The exhibition Mary (Polish for “mares”) is a kind of script, or more precisely a reconstruction, of a performance originally directed in a dream. Oskar Dawicki, a literary and film figure, an artist known as a practitioner of total performance, presents this time a dystopian narrative. 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.