Looking to See
[…] Marta Borgosz adopted a different approach to revealing herself through her art. The triptych Looking to See from the Competition cycle consists of the artist’s monumental self-portrait multiplied in the socialist realist style. Placed in the changing room facing a swimming pool as a reference to Guttmann, the series illustrates the struggle for physical fitness and perfection. When viewed from the perspective of resistance to the pressure of beauty and sexual attractiveness exerted on women, the work questions the stereotypical relationship between gender, fitness and agency. This return to the issues analysed in the first work at the exhibition sets the foundations for a story in which intimate confessions are intertwined with geopolitical and historical narratives. […]
Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 42.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda