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Dymna, Kwinta, Radwan, Jałowik talking about Wiesław Dymny // EVENT CANCELLED

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Dymna, Kwinta, Radwan, Jałowik talking about Wiesław Dymny // EVENT CANCELLED

12.03.2020 at 6 pm

Published at:24.02.2020

Event cancelled.

Please note that with effect from 11 March 2020 1 pm MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow will be closed  due to the epidemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice, in accordance with the decision of Polish Government. This applies also to: MOCAK Library, MOCAK Bookstore, and MOCAK Archive. No scheduled events will take place.

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On Thursday 12 March at 6 pm, come to MOCAK for a discussion about the book Wiesław Dymny: I Am a Wounded Man: Writer, Actor, Painter. The event is accompanied by the exhibition of the same title.

With: Anna Dymna, Tadeusz Kwinta and Stanisław Radwan. Led by Delfina Jałowik, exhibition curator.

Wiesław Dymny (1936–1978) was a versatile, multimedia artist. For his book Opowiadania zwykłe ([Ordinary stories], 1963) he received the Kościelskis Award. Besides prose, Dymny wrote poems, songs and film scripts. He created paintings, drawings, collages, book cover designs, stage set backdrops and photographs. He was one of the founders of the legendary cabaret Piwnica pod Baranami [Cellar under the Rams], which came into existence in 1956, and where he appeared as actor until the end of his life. He also acted in a number of films, In 1964–1969 he managed the rock group Szwagry, for whom he wrote over 300 songs.

The MOCAK publication (in Polish) comprises texts by Mirosław Miki Obłoński, Barbara Natkaniec-Pacuła, reminiscences by Krystyna Zachwatowicz and Anna Dymna as wel as a comprehensive timeline by Monika Wąs. The book contains a wealth of illustrations; this is the first-ever album presentation of the visual art of Wiesław Dymny.

The book will be on sale at a promotional price.

The session will be conducted in Polish. More information in Polish >>