Thursday, 17 April 2008

Małgorzata Markiewicz

Lately a friend of mine who have an university degree in History of Art, T, introduced me Małgorzata Markiewicz.
Małgorzata Markiewicz is an artist who lives and works in Krakow, Poland.
One thing that made me to be interested in her work was the fact that fabric, textiles and clothes are among the materials commonly used by Markiewicz.
Also Markiewicz's works refer to spheres of femininity: to sexual identity, social position, daily bustle of household work.
In her work, Markiewicz employs various media: ready-mades, photographs, happenings and video films.
Used clothes still carry some of the previous owner’s experience and mystery. Incorporated in a work, the clothes re-animate the essence of the previous owner. Clothes are often placed in contrast with other objects.
Cloth as clothes is usually defined by contact with the body, the relationship between cloth and objects is developed to include real people and refer to the unbreakable, elaborate chain in which people live. In placing cloth in other spaces and manipulations, the artist creates new relationships and results.
Markiewicz weaves the inherent tensions in seemingly unambiguous objects or activities to create complex messages. The objects now problematized in an art context, have been transformed. Without compromise, the viewer encounters embarrassing, disturbing images and situations, which leave a disturbing impression beyond the moment of viewing the artwork.
Since the meaning of the work is often covert, the viewer is compelled to wrestle with possible interpretations.
SMUGGLED WHISPER 2008 includes clothes with some notes from people who might have done it, like “Hi, I have made it for you. Do you think it is nice? (name)” .

Here are some pictures of Małgorzata Markiewicz work:

(Click the images to enlarge)


  1. I really like the cloth roses...inspired idea.

  2. I like this, thank you for sharing.

  3. Achei o trabalho dela super original, e não o conhecia ainda!
    Boa sugestão!


  4. oh wow. i like the red skirt. and she's from Poland. another wow. lol.

    thanks for dropping by. i'll link you up. tc. =]

  5. Really interesting work. I agree that clothing holds some of its original owner--and that is why I am not so sure about second hand clothes (even if vintage).
    Seeker, thanks for sharing this interesting find with us.

  6. I love the red skirt :).

  7. I'm not really into modern art, I'm more of an middle ages art girl :), but I do love her work! The dresses are really pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. cool! i especially liked the first three photos.

  9. I like his work, it's very interesting!

  10. These clothes seem to have boundaries but yet they are somehow soft. They do really represent her idea. Great find!



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