Filmoteka Muzeum

At the end of 1981, Janusz Bałdyga came up with his action Generał Center. It was performed at Pracownia Dziekanka on the 7th December 1981, six days prior to the imposition of martial law in Poland.

The artist appropriated the image of a general to arrange a quasi-theatrical event, with Jacek Kryszkowski performing the eponymous role. Alongside his activity in the group Akademia Ruchu, since the end of 1970s Bałdyga has consistently tapped into political motifs and referred in his art to the national “imaginarium”, e.g. in Untitled (Poland) from 1980–82.


Year: 1981
Duration: 11'16''
Language: no sound
Source: 16 mm

© Janusz Bałdyga

Acquisition date: Sep 9, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit