"when we used to have fun"
ARTIST: Ewelina Makosa
June 18 - July 3, 2021
Hygiene protocols enforced. Appointments not required.
Hours Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 19:00
LiTE-HAUS is pleased at the return of Ewelina Makosa for her second exhibition here - a bold, multimedia installation.
“When we used to have fun” shows her artworks in a form of artifacts and a animation marked by the trace of human existence with a reference to the times we live in. In her art, Polish artist Ewelina Makosa deals with the problem of memory and socio-cultural conditions. She thinks that objects have complex relationships to humans, which results in divisive social values and ideals. The memory of what an object is can be fulfilled as long as anyone remembers what they were used for. That is why Makosa tries to recall objects which are forgotten or unuseful.
The presented artifacts in this installation are mostly elements from a children’s playground such as: fragments of a carousel, sand, umbrellas bases overgrown with moss, and an animation which refers to the strength of nature. These are elements which were present during the artist's childhood but also refer to the current reality.
Born in 1986 in Warsaw, Poland. She is an interior architect and visual artist, based in Warsaw and Berlin.
"The modern world is full of changeability, there is less stagnation, current reality seems to be less secure than ever, there is apathy everywhere. The pursuit of the notions of “fun”, freedom and liberation seems more insecure."
The Exhibition “When we used to have fun” raises questions: isn’t every reality oppressive in some sense?