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Pawel Kruk

Pawel Kruk’s work frequently involves combinations of performance and video in which he takes on the guise of cultural icons. Recent works have focused on legendary athletes such as basketball superstar Michael Jordan and Olympic swimmer Dana Torres. In this exhibition, Kruk focuses his attention on Bruce Lee as he presents himself in the role of the martial arts messiah in a reenacted television interview originally seen in 1971. Kruk’s reenactments and media fabrications call into question issues of authenticity and question our culture’s obsession with sports, entertainment and stardom. Kruk recently relocated to the Bay Area from Warsaw, Poland.