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30 Jan 2014

Rune Eraker exhibition at MOCAK

Rune Eraker Uprooted
Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow


14.2–27.4.2014 Opening hours Tue-Sun 11 am – 7 pm Tuesdays – admission free!


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+48 12 257 10 34

4 Lipowa St
30-702 Krakow

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The exhibition is the first presentation in Poland of the works of the Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker and also the first exhibition of politically engaged photography at MOCAK. It consists of 73 black-and-white photographs from the series The Smell of Longing and two screenings that contain some photographs from the series never shown before.

The photographs presented at the exhibition have been taken since 1988. They document Eraker's travels in 22 countries, ravished by war, political repression and hunger. They are an attempt to address the reasons why people are forced to abandon their roots and seek shelter abroad. Documenting everyday situations from the lives of the displaced against the backdrop of tragedy and war, the artist focuses on the causes of exile.

Rune Eraker (born 1961), a documentary photographer. Since 1990 a member of the photographic group Hollandse Hoogte. Heading the editing team of the magazine Norwegian Journal of Photography. In 2002, awarded by the USA Society for News Design for his series The Democratic Republic of Congo, and in 2009 he was named Freelancer of the Year in Norway.

Rune Eraker's photographic series are firmly based in the aesthetics of classical European documentary photography. His works have appeared in numerous magazines all over the world.

Curator: Delfina Jałowik

Co-ordinator: Joanna Saran 

Rune Eraker exhibition is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by Polish funds.