photo. César Delgado Martín photo. César Delgado Martín photo. César Delgado Martín
The paintings presented at the exhibition raise the issue of the linguistic clichés present in public debate in Poland in the 21st century and the ideologies that lurk behind them. Sawicka employs emotionally charged words such as cried, screamed, died. The verbs are used in the past tense, yet it is not clear if they refer to the historic past or current events. She points at the adoption of expressions derived from patriotic narratives about the past to the contemporary public debate, and questions analogies that are drawn. Sawicka’s art employs linguistic scraps, slogans from political banners, tabloid headlines and TV news bulletins. Sawicka is a painter of her time, vigilantly documenting the political debate polarising the contemporary Poland. She exposes the ideological inconsistencies and incoherent identities of the debate’s participants.
Medium: oil on canvas
Format: triptych, each piece: 50x70 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Tomasz Płata Index: MSN:4300-12/2014 Acquisition date: Sep 3, 2014 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage