Alfredo Jaar part of Economics in Art at MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

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Economics in Art
17 May–29 September 2013

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

www.mocak.pl

Economics in Art is the third in the series of exhibitions presented by MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow to relate art to the most significant domains of civilisation such as history, sport, science, religion and art. To date, two exhibitions in the series have taken place: History in Art and Sport in Art.

The juxtaposition of economics and art is not self-explanatory. However, the encounter of these two areas turns out to be fascinating. Economics has provided a source of inspiration for many contemporary artists, frequently provoking non-obvious artistic actions. Today, with the world facing a global economic crisis, the voice of the artist has become particularly topical and noteworthy; the themes that artists take on board have become crucial in the discourse on civilisation.

The exhibition Economics in Art is a collection of works of a few dozen artists from Poland and other countries, who represent various techniques and media. The exhibition has been structured around a number of issues: value, the ethics of market activities and mechanisms, humanist aspects of economics, and art’s dependence on market forces.

Artists: Banksy, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Joseph Beuys, Bernhard Blume, Liena Bondare, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Rafał Bujnowski, Christoph Büchel, Jose Maria Cano, Jota Castro, Josef Dabernig, Oskar Dawicki, Pola Dwurnik, Eva Grubinger, Andreas Gursky, , Christian Jankowski, Toril Johannessen, Laura Kalauz & Martin Schick, Leopold Kessler, Olga Kisseleva, Robin Klassnik, Karolina Kowalska, Jarosław Kozłowski, Michael Landy, Hipolit Lipiński, Pavlo Makov, Antoni Muntadas, Lada Nakonechna, Dan Perjovschi, Santiago Sierra, Klaus Staeck, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor, Whielki Krasnal

Curators: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka