Mariola Przyjemska

  • type of object: photography
  • date: 1999
  • material/technique: laminated colour photograph
  • dimensions: 76 x 273 cm
  • inventory No.: F-114
  • image licensed under: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

The series consists of 30 large-format laminated photographs inspired by advertisements, and 16 authentic clothing labels embedded in Plexiglas and displayed like scientific specimens. The series was inspired by a collection of around 5,000 clothing labels compiled by Przyjemska since the early 1990s. By altering the machine-embroidered text, the artist transformed the meaning of the message, which originally served as washing instructions. She changed the word ‘chemisko’ (chemical) to ‘etnisko’ (ethnic), referring to the ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian war. A group of three photographs from this series (Frontfix, Crete and Musik Korps) from the collection of Zachęta is entitled Kulturträger.

Financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund within the ‘National Contemporary Art Collection’ programme

Other works by artist in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Frontfix
    FrontfixMariola Przyjemska1996
  • Zdjęcie pracy Musik Korps
    Musik KorpsMariola Przyjemska1999

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