On the Death of Marxism, 2021
The myths and legends surrounding Pablo Picasso’s Guernica are made up of many strands, one of which tells of the visit of a German army officer to the great artist’s atelier in occupied, wartime Paris. Recognizing a sketch of Guernica pinned to the wall of the studio in Rue des Grands Augustins, the officer allegedly
Goshka Macuga first introduced tapestry into her installations as part of the exhibition The Nature of the Beast at Whitechapel Gallery in London in 2009, only there the tapestry was not made by her but by Pablo Picasso.
Goshka Macuga is an interdisciplinary artist working across media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Macuga’s strategic orchestration of existing materials, collectables, and archival documents support the reframing of established narratives. Her inquiries are often focused on institutional histories proposing unconventional associative readings of their social and political histories. In 2019, she conceived Exhibition M,