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Study visit to Krakow
Students from Ljubljana and Zagreb visited Krakow from 7th to 11th November on a study visit for which the programme was conceived by our partners from Jagiellonian University.
In this historically and artistically vivid city we met with different actors in the field of contemporary arts and got acquainted with numerous institutions, art galleries, independent spaces and programmes. Study visit started with the visit to the Schindler Factory museum which reconstructs the history of the city in pre-war and 2nd World War period. Next to it is situated MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Arts Krakow opened in 2010, possessing and presenting huge collection of important art works of the second half of the 20th century. Except important public institutions such as MOCAK, Schindler Museum, Cricoteca - Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, National Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, we also visited smaller, independent, artist-run spaces dedicated to exhibiting contemporary arts, discoursive spaces as well as commercial galleries. These spaces are AS Gallery, No Local Foundation, Art Agenda Now, Goldex Poldex, New Roman, Starmach gallery. Through the diverse selection of the spaces we visited, our students got comprihensive image of the currents in the Krakow but also Polish contemporary scene as well as historical framework in which artists and actors of the scene work.