art fairs 2018
Raster at LISTE Art Fair Basel
Oskar Dawicki, Honorata Martin, Slavs and Tatars
June 11-17 2018
The shovel, as the centrepiece of the Towarzystwo Szubrawców logo, is used to parody the parasitism of the nobility who rides it like a witch.
Pan Chrzan is the main hero of Slavs and Tatars’ body of work on Pickle Politics.
The mythical Persian bird replaced the Polish royal eagle in a symbol of solidarity.
The knight’s armor alludes to the myth of the armed nation and its current pro-family policy.
In a series of self-portrait drawings the artist depicted himself in his signature blue jacket, pulling on one end of a rope. The other end of the rope is in fact real and attached to each drawing’s frame, with different objects such as empty vodka bottles, ziploc bags with money or candy dangling from it and thus setting its balance.
In performance made in January 2015 the artist walked into the Radunia canal in Gdańsk, wearing a shirt that once belonged to her friend Emilia who died tragically. She stayed in the cold water long enough to immerse herself completely and let her body float freely.
In this on-camera action made during rush hour the artist carried her sick dog in her arms through one of the busiest streets in the city center of Gdańsk.
On-camera action dedicated to Emilia, a friend of the artist who died tragically in Tatra mountains. The artist stands on top of an apartment building, leaning over its edge. The only reason she retains the balance and doesn’t fall off is because her friend is holding her by her ponytail.