Art at Times: PERFORMS / Case study: GOSHKA MACUGA 

The Letter is part of a larger project that the artist realised for an exhibition based on the theme of censorship.

For this exhibition Goshka Macuga has re-enacted a historical performance by Tadeusz Kantor, in which seven postmen took an enormous letter around the streets of Warsaw.

The performance was photographed and its photograph was transformed into a tapestry.

In The Letter the idea is that art can be a medium for protest and dissent, and to make one’s own voice be heard through action and by using words and images in a subversive way.

Goshka Macuga

 Video lesson 

Art at Times... Performs (L'arte a volte agisce, Ita. 2014, dur. 8' ca.)

Credits: video by Studio Lulalabò | dir./script/edit., Luca Aimeri | script collab., Francesca Togni | cam., Ivan Augello | edit. assist., Iacopo De Gregori | graphic-d., Laura Calvini | act., Leonie Heys Cerchio | prod., Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione CRT.

Main artwork: The Letter (2011), by Goshka Macuga

Other cited Macuga's works: The Nature of The Beast (2009) | Plus Ultra (2009) | Notice Board (2011) | It Broke From Within (2011) | Of What is, That it is; of What is Not, That it is Not (2012)

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The Letter (2011)
The Letter (2011)
Notice Board (2011)
Notice Board (2011)
Plus Ultra (2009)
Plus Ultra (2009)
The Nature of The Beast (2010)
The Nature of The Beast (2010)
The Nature of The Beast (2010)
The Nature of The Beast (2010)
It Broke From Within (2011)
It Broke From Within (2011)
Of What is, That it is...
Of What is, That it is...

... of What is not, That it is not (2012)

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