April 26, 2012 - MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków - Sport in Art
April 26, 2012

Sport in Art

Marcin Maciejowski, “The Youngsters Don’t Want to Study or Work,” 2000.
Oil on canvas, 112 × 125.5 cm.*

Sport in Art 
19 May–30September 2012
Opening: 18 May 2012, 7pm

MOCAK Museum of
Contemporary Art in Krakow

Poland, Krakow, Lipowa 4




Sport in Art, after History in Art, is the second exhibition in the series which shows how artists perceive the issues that matter in people’s everyday lives. Both this exhibition and the entire cycle aim to show the close relationship between life and art and set out to prove that art aids understanding of the human condition.

Sport performs a terrific therapeutic role, relieving us of layers of animal aggression. Mankind has hit on a great idea: how to fight and triumph, without causing any real harm. The world of sport with its elaborate constructs of rules and regulations is a treasure trove of symbols and a perfect context in which to analyse the secret nooks and crannies of human existence. No wonder that, in art, sport features frequently and in many guises.

Sport in Art, an international exhibition which presents over forty artists, takes on board the interpretation of the central theme as widely as possible—in terms of both content and the range of media used. We will show classical painters, film makers, and objects as well as artists who put their lives at risk in confrontation with extreme sports.

At the MOCAK exhibition, we shall be presenting works of Kuba Bąkowski, Andrea Bender, Olaf Breuning, Roderick Buchanan, Paolo Canevari, Leon Chwistek, Josef Dabernig, Simone Demandt, Edward Dwurnik, Margret Eicher, Harun Farocki, Richard Fauguet, Massimo Furlan, Wolfgang Gärber, Volker Hildebrandt, Vlastimil Hoffman, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Rafał Jakubowicz, Zuzanna Janin, Assa Kauppi, Justyna Koeke, Katarzyna Kozyra, Kamil Kuskowski, Robert Kuśmirowski, Antal Lakner, Sigalit Landau, Zbigniew Libera, Ulrike Lienbacher, Ingeborg Lüscher, Marcin Maciejowski, Olaf Nicolai, Jerzy Nowosielski, Agnieszka Polska, Kathrin Rabenort, Leni Riefenstahl, Sławomir Rumiak, Katarzyna Sagatowska, Janek Simon, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Beat Streuli, Leon Tarasewicz, Timm Ulrichs, Wunderteam.

Curators: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka

On the same day will open:
Sergey Bratkov 
While men are at war
19 May–17 June 2012
Coordinator: Katarzyna Wąs

An exhibition of works by Sergey Bratkov, a Ukrainian photographer who, in his work, brutally exposes the mechanisms which govern post-Soviet society. At MOCAK we will be presenting his photographs from the series Kids and Army Girls. The exhibition is a part of the festival Photomonth in Kraków 2012.

*Image above courtesy of the artist.

Sport in Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków
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