19 May – 14 October 2011 HISTORY IN ART (MOCAK, Cracow)
History in Art is an international exhibition aiming to research in which ways history builds identity in the dimensions of the society and the individual. One of the main aims of the presentation is to examine the image of history in circulation; exposing the mendacities and inaccuracies present in the documentation of historical events. The role of individual interpretations offered by art provides an additional focus. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication. The authors include Hans Belting, Nicolas Bourriaud, Tim Cole, Przemysław Czapliński, Ewa Domańska, Ben Kiernan, Dominick LaCapra, Tadeusz Nyczek, Mieczysław Porębski, Maria Anna Potocka, Hayden White.
The cycle aims to demonstrate how a problem which society is aware of, apparently generally comprehensible, is perceived by artists and capable of divergent interpretations. In this way, the mechanism of art will be revealed: to provide the maximum breadth and diversity of vision. And, in turn, the basis of tolerance: a fascination with diversity of approach and interpretation.
Artists: Boaz Arad, Tomasz Bajer, Mirosław Bałka, Yael Bartana, Piotr Blamowski, Wojciech Bruszewski, Csaba Nemes, Hubert Czerepok, Edward Dwurnik, Omer Fast, Dora García, Jochen Gerz, Ivan Grubanov, Władysław Hasior, Maria Jarema, Tadeusz Kantor, Franz Kapfer, Grzegorz Klaman, Tomasz Kozak, Jarosław Kozłowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Edward Krasiński, Zofia Kulik, Robert Kuśmirowski, Zbigniew Libera, Jerzy Kosałka, Marcin Maciejowski, Jacek Malczewski, Jan Matejko, Deimantas Narkeviius, Boris Nieslony, Marcel Odenbach, Shinji Ogawa, Krystyna Piotrowska, Józef Robakowski, Jadwiga Sawicka, Collier Schorr, Paweł Susid, Władysław Strzemiński, Andrzej Szewczyk, Maciej Toporowicz, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Stanisław Wyspiański, Artur Żmijewski.