Witkacy 2010 Conference Celebrating Witkacy in DC

FROM THE “Witkacy 2010” Conference WebSite: This three-day conference commemorates the life and works of the prolific Polish avant-garde writer and artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy).  His impressive contributions to drama, literature, painting, portraiture, photography, and philosophy reflected a unique world view that often intimately combined artistic form with socio-political content.  During the course of the year of the 125th anniversary of Witkacy’s birth we aim to reassess his work, to demonstrate his continuing relevance in the 21st Century, and to build on the growing and diverse studies devoted to the artist in Poland and in the U.S.A.