Premio Combat Prize

Maria Węgrzynika-Szczepkowska - Premio Combat Prize

OPERA IN CONCORSO | Sezione Scultura/Installazione

 | Cannon fodder

Cannon fodder
mixed media, military materials

Maria Węgrzynika-Szczepkowska

nato/a a Warszawa
residenza di lavoro/studio: Warszawa, POLAND

iscritto/a dal 14 apr 2018

visualizzazioni: 147


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Descrizione Opera / Biografia

Tapestry made of used elements of military uniforms, both historical and contemporary, and other military equipment. The original weapons and personal items of soldiers excavated from the ground from areas subject to battles during the Second World War were installed in the fabric. Original battle orders from that period were also used.
Historian of philosophy and visual artist based in Poland, known for unique contemporary textile art. Her distinctive, original tapestries constitute a combination of traditional weaving techniques with innovative use of electric cables, paper, clothing items, leather and other raw materials. The original technical solutions and manful choice of themes were distinguished within the Competition MUZA 2015 – Magdalena Abakanowicz (2015) , V National Art Competition (2015) and the Tapestry of the Year Competition (2015) and International Contest of Contemporary Art YICCA 2017. The works found their way to the collection of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński (collections of the Institute of Primate’s Chapel in Choszczówka, near Warsaw, Poland).