Square in front of Stara Synagoga

When it is hard to find the words, we tell stories.

In “Maiseh”, which is the Yiddish word for tale (מייסע), seven legends are told in the public space. These stories are vehicles to grapple with loss, misfortune, betrayal and broken hearts. They arm us with humor, hope, courage and love. They bring us together.

Between June 25th and July 3rd, artists from Israel, Germany and Poland tell their version of legends from Krakow – in performances, drawings, murals, sound installations, workshops, and letters. Listen to these stories as they unfold in the streets of Kazimierz. 

Kobi Vogman
Touch-move Rule

Participatory mural in collaboration with: Agnieszka Królikowska

Opposing groups of people meet, taking position. Like pieces on a chess board, they arrange themselves, contemplating their next move. Are they guards, or are they thieves? But not all is black and white – the rules of the game keep shifting.

legend: Soon after Isaac’s Synagogue opened, thieves threatened to steal its treasures, but they were warded off by a group of volunteer guards dressed in white.

Mon. – Fri. – 15:00 – 19:00
Sat. – Sun. 11:00 – 14:00, 16:00 – 19:00
29.06. – we invite you to see a mural, the artist unpresent
03.07. the presentation of the final version og the mural 


Kobi Vogman is an animation director and artist from Riga, Latvia, based in Jerusalem, Israel. His practice is shown in various media, such as video, animation, collage and installation. He is a lecturer at the Screen-Based Arts Department at Bezalel Academy for Arts & Design, Jerusalem. Kobi’s art is situated between painting and photography, using collage, painting, and animation, and his approach is playful, multidisciplinary and site-specific.  His investigations often focus on the emotional and physical effects of spaces. He is particularly drawn to the materiality of their stories, which stems from his many years of creating street art and graffiti in Jerusalem’s streets.


read more about Maiseh project

Maiseh was created especially for the 31st Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

Curatorial team: Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol & Julia Kawka – Curatorial Collective for Public Art / Berlin, Meydad Eliyahu – HaMiffal / Jerusalem, Paweł Kowalewski – Jewish Culture Festival / Kraków