Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: Re-enchanting the World
Title: Re-enchanting the World
Commissioner: Janusz Janowski, Hanna Wróblewska
Curator: Wojciech Szymański, Joanna Warsza
Exhibitor: Małgorzata Mirga-Tas
Małgorzata Mirga-Tas represents Poland at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
This Polish-Roma artist and activist will represent Poland at theBiennaleArte2022, challenging stereotypes, presenting an insightful, unprejudiced picture of the Roma community, and drawing attention to the role women have played in Romani history. Her art works are created from pieces of fabric by, as she puts it, “throwing the material into the picture“. Her large-format collages often use pieces of the wardrobe of the subjects portrayed: fragments of skirts, scarves or shirts, which become literal carriers of history.
The monumental project for the Polish Pavilion consists of twelve large-format textile installation. It alludes to the famous ‘Hall of the Months’ fresco series from the Renaissance Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, Italy, one of the most mysterious buildings in European architecture.
Małgorzata Mirga-Tas will transform key images in European art history by inserting representations of Roma culture and reversing the stereotypical narrative. The ‘re-enchantment’ of the title, inspired by Silvia Federici’s book “Re-enchanting the World:Feminism and the Politics of the Commons”(2018), is a non-violent process to change the world’s errant paths, lift the evil spell from the world, and help regain a sense of community and rebuild relationships with others.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm