The first full-length album devoted to the works of Oskar Dawicki, one of the most extraordinary Polish artists of our time. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him to the public. In recent years, his craft and his very person have been recreated within other genres, namely as the protagonist in the biographical novel “Half Empty” (2010), written by Łukasz Gorczyca and Łukasz Ronduda, and the starring role in the feature film “Performer” (2010), directed by Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczański.
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Dawicki’s oeuvre. Alongside photographic documentation of his works and performances, the full-color album presents behind-the-scenes images from the set of “Performer” and other projects, including many full-page or double-page spreads. All of the images are accompanied by detailed captions that deliver insights into the mind and actions of this remarkable artist. The introduction written by the Performer himself endows the album with the spirit of the art book, as Dawicki stages yet another unexpected performance – this time in prose.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage