Artists Katarzyna Łyszkowska
Genre Object
Edition Survival 13

curator: Dy Tagowska

Carpets make rooms look familiar and warm; however, their arrangement, state and freshness may sometimes turn an interior into a den of vice. The gaping hole in the carpet, which indicates that a bonfire used to burn here, suggests the occurrence of an extreme situation – a big freeze or a wild party accompanied by drinking high-proof alcohol. The outline of the burnt hole resembles East Prussia, and the installation is connected with another work by the same artist – Polyaki zhivut zdes’. It also refers to popular associations with the Red Army and their propensity for vodka, parties, ornamenting the billets with carpets and paying little attention to the condition of the spaces they inhabit. These characteristics stand in stark contrast to the so-called Prussian order.

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