burundi, 1996.

Rune Eraker

14 February–27 April 2014

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


The exhibition is the first presentation in Poland of the works of the Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker and also the first exhibition of socially engaged photography at MOCAK. It consists of 73 black-and-white photographs from the series “The Smell of Longing” and two screenings that contain some photographs from the series never shown before.

The photographs presented at the exhibition have been taken since 1988. They document Eraker’s travels in 22 countries, ravished by war, political repression and hunger. They are an attempt to address the reasons why people are forced to abandon their roots and seek shelter abroad. Documenting everyday situations from the lives of the displaced against the backdrop of tragedy and war, the artist focuses on the causes of exile.

Rune Eraker
Born in 1961. An independent documentary photographer. Since 1990 a member of the Dutch photo agency Hollandse Hoogte. In 2013, his last solo exhibition, The Blind Eye, focusing on climate change and vulnerability, opened at The Oslo City Hall Gallery. He currently leads the editing team of the Norwegian Journal of Photography, and he is one of four curators at the European Photo Exhibition Award. In 2009 he was named the Freelancer of the Year in Norway. Eraker has had a number of solo exhibitions in fine art museums, and his works have been published in numerous magazines all over Europe.

Curator: Delfina Jałowik
Co-ordinator: Joanna Saran

The Rune Eraker exhibition is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants, and co-financed by Polish funds.

Also opening on 14 February:

Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg?

Wisława Szymborska

Alina Dawidowicz
The Whole World in Small Pictures


Rune Eraker at MOCAK
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków
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