A photo self-potrait of Witkacy, photo: from the collection of Ewa Franczak and Stefan Okołowicz
This year’s Polish Cultural Week in Nancy, France will focus on Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, one of the leaders of European modernism and the most prominent Polish artists of the 20th century.
Nancy’s Polish Cultural Week will take place under the slogan Witkacy: A Multi-dimensional Artist – Yesterday and Today and will be comprised of numerous theatrical performances, panels discussions, an academic conference as well as the opening of the exhibition Witkacy: A Beginning…, which will showcase reproductions of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz’s paintings from the Museum of Middle Pomerania in Słupsk.
The theme of the Polish Cultural Week alludes to the modern trends of reading Witkacy’s work, which were set by Witkacy scholars in France. Numerous experts and scholars will take place in the conference including Witkacy expert, Anna Saignes, researcher of Witkacy’s aesthetics, Teresa Pękala, author of the monography of his works, Barbara Forysiewicz, as well as Beata Zgodzińska, curator of the Witkiewicz collection at the Museum of Middle Pomerania in Słupsk. The conference is under the patronage of a committee led by Professor Janusz Degler, the prominent Witkacy scholar.
Witkacy: A Multi-dimensional Artist – Yesterday and Today Polish Cultural Week in Nancy was organised as a result of the Polish Year in France organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2004.
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Source: press materials; compiled by KB, March 2017, translated by NR, 13 March 2017