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Nothing Twice

Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor - Cricoteka, Krakow

Nic 2 razy. The collection, consisting of objects by Tadeusz Kantor, open to the public. The exhibition explores the problem of the object as a stage prop and the role it occupies in contemporary performance art. This event is organized to mark the launching of Cricoteka's new building.

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Paweł Althamer & Grupa Nowolipie, Jaap Blonk, Ulla von Brandenburg, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Guy de Cointet, Oskar Dawicki, Jens Hoffmann Mesèn, Tadeusz Kantor, Shana Moulton, Paulina Ołowska, Teatr Opera Buffa, Quay Brothers, Michael Portnoy, Jim Shaw, Catherine Sullivan, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan

Curator: Joanna Zielińska
Graphic design: Noviki
Exhibition design: Robert Rumas Studio

Nothing Twice is the first project in Poland to combine an exhibition and performance action on such a large scale. This event is being organized to mark the launching of Cricoteka’s new building. The exhibition and the accompanying performance programme interpret the influence of Tadeusz Kantor’s concepts in the work of contemporary artists operating at the crossover between theatre, performance and the visual arts. This project is based on the idea of the readymade, Appropriation art and the concept of re-performance. It poses questions about the archiving and collecting of Live Art. Nothing Twice tackles the double nature of the object as both a prop in performance and an autonomous artwork. In other words: the issue of the materiality of performance and staging of the exhibition space itself. The exhibition will be the mise-en-scène where individual works will create a collage-like installation.

Some of the works presented at the exhibition refer directly to the history of the theatre, such as the curtain made by Ulla von Brandenburg or Jim Shaw’s installation, which incorporates a theatre backdrop. The exhibition will open with an object by Tadeusz Kantor—Aneantisising Machine (The Madman and the Nun, 1963)—a link between the exhibition of the Kantor Collection and the exhibition of contemporary art.

The opening ceremony will include a performance by Oskar Dawicki, concert by Jaap Blonk, Michael Portnoy’s film, Shana Moulton’s and Nick Hallett’s opera and Catherine Sullivan’s theatre piece, produced in collaboration with the Warsaw Opera Buffa theatre.

Project Nic dwa razy / Nothing Twice is co-financed by the European Union under the 2007–2013
Małopolska Regional Operational
Programme Cricoteka Cultural Institution of the Małopolskie Voivodeship

Image: Jim Shaw, Dream Object ('I came back to the studio and Scott...'), 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery.

Artist Oskar Dawicki will count visitors on the occasion of the new Cricoteka's opening on Friday 12 september 2014 h 18.00 – 22.00. In the evening we invite you to join us for a DJ set by Nick Hallett and B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beamer) event.
Entrance free.

Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Cricoteka
Nadwiślańska 2-4, Kraków Poland

Christian Boltanski
dal 2/7/2015 al 3/10/2015

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