warsaw gallery weekend 2018
The post-romantic figure of the drunken artist is fading into the past, leaving behind a landscape littered with hallucinations, depravity, and shattered illusions. This is the story of the intimate ties between contemporary art and vodka. Conceived as a medley of artworks and documentary content, the exhibition features Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Olaf Brzeski, Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Władysław Hasior, Jerzy Lewczyński, Honorata Martin, Dominika Olszowy, Zbigniew Rogalski, Wilhelm Sasnal, and others.
Oskar Dawicki, a literary and film figure, an artist known as a practitioner of total performance, presents this time a dystopian narrative: a kind of script, or more precisely a reconstruction, of a performance originally directed in a dream. The central figure in his vision is a pregnant woman, the heroine of our times, nourisher of the unborn but also caretaker of the dead. As befits a doubting artist, the world of his creation is full of ambivalence.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
‘Lacrimosa’ – an extraordinary installation by Oskar Dawicki at Galeria Labirynt in Lublin.
One Piece Too Little is a treatise on the essential nature of creativity. Dawicki raises the question of where the limits of spectacle are set with regard to art and to life – of the difference between a show and one’s destiny, between representation and recreation, between a work of art and its profanation.
Oskar Dawicki’s “Performer” is a story about himself as a fictional character. The exhibition, combining various disciplines – art, film and literature – is a unique enterprise where the performer, Dawicki’s alter ego, appears in different incarnations, constantly examining the boundary between work of art and reality.