The Performer

23 May 2015

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10:00 – 18:00

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Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge
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An insight into the contemporary art world. Based on the life of one of the most original performance artists alive – Oskar Dawicki. The main theme of his art is the search for an answer to the question of whether… Oskar Dawicki exists at all. The trademark of his performances is his blue shining jacket.


We meet Oskar at a turning point of his life, when he learns that his Mentor Zbigniew Warpechowski (himself) is dying. Warpechowski was also mentoring the Dearest (Andrzej Chyra), Oskar’s childhood friend and a rival, who devoted himself to more commercial art and became the most profitable Polish contemporary artist. Oskar has one more complicated relationship in his life: a love affair with his Art Dealer (Agata Buzek). Similar to previous works from Dawicki – the established norms of moral, spiritual and social order are challenged and put on trial. The Perfomer is the first-ever art exhibition in the form of a feature film: Oskar Dawicki’s works are connected on the screen not only by time and space, but also by narrative, drama and emotion.

Followed by a Q&A with Łukasz Ronduda and Oskar Dawicki.

The premiere will feature a special live performance by Oskar Dawicki.

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Taking part

Polish Cultural Institute, London


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