ICC publications are available in electronic versions
In order to meet the readers' expectations, we decided to prepare e-books, which in the past year were the most popular in the ICC publishing offer.
Cracow. History and Art - a new guide dedicated to the history and culture of the city
The old Polish capital is breaking popularity records today. How to suggestively tell its history and culture to interest the young reader? Can one thousand years of Krakow's history fit into one book? Cracow. History and Art is a synthesis of its history and culture prepared by the ICC Publishing House. Numerous photographs, a handy format and a soft cover make it possible to discover the city of a thousand treasures in many unobvious ways with a book in your hand. The publisher will have its premiere during the 23rd International Book Fair in Krakow in Polish and English.
The third edition of the album Armenian Cathedral in Lviv and its creators
In 2015, at ICC, we prepared an exhibition entitled Armenian Cathedral in Lviv and its creators. The exhibition dedicated to one of the oldest and most beautiful Lviv temples for several years visited many cities in Poland and was also shown outside the country. In the Orangery of the Museum of King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, its next presentation is being prepared in cooperation with the POLONIKA Institute. On this occasion, the ICC Publishing House decided to resume the album accompanying the exhibition.
Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks - New album from ICC
The phenomenon of photographic books is closely related to the development of modern visual culture. Throughout the 20th century, publications illustrated with photographs accompanied the most important political and social events, served to popularize knowledge of the world and the expression of new forms of art. What impact did they have on shaping the imaginarium of modern man in Central Europe?
Books of Claudio Magris and Adam Balcer are available again
On democracy, memory and Central Europe by Claudia Magris and Turkey, The Turkey, Great Steppe and Central Europe by Adam Balcer - these two books from our series Central Europe Library, edited by prof. Jack Purchla, disappeared from the book shelves in a flash and quickly became white crow.
Cathedral in Pinsk – a new volume of Materials for the history of sacred art
"The city of Pinsk, formerly called Pinnum after the Pina River, located in Belarus in the Brest Region, in the drainage basin of the Black Sea, full of Ruthenians, mainly schismatics, apart from other churches, contains also a parish church under the care of the Franciscan order ”- reads a diocese document from 1727.
Main Market Square 25 – a biography that has never been seen before
Thanks to the efforts of the ICC Publishing House, a unique biography of the "The Ravens House" tenement house at 25 Main Square has just appeared, which our institution has been associated with since its inception. This place witnessed the most important events of political and historical importance taking place in the center of Krakow, but also the everyday life of the city's residents, fairs, games and cultural events.
Professor Jacek Purchla wins the Friend of the Symposium of Aleksander Kowalski Award
We are pleased to inform that prof. Jacek Purchla was honored with the Friend of the Symposium of Aleksander Kowalski Award during the 50th jubilee Scientific Symposium in the Contemporary Economy and Public Administration series, which took place on January 17-19, 2020 in Zakopane.
ICC publishing plans for 2020
Is it possible to reconcile conflicting memories and identities? Who really invented Eastern Europe and what was its purpose? What do we not know about Croats and what does the idea of Galicia mean today? These are the most important questions of books prepared by the ICC Publishing House for 2020. The proposed novelties will creatively complement the institution's exhibition offer, as well as popular series devoted to history, culture, heritage and the complicated map of the region.
The charm of Central European Avant-garde
Can avant-garde Lviv, Novi Sad or Zagreb from the beginning of the 20th century compete with Paris, Berlin or New York? Thanks to the efforts of the Prague publishing house "Arbor vitae" and the Art Museum in Olomouc, a monumental publication entitled Years of Disarray 1908–1928. Avant-gardes in Central Europe . The International Cultural Center was one of the partners in creating this unique compendium of knowledge about Central European Avant-garde.
Renaissance pearl of Krakow - visiting Villa Decius
[No vacancies] Villa Decius is rightly considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance-Mannerist buildings in Poland. In addition to the exceptionally well-preserved stylish form, this monument is also a monument of rich history. We invite you to another event this year as part of the ICC educational project called 12 walks for 12 months . Dr. Zbigniew Beiersdorf will tell about the extraordinary history of this unique place.
The Treasures of Krakow exhibition in Sofia
After the presentation in Krakow and Bahrain, the Treasures of Krakow exhibition came to the capital of Bulgaria. Until April 30, 2020, it will be on the boulevard next to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Sofia.
07.02.2020 - 15.03.2020
Presentation of the exhibition The Armenian Cathedral and Its Creators in Przemyśl
From February 7th to March 15th, 2020, the exhibition prepared by the ICC five years ago The Armenian Cathedral and Its Creators will be presented at the National Museum of Przemyśl. The exhibition, refreshed and enriched with new elements, is the result of cooperation between the National Museum of Przemyśl, the POLONIKA Institute and the ICC.
20.02.2020, 1:00 p.m.
The art quarter
Every Thursday and Friday at 13.00 we invite you to the ICC Gallery for 15-minute meetings during which we talk about one of the threads of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks . Admission included in the price of the exhibition ticket. The art quarters are held in Polish.
21.02.2020, 3:00 p.m.
Meeting around the book 25 Main Square. A History of an Address
“The Ravens” House at 25 Main Square witnessed major political and historic events that played out in the centre of Krakow, as well as the everyday life of its citizens, fairs, celebrations, and cultural events. The Jesuits made plans for their church and collegium to be built in this location. Over the course of several centuries the townhouse served as an aristocratic palace, Krakow’s social salon, the district head’s office, bank, the seat of the NSDAP for the General Government, the office of the Committee of the Polish Workers’ Party, a publishing house, dancing school, and a bookshop. Since 1991 it has served as the seat and representative venue of the International Cultural Centre. We invite you to a meeting devoted to the extraordinary history of the building, which has been the seat of the International Cultural Center since 1991.
23.02.2020, 12:00 a.m.
Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks - Sunday tours
Every Sunday we invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks with a guide in Polish.
23.02.2020, 12:30 a.m.
Art and reading classes
Join us for art and reading classes at the ICC! Children are invited to get to know different stories and take part in art workshops.
27.02.2020, 6:00 p.m.
Lecture by Agata Pankiewicz and Marcin Przybyłko
During the next meeting accompanying the exhibition. Photobloc. Central Europe in photobooks we will consider how to find a form for what is exotic, strange, different, elusive or absent. Agata Pankiewicz and Marcin Przybyłko, authors of such photobooks as Hawaikum , will share their reflections related to the creation of photographic essays. In search of the essence of beauty (2015), Smart Object. Involuntary perversions of things (2017) and Uncomfortable (2019).
01.03.2020, 12:30 a.m.
Encounters with art
Join us for Sunday art workshops filled with creativity and new ideas. Inspired by the diversity of exhibitions at the ICC Gallery. This series of meetings is addressed to children between 4 and 8 y.o. During each art workshop we concentrate on a selected notion developed in presently held exhibition – we search for its meanings and create an object related to it.
01.03.2020, 10:00 a.m. - 01.03.2020, 6:00 p.m.
Finissage of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks
We invite you to the finissage of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks - the first such comprehensive presentation devoted to the phenomenon of photobooks from this part of the continent. The exhibition gained considerable recognition of viewers visiting the ICC Gallery as well as critics. She was awarded by Radio Krakow "brand for the month" of December.