The Rooster of my Childhood

[…] The notion of non-professional artistic expression and its significance also appears in Monika Konieczna’s work The Rooster of my Childhood, in which the artist, grappling with the difficult experience associated with the venue, returns to a work by her mother. A few months before her death, when she was a patient at the Railway Hospital, Jadwiga Konieczna began to paint, mainly floral motifs and still lifes as well as landscapes and genre scenes. Monika Konieczna decided to show her mother’s paintings exactly in the same room in which she passed away, hanging them around the now non-existent hospital bed occupied by a loved one. The mother’s works are accompanied by her daughter’s canvas, which is a response to her works and a personal reinterpretation of her composition – and another goodbye. […]

Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 88-89.

photo: Małgorzata Kujda

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