7 Young Poles
5.9 – 7.9 , 11.9 – 19.10 1975
Most of the artists were educated at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. For these artists, the action itself was the primary means of expression. Jerzy Kalina conducted his happening on the sidewalk outside Malmö Konsthall with a borrowed bed and an ambulance from the hospital. He crawled through a plastic bag marked with days of the week for over 10 metres. Completely exhausted, he was then placed in a hospital bed, which was rolled into Malmö Konsthall to create a makeshift hospital room. To enter the room, the audience had to put on white coats and thus became participants in the performance.
Jerzy Kalina and his wife Malgorzata Maliszewska carried out a ritual action on the theme of crucifixion. The audience, on both sides of a raised cross, was partially covered by a white sheet that had initially been on the floor. The cross was filled with soil, and Jerzy Kalina hung himself on the cross multiple times. The action concluded with Malgorzata performing a meticulous ceremonial floor washing.