Od 2011 roku w Nowym Jorku odbywa się festiwal Perforacje, prezentujący dokonania związanych z teatrem i tańcem artystów z Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej. Tegoroczny festiwal otworzy spektakl Marty Ziółek "Zrób siebie", który odniósł niebywały sukces. Widzowie będą mogli go zobaczyć dwa razy.
Paweł Althamer presented his performance Agnus Dei during the Track art festival in Ghent. Over two hundred volunteers gathered in the city's main square to form a tableau vivant – a reconstruction of the 15th century Altarpiece from the Saint Bavo Cathedral, the biggest local tourist attraction.
Unravelling some lesser-known details about an international art revolutionary, we acquaint you with the figure of another. Marcel Duchamp, the outstandingly influential, idiosyncratic figure of 20th century art allows us to get closer to some of the motivations behind the input of a later art revolutionary – Tadeusz Kantor.
Beuys and Kantor are said to have met only once, and very briefly. The encounter took place at the Edinburgh festival in 1973. Rumours have it that Beuys entered the space where Kantor was rehearsing with his group, whistling the Polish anthem. Kantor made a side comment with a hiss, “Oh, here comes the old nazi”.
New York City’s distinct cultural pockets were activated during the 2013 Performa Festival that included Poland’s Pavilion Without Walls, taking art out of the traditional museum setting, and using the city as inspiration and performance platform: Ela Bittencourt reviews .
The event address the viewer's participatory role with art in the public space, and the form's shift from commentary to engaged, empathetic worldview. Most actions before 1989 were characterised by "surreal gestures of opposition to the political system", documented to be shown in exhibits. Today, art in the public space strives for a social viewpoint, attempting to effect positive change.