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Maria Magdalena was assigned to the artist at birth, by her mother- as a patron and symbol of female lineage. The initiate has since become the avatar for Maria Kossak’s performative work.

„As a female artist, I realize that my work and my physicality are canvas to the viewers imagination. What I may, or may not say will be perceived through the template of cultural conditioning.“

It is these templates; Kossak interrogates in performance, with the figure of Mary Magdalene serving as a bridge between religious, mythological and historical representations of womanhood and contemporary culture.

In her current solo show: "FATE *n VISION 2020- how to emerge from a local crisis of global scale", the artist carries out a metaphorical shift. Spinning her own hair into a thread of destiny, Maria Magdalena transcends her limitations as representative of humankind and turns into a goddess: “Spinning the FRAGILE YARN of HUMAN FATE, on the eternal WHEEL of TIME“.

Reading Kossak’s work, the year 2020 appears to mark a critical moment in human history, one of mythological proportion and unknown outcome.

"How can we emerge from this deadlock with a sustainable vision? I ask myself if, in this moment of crisis and ancient throwback plague, philosophy and art are relevant?" the artist explains. “The art of weaving the very fabric of reality is a metaphor for taking agency in our own- and collective fate.“
Dr. Joanna Kiliszek, curator of the show.
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Maria Kossak’s art has been exhibited within and outside of Europe and is represented in international collections.