Goshka Macuga (born 1967 in Poland; lives and works in London, England).

Glass, steel.

“There was the even more conceptual work of Goshka Macuga, who trawled the Tate’s photo archive as per her usual curatorial shtick, framing an exhibition that represented ideas of others. Her thematic glue was the work of Lilly Reich and Eileen Agar, both of whom were lovers and collaborators with their better known male partners, respectively Mies van der Rohe and Paul Nash. Macuga’s Haus der Frau I & II—re-creations of Reich’s glass-and-metal display cases for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona (first shown at the 5th Berlin Biennial)—were the central element of an installation that also included new collages of photos of Agar’s and Nash’s work, lovingly combined and doctored by Macuga. The overly sanitized handrails of Haus der Frau and subtly surreal juxtapositions in the collaged work of the British couple, however, did not best serve the admirable subject matter of romantic and otherwise intimate working partnerships.”
—Ossian Ward, “Turner Prize,” Art in America, February 1, 2009.

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