A festival celebration of

Polish Culture, Art and the Avant-Garde

Call for Papers and Contributions to

Witkacy 2009

Commemorating the life and work of:

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz


including a Conference on:

Witkacy as a Social and Political Visionary

Thursday and Friday 17th -18th September 2009

The Fyvie Hall at the Regent Street Building of The University of Westminster

London W1 2 UW

Dramatist, poet, novelist, painter, photographer, art theorist and philosopher, Witkacy was one of the leading members of Poland’s poetic and artistic avant-garde movement of the first half of the 20th century.

Following his death in 1939, his work was to change the course of both Polish and European history.

Witkacy’s own philosophy of art, existence and knowledge, is best summarised by the phrase:

Unity in Multiplicity

This, the first British conference about Witkacy, is created to celebrate the new contribution made to

British society by the Polish community.

Held at the University of Westminster, inextricably linked throughout its history with the tradition of

democracy, the broader event and the conference now seeks your contribution – papers, performance

pieces or art works, which celebrate any aspect of the extraordinary varied achievement of a Modernist

artist scarcely known outside his home country.

Papers and pieces in languages other than English will be considered, though preference will be given

to work which can be made available to the widest possible audience.


Click HERE or on the menu item on the left to view and download the Provisional programme.



You can purchase Tickets from the menu item on the left.