Live performance Wrong way, good direction (2014).
Arti Grabowski, Wrong way, right direction. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.
“Boski Arti” born in
1977. Lives and works in Krakow.
In his 15 years of artistic activity, Polish performance
artist Arti Grabowski has realized over two hundred actions – of strong visual impact, charged with physical
energy and an intrinsic sense of humor as well as thoughtful criticism.
Entertaining, horrifying, challenging and never boring, the physical action
images created by Grabowski reveal the absurd, chaotic and ironic layers of
society and human behaviour. Grabowski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts
in Krakow, where he obtained a Diploma (MA 2003, PhD 2010) with distinction of
the Performance art. His diplomas were the first realized in this field in
Poland. At present he is an assistant professor at the Department of Intermedia,
working together with Prof. Artur Tajber in Poland’s first Studio of
At the VENICE
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Grabowski will present the performance Wrong way, good direction. "In the air I draw
cascades of haiku using my props. With my emotions I tighten the reins on the
eyes of viewers, I tackle their armpits with absurd. I sweep up the time using
the Kung Fu choreography of a drunk. I suck us while in amok, using a swiping
swirl. I cream, I whisper, I mumble about: a nostalgia towards freedom, light
air, bad decisions, conflicts of the North with South, dilemmas about the one 'above'. And after the performance I
want to leave you in a misty reflection, which, if it keeps returning to you
for another couple of days, it will be the greatest compliment of all."
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