The latest project from Agnieszka Lasota deals with sex and sexuality used as a marketing tool. Based on embroidery and the dowry tradition.
Here is the response from critic Marika Kuzmicz from when the project was previously shown.
“Lasota took ordinary, white, shop‑bought sheets and interfered with them, making cut-outs in them and embroidering them so that they bring to mind is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s description, in One Hundred Years of Solitude, of the nightdress which Fernanda receives as part of her dowry upon her marriage to Aureliano Segundo; a long, white gown which covered her from head to foot, with a delicately embroidered hole over her lower stomach. In her use of a universal archetype which is independent of any cultural circle, a symbol of the objectified woman of bygone times, Lasota makes a tough diagnosis of the condition of contemporary society and its unslakeable urge to possess, which is leading to a possibly irreversible dehumanisation. Yet, beyond that layer of interpretation, the design is, once again, a profound critique of the usable object and the obligation which rests with the designer, an obligation that, first and foremost, involves the imperative necessity of recognising society’s needs and responding to them.”
Designersblock Milano 2011 in Ventura Lambrate
Via Privata Oslavia 8
Ventura Lambrate opening night Wednesday 13th
1900 – 2300hrs
12 – 17th April
1000hrs – 2000hrs
Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line, exit Lambrate FS
Tram line 33 from Repubblica to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Tram line 23 from Duomo (piazza Fontana) to Rimembranze di Lambrate