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//Małgorzata Markiewicz. EU Textiles//

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Małgorzata Markiewicz. EU Textiles

The project EU Textiles was created during the artist’s residential stay at the Factory of Art and Design in Copenhagen (September – November 2011). Taking on board the cultural differentiation across Europe with the simultaneous blurring of borders on the European continent, Markiewicz posed the question whether it is at all possible to design a universal outfit for the inhabitants of the Union. The resultant project has meshed two phenomena – unity and separate identity. Basing her idea on the abbreviation ‘EU’, the artist created the design for an outfit for selected member states of the European Union. The top is shaped like the letter ‘E’ and the trousers as an upside-down ‘U’. While the outfit design is identical for all countries, the textile pattern differs. It is a result of the artist’s reflections on the typical associations evoked by particular member states.

Małgorzata Markiewicz (born 1979)
1999–2004 studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Graduated with a distinction based on her diploma work A Fragment of the Net of Co-existence. A member of the Health Centre Art Group and grzenda.pl group. Participated in residential programmes such as Paths Crossing, The Factory of Art & Design (Copenhagen, 2011), SPACES Gallery (Cleveland, USA, 2007), HIAP and the Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland, 2006). Her works have been shown at numerous individual exhibitions both in Poland and abroad, such as Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Blekinge Museum, (Karlskrona, Sweden), Berardo Museum (Lisbon, Portugal) and SPACES Gallery (Cleveland, USA).

 

Małgorzata Markiewicz, EU Textiles

language of publication: Polish and English
texts: Monika Kozioł, Małgorzata Markiewicz
translation into English: Anda MacBride
graphic design, DTP: Rafał Sosin
format: 170 × 230 mm
number of pages: 24
cover: paperback
ISBN 978-83-62435-40-1
publication date: 2011

Out of print

A catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition:
Małgorzata Markiewicz
EU Textiles
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Alfa Gallery
9 November 2011–29 January 2012
curator: Monika Kozioł