b. 1967, Warsaw, Poland
Goshka Macuga's series After In Our Time by R.B. Kitaj takes its cue from In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part (1969) by the late R.B. Kitaj, an American writer and painter. A series of fifty screen prints, Kitaj's work reproduced the front covers of his most beloved books. Macuga's collection replaces Kitaj's favourites with her own — reproduced in large format, their wear and tear, materiality and vulnerability visible. As a homage to Kitaj, Macuga's screen prints emphasise that art historical narratives — and culture in general — are collective in scope and subject to remaking and reinterpretation.