FADO is pleased to present the Toronto premiere of Polish performance artists Wladyslaw Kazmierczak and Ewa Rybska in a new work entitled, We Love Dada for Today.
Wladyslaw Kazmierczak and Ewa Rybska present striking and witty visual tableaux that consider the shifting worlds of pop culture and geo-politics from an Eastern European perspective. Their work reflects a sharp eye for the symbolic and iconic significance of everyday items. These artists comment on the human condition in an imperfect and fragmenting society through a dense layering of art historical references with the languages of advertising and electronic media.
The artists write of their work:
The performance is about the world of dramatic divisions, the great transformation and breakdown of totalitarian ideologies. The world of relative principles, pretence and inauthenticity, forces the lonely search for ones own criteria to build a different world. WE LOVE DADA FOR TODAY offers insight into the concepts of multiple identity and individuality in an imperfect and fragmenting society.
The artists' visit is sponsored by FADO as part of an international networking project. While in Toronto, Kazmierczak and Rybska will meet with local artists and art students to discuss performance art activity in their native Poland. This project also marks the beginning of an exhibition agreement between FADO and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Under this agreement, a number of FADO performances will be presented in Hamilton as part of the Gallery's Sevenseason program.
For more details on the artists' February 28 performance at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, contact Tor Lukasik-Foss, Outreach Coordinator at (905) 527-6610 ext. 258 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking session with the artists: March 3, 2002 (Green Room, 296 Brunswick Street, Toronto)