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MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

Director's Choice

Maria Potocka

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 187 5

    Size: 190 x 165 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 79

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    Date published: December, 2018

    UK £9.95 /US $12.95


  • Incisive commentary illuminates complex works for all readers, whatever their previous engagement with contemporary art
  • The vast majority of the works featured are by living artists, giving the book a fresh and vivid appeal
  • New colour photography captures the detail in the diverse range of mediums shown


MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is the first post-war institution in Poland founded and purpose-built for the presentation of international contemporary art. The Museum’s vibrant programme extends beyond its physical boundaries, and has included exhibitions in venues across Poland and wider Europe.

This selection, chosen by the Director herself, is the perfect introduction to this diverse collection. Her incisive commentary elucidates the complex works displayed and grants new and thought-provoking insights into the work and workings of contemporary artists.

Author information

Maria Potocka has been Director of the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow since 2010. She is the founder of four art galleries, the creator of an international art collection (1973-2010, donated to MOCAK) and the curator of numerous exhibitions. She has authored eight other books and many theoretical texts.