Polish-born, Dusseldorf-based artist, Magdalena Kita (b.1983), chose to create her latest multimedia project on the common bath towel. Influenced by the erotic works of 1960s NY-based visual artist, Dorothy Iannone, Kita’s, colorful and sensual motifs go much further. In a well illustrated monograph, Kita assembles a large number of the new bath towel series, covered with her naively lustful female nudes alongside documentation of her public performances where sensual young men are either sunbathing on or parading her erotic towels around the beach. Kita’s intention is to create tension around issues of identity and sexuality that reference her long involvement with Feminist agendas. Kita was the co-founder of the international semi-fictional Feminist collective, CONGRESS. Featured texts by Gia Edzgveradze, Tytus Klepacz, Thomas W. Kuhn, Matthew Licht, Elena Malzew, JL Murtaugh, Marina Pinsky & Alex Wisse, Noemi Smolink and Catherine G. Wagley. Kita’s performances have been shown throughout North America and Europe.
5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. / 202 pp / 108 color
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