Yane Calovski: Paul Thek was someone I discovered very early in my studies in
Philadelphia, in the mid 1990s. It influenced me right away; I was falling hard
for what I thought I understood of the work and the man behind it. There was
something toxic and sexy and honest and strange and foreign and God knows
what else in there that stirred my interest and made believe in his iconography, his
positions, his attitude, his work ethic and manifestation of solidarity in practice.
excerpt from Interview with Basak Senova, curator of the project