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Blinking Bonkers

Blinking Bonkers, 2016 - Kasia Fudakowski

about this work

Kasia Fudakowski’s works often assume a position between physicality and abstraction, with an affinity for the absurd and humorous. The same applies to this edition. The piece comprises fifteen ceramic life-size eyelids to which the artist has glued fake eyelashes and grouped them together in an absurdist Dadaesque eyelid mobile.

Fudakowski uses the title, Blinking Bonkers, to create a humorous connection with the shape of the eyelid, referencing the eye’s ability to blink but also the notion of craziness or insanity. The British idiom “to be on the blink” also means that something is broken or not working quite right. These various interpretations of the title combined with the work’s appearance create an image of eyelids that wink crazily at the viewer, as if they cannot believe their own eyes.

about Kasia Fudakowski

Kasia Fudakowski’s sculptural practice provides a totally independent view of artistic production in a social context. Both her sculptures, which often hover somewhere between figurative and abstract, and her sculptural practice-related performances and videos refer to her interest in the theory and philosophy of humour.

Fudakowski focuses on the immediate, tense relationship between artist and audience, on patterns of expectation, representational ideals, theatricality, and the interpretation of objects as identities. Her fascination for the tremendous critical potential for humour as a comment on human failure, especially when it comes to social systems, is a crucial feature.

(courtesy of Deweer Gallery)

Kasia Fudakowski has exhibited internationally at venues such as Modern Art Oxford; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; 1646, The Hague; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Arnolfini, Bristol; GAK, Bremen; FUTURA, Prague; and Harburger Bahnhof Kunstverein, Hamburg.

Upcoming projects include Made in Germany at Sprengel Museum, Hanover; and Bring Art into Life! at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Kasia Fudakowski is represented by the following gallery;
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ChertLüdde, Berlin  

You can also discover more of Kasia Fudakowski’s work on her own website

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