Category: Joanna Malinowska

Joanna Malinowska | Anthropology Art History And The Avant Garde

Joanna Malinowska is a New York based Polish artist whose sculptures, installations and performances draw a line between her fascination with anthropology, art history, pop culture and the socio-political struggles of her homeland in the modern era.

This is evident in Mother Earth Sister Moon (2009), a quasi fashion show, stage play performance produced in collaboration with Christian Tomaszewski which was shown in a huge space suit like structure to resemble the suit worn by the first Russian woman cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova.

Mother Earth, Sister Moon (2009) Nottingham
Mother Earth, Sister Moon (2009) Nottingham
Mother Earth, Sister Moon (2009) Nottingham
Mother Earth, Sister Moon (2009) Nottingham

The designs of the costumes, reminiscient of outfits seen on Russian and Eastern European science fiction movies hark back to the ‘space race’ witnessed during the cold war, and the general fascination with the cosmos seen within the former Soviet bloc.

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