Maria Loboda   2022   ARCO, Madrid (Spain)   Design, Art Production   40+ custom designed envelopes, various formats  

Maria Loboda, born in 1979 in Krakow, Poland, composes installations and sculptures to investigate cultural codes, represented by pictorial signs and the grammar of various materials and objects. Throughout her work, Loboda engages with the historical narratives attributed to certain objects and juxtaposes them with contemporary interpretations and modern references in order to address the transformation of meaning of objects and images, tracing their paths from conveyance to encounter. Her research stems from the fields of poetry and history and leads to a formal equation of language and materiality, whose interactions she examines and uses in order to question what they express beyond their common readings. Thus, through the deconstruction and reorganization of common forms and symbols, Loboda has become a unique voice in what is described as contemporary archaeology. As a kind of re-enacting of semiotics, Loboda’s works are subversive as well as critical towards power structures. (source: Galerie Thomas Schulte)

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