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All That is Red in Me / Icons of Victory

Izabela Żółcińska, All That is Red in Me

Icons of victory/ TransFORM 100 artists - 1980, 1989, 2009

2006 Gallery 2b, Museum of Technology, Warsaw

2009 Humboldt Umspannwerk, Berlin

Curator: Jozef Zuk Piwkowski, Klara Kopcinska & Adam Klimczak, Jerzy Kalina, Magda Potorska, Renata Jaworska, Jan Gryka

This text accompanies an installation composed of 31 red standard bread loafs.

All that is red in me.
Subject: born 1975.
Environment: world with no bananas.

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Two focal points of the room – TV set and a huge pot with a Dracaena. On the screen – a broadcast of the 1st of May parade from the Red Square in Moscow. We wish the First Secretary dies. A new First Secretary arrives. We wish again. Another First Secretary.

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The same room. Dracaena is replaced by a Christmas tree. I rush to the to be there before Santa Claus called “Grandpa Frost”. The serious voice of General Jaruzelski can be heard from the TV set.

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Everyday, during breakfast the same question raised by Grandma (“What would you like to eat?”) provoked the same answer – “Bread and butter”. Grandma read stories during breakfast – granddaughter liked the one about the red Square in Moscow, a book with movable 3D pieces.

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Red time passed by. Red colour hides right under the skin.


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