WHO WOULD YOU BE IF YOU COULD BE ANYBODY YOU WANTED
series of paper cutouts
solo show in Mieszkanie Gepperta Gallery
Kodras, which are rectangular cut-outs from colourful papers, used to be hung in rooms of villages in the Łowicz region – on beams, under the ceiling, on the walls between windows, or above the door. The decorations were typically made by women. Kodras showed scenes from everyday life in the village or from special occasions (working on the farm, weddings, christenings, etc.).
Kasia Kmita’s most recent project is a story about fulfilment and self-actualisation. It addresses the subject of the professional life of contemporary women who combine passion and career on an everyday basis by setting up their businesses, creating their own brands, or simply finding fulfilment in their jobs.
The cycle of works made in the traditional technique of folk cut-out shows special places created by women and a number of rituals connected with them. In this way, a portrait of the contemporary businesswoman emerges against the backdrop of everyday life in the city and its relatively new traditions, which have nevertheless become rooted in our culture.
After the exhibition at Mieszkanie Gepperta, the works in the series “Who would you be if you could be anyone you wanted” were shown as a travelling exhibition. Works were sent to the place which provided the artist with inspiration, such as Jaga Hupała’s studio in Warsaw, Marta Gessler’s Workshop of Scents in Warsaw, or the Breathe In – Breathe Out wellness studio in Wrocław.
curator: Anna Stec
exhibition presented as a part of the cycle Wrocław: The Best Of / Mieszkanie Gepperta
organiser: Fundacja Art Transparent
fot. Olga Jasnowska