A long exchange of emails precedes the day when I scheduled to meet Polish artist Goshka Macuga. Some big projects coming up, keep her highly busy. The activity in her studio is frenetic, and it is precisely there where it becomes clear how Macuga’s range of interests –from physics to politics, from avant-garde theory to comedy theatre or from anthropology to philosophy– is as overwhelming as the amount of research on the basis of her work. In one of her early installations, Picture Room (Gasworks, 2003) she encompassed the collection of items and the incorporation of works by other artists, indicating her intention to work towards an expansive practice, operating between disciplines and escaping categorisation. A precise approach that five years later, earned her a nomination for the Turner prize. Since then, Macuga has been moving and working successfully between different terrains where the search for hidden knowledge remains a constant.
- Alejandro Alonso Díaz