Mike Kelley at the National Museum Kraków


According to Artforum.com and The Art Newspaper, the National Museum, Kraków is scheduled to open a new department of contemporary Western art this month—the first devoted to a collection of this kind in Poland. The collection is an eclectic gathering of ten post-modern artists, each of which will be housed in a separate room. The artists are Mike Kelley (Season 1), Nobuyoshi Araki, Miquel Barceló, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, David LaChapelle, Sherrie Levine, Andreas Slominski, Philip Taaffe and Andy Warhol. The total of fifty works will go on public view May 29, 2008.

The National Museum, Kraków was established in 1879, and is the main branch of Poland’s National Museum, which has permanent collections around the country. Visit Wikimedia Commons for a glimpse of their collection.

Kelley’s retrospective exhibition, Educational Complex Onwards, 1995-2008, is currently on view at the Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art in Brussels, Belgium.

Nicole J. Caruth was managing editor of the ART21 Magazine from 2013-2015, and has been a regular contributor to this site since 2008. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2.
  1. Krakow says:

    As an Art lover it is always a pleasure to hear of exhibitions in Krakow. I went and saw the ‘World Press’ photographic exhibition today at Bunkier Stuki (Bunker of the Arts) in Krakow today and it was fantastic. Go Krakow Art! For more info about Krakow’s cultural and Art scene check out http://www.krakow-poland.com


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