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Politics in Art

27 красавіка 2022 – 26 лютага 2023
MOCAK, Краков
  • групавы праект
  • замежнае падзея

Выбраныя творы

  • Maria Anna Potocka куратарка
  • Agnieszka Sachar куратарка
  • Martyna Sobczyk куратарка
  • Mirosława Bałazy каардынатарка
  • Michał Adamski удзельнік
  • Paweł Althamer удзельнік
  • Андрэй Анро удзельнік
  • Alpin Arda Bağcık удзельнік
  • Mirosław Bałka удзельнік
  • Krzysztof M. Bednarski удзельнік
  • Marcin Berdyszak удзельнік
  • Jerzy Bereś удзельнік
  • Andrij Bojarov удзельнік
  • Maciej Cholewa удзельнік
  • Hubert Czerepok удзельнік
  • Edward Dwurnik удзельнік
  • Elmgreen & Dragset удзельнік
  • Daniil Galkin удзельнік
  • Thomas Galler удзельнік
  • Jakob Ganslmeier удзельнік
  • Lukáš Houdek удзельнік
  • Khaled Jarrar удзельнік
  • Hannes Jung удзельніца
  • Šejla Kamerić удзельніца
  • Allan Kaprow удзельнік
  • Dick Higgins удзельнік
  • kennardphillipps удзельнік
  • Thomas Kilpper удзельнік
  • Paweł Kowalewski удзельнік
  • Jarosław Kozłowski удзельнік
  • Marcin Kruk удзельнік
  • Agata Kubis удзельніца
  • Michalina Kuczyńska удзельніца
  • Tomasz Kulka удзельнік
  • Edgar Leciejewski удзельнік
  • Alicja Lesiak удзельніца
  • Zbigniew Libera удзельнік
  • Ella Littwitz удзельніца
  • Арцём Лоскутаў удзельнік
  • Agnieszka Mastalerz удзельніца
  • Rafał Milach удзельнік
  • Richard Mosse удзельнік
  • Tanja Muravskaja удзельніца
  • Joanna Musiał удзельніца
  • Deimantas Narkevičius удзельнік
  • Csaba Nemes удзельнік
  • Laura Pannack удзельніца
  • Pyotr Pavlensky удзельнік
  • Beata Pofelska удзельніца
  • Wojtek Radwański удзельнік
  • Tomáš Rafa удзельнік
  • Artūras Raila удзельнік
  • Oliver Ressler удзельнік
  • Adam Rzepecki удзельнік
  • Bartek Sadowski удзельнік
  • Tomasz Sarnecki удзельнік
  • Максiм Сарычаў удзельнік
  • Santiago Sierra удзельнік
  • Slavs and Tatars удзельнік
  • Воля Сасноўская удзельніца
  • a.z.h. удзельніца
  • Paweł Starzec удзельнік
  • Stitchit and Collective удзельнік
  • SUPERFLEX удзельнік
  • Paweł Susid удзельнік
  • Jason deCaires Taylor удзельнік
  • Piotr Uklański удзельнік
  • Daniel Warmuziński удзельнік
  • Sislej Xhafa удзельнік
  • Ada Zielińska удзельніца
  • Dawid Zieliński удзельнік
  • Artur Żmijewski удзельнік

In the past, art served the purpose of bolstering political power –today it is a tool for questioning and holding authority to account. Once, artists used their talent to support the political system of the day. Today, they have become perspicacious and critical observers of the political scene and are active participants in opposition.


The relationship between politics and art goes back a long way. For centuries, religion was part of the arrangement; for rulers and politicians it was the means of gaining control over hearts and minds. In some countries religion continues to back politics, with a doubly demoralising effect.

The exhibition Politics in Art presents – in six sections – the sceptical and critical approach of contemporary artists to the actions of those in power, exposing the artifice and mendacity of political strategies. It demonstrates that in the name of ambition, the desire to remain in power and the feeding of the dictatorial ego, politicians are capable of lying, manipulation and murder. Artists oppose this, both as critics and as soldiers.

  • Opposition and Protest – artistic manifestation of social and political views, and opposition to unethical behaviour of those in power. In extreme situations – such as the war in Ukraine – artists join in the fight.

  • Subverting Systems and Borders – questioning existing divisions and proposing – often utopian – ideas for political change and revolution.

  • Democracy and Its Corruption – identifying the ideal political model, realised through civil liberty and the right to vote, while pointing out its distortions.

  • Nationalism – warning against the reprehensible conviction that the assumed superiority of one’s own nation justifies contempt for and aggression towards others.

  • European Union – concern for the stability of the European Community in the era of migration, Brexit and the imperialist military aggression of Russia.

  • Political Mediality – exposing the role of the mass media in shaping political views, and their potential for the manipulation of information. Protest against muzzling of the media.

Politics in Art is the 10th exhibition in the flagship MOCAK series, in which we combine art with the most important civilisational concepts. Each exhibition presents a variety of artistic interpretations of a given theme. Politics in Art has been confronted with a tragic time when political ambitions have turned into a crime.

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