Ewa Harabasz – Icons
Ewa Harabasz's latest works are "contemporary icons" in which the visual clichés of mass media overlap with the inspiration of religious art.
This artist interweaves rather distant traditions in her works. She conjoins the figures from the press headings of New York Times with the religious narration of Christian iconography and marries photographic printouts with the ancient techniques of painting on wood. However, despite their religious associations, they prove unsuitable for religious contemplation. Harabasz adopts a more critical point of view, standing against the victimisation of the casualties, suffering from contemporary cataclysm, and the practice of the media which elevates the victims to the unwanted position of heroes. The artist disputes with a popular tendency in the media to associate suffering with sanctification.
Curator: Bozena Czubak