Milan Knížák. Grudzień 1987. [Milan Knížák. December 1987]. Milan Knízák.
Milan Knížák. Grudzień 1987. [Milan Knížák. December 1987]
Milan Knížák. Grudzień 1987. [Milan Knížák. December 1987]
Signed, Numbered, From “The Director of Fluxus East”

Milan Knížák. Grudzień 1987. [Milan Knížák. December 1987]

Krakow: Galeria Potocka. Muzeum Sztuki Aktualne. 1987. Handmade, stapled publication with a stamp of the artist’s name and the gallery on the cover. Signed, numbered (one of 100 copies). 210 mm × 300 mm. The publication includes a double-sided typescript from Knížák in Polish, and a vintage, black and white gelatin silver photographic print, mounted on the rear cover, dated to 1977. Photograph size: 162 mm × 226 mm. Covers somewhat sunned, with two barely noticeable stains on the front. With a line on title page in red marker, presumably on purpose. ‘Styczen” stamped on title page. In fine condition.

Limited edition booklet of the Czech artist, Milan Knížák (b. 1940), with the typescript of two texts from the artist and a vintage gelatin silver print of his 1977 performance.

The booklet was created on the occasion of the 1987 solo show of Knížák that took place in the Galeria Potocka in Krakow, Poland. The booklet includes two texts from him, titled Operacje matematyczne (Mathematical Operations) and Wymuszone symbiozy (Enforced Symbioses). The latter can be read as a description of his eponymous 1977 performance of which there is a vintage, black and white photograph in the booklet.

Milan Knížák is a Czech performance artist, musician, and art theoretician who was a key figure in the development of action art and performance art in Prague in the 1960s. Knížák is regarded as one of the most important artists of the Fluxus movement in Eastern Europe. He was appointed as the director of “Fluxus East” by George Maciunas (1931–1978), the founder and coordinator of the Fluxus. A selection of Knížák’s works, including a copy of the photograph in this booklet is being held in the collection of Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Galeria Potocka was a progressive contemporary art gallery in Krakow, that operated between 1986 and 2010. It was founded by the Polish critic, curator, art theoretician and author, Maria Anna Potocka (b.1950) who was also the founder of the first private gallery in communist Poland, the Galerii PI.


Price: €600.00

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