Malgorzata Adamowska

Front Room

Malgorzata Adamowska 17 July – 11 August 2013

Front Room is a life size installation of a traditional British front room found in any terraced property in the UK. The piece is a participatory installation inviting the visitors to experience it first hand. This exhibition comments on the variety of cultures living in modern day Britain and brings to light the subject of assimilation, ways of settling and inclusion of migrants. The artist is interested in issues of cultural assimilation processes with an emphasis on the choices and sacrifices that migrants face when arriving into the new cultural reality. The artist believes that it is not possible to be detached from one’s own heritage and that this often manifests itself as a dormant undercurrent in migrant circles in efforts of inclusion into the society.

Malgorzata Adamowska is a Polish artist who has been living in the UK for 8 years. Adamowska studied at the School of Art, Birmingham City University and Malopolski Uniwersytet Ludowy in Wzdow, Poland. Living in multicultural Birmingham she sources her inspiration from immediate personal experiences as a migrant through the different stages of the assimilation and the process of settling in a new country. Above all she has an interest in the process of cultural hybridisation, which is a new phenomenon brought about by the speed of communication and ease of travel.

Video credit — Horia Ionescu