Goshka Macuga at Fundacio Tapies Bcn
The work of Goshka Macuga (Warsaw, 1967) addresses the relationships between art, power and inherited narratives around historical facts and characters. Goshka Macuga work connects different fields and research methods, and is often based on an investigation of institutional accounts. Macuga proposes unconventional associative readings of social and political events.
Her work takes the form of large installations where her own creations are mixed with archive material, and where various disciplines coexist. Macuga constantly recycles images and references that are juxtaposed, like a collage, in a method similar to that used by the art historian Aby Warburg, with images, texts and materials from different historical periods that share similar themes or aesthetic treatment constituting a visual continuum.