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One to Watch: Maria Flawia Litwin

A reader recommended to us this article about an art exhibit that was on view at Toronto gallery Board of Directors a few weeks ago. Wishing to explore the issues that artists face in regard to government funding, artist Maria Flawia Litwin wrote numerous rejection letters and sent them off to Canadian museums and even the Canada Council for the Arts – which “expresses total bafflement”, says the article.

Although we regrettably missed the exhibition, we quite like the concept. Read the full article from the National Post, HERE.

It’s no secret that VoCA loves feminist and post-feminist art, and elements of it are apparent in Maria Flawia Litwin’s work. We love her ability to mix wit and a real deep truth in many of her ongoing performances and installations, but above all we love that we sense her commitment to her work.

Here are a few images of her work at the Ontario College of Art and Design:

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Maria Flawia Litwin, Big Ball of Yarn, mixed media, ongoing since 2006.
Image: ocadarchive.com

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Maria Flawia Litwin, Big Ball of Yarn, mixed media, ongoing since 2006.
Image: ocadarchive.com

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Maria Flawia Litwin, it was no trouble at all, 2006.
Image: ocadarchive.com

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Maria Flawia Litwin, it was no trouble at all, 2006 (detail).
Image: ocadarchive.com

For more on the artist Maria Flawia Litwin HERE.

5 Responses to “One to Watch: Maria Flawia Litwin”

  1. Felipe says:

    Great works! Is she Brazilian or Portuguese?

  2. mmm says:

    After feminist art comes post-feminist art. After post-feminist art comes…?

  3. Andrea says:

    Hmm..Good question. Post-post? Modernism, Post-modernism…maybe it needs a new label.

  4. mmm says:

    Speaking of art funding…NEA + White House tell artists what directions they should go in! Fuck grants!

    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/09/21/full-nea-conference-call-transcript-and-audio/

  5. mmm says:

    @ Andrea

    Hmm..Good question. Post-post? Modernism, Post-modernism…maybe it needs a new label.

    Maybe after post-feminist art it can just be “art” again.

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