Washing Line

2015, Installation, Painting

Washing Line


Installation, Oil on canvas, canvases, pieces of melamine board, 160 x 300 cm
Exhibited: The National Pavilion of Mauritius at The 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy

Olga Jürgenson’s work is a personal comment on Krishna Luchoomun’s ‘From Birth To Death’ and is based on a photograph from her archive, which she took in Venice in 2013 featuring a washing line above the flat she rented in Castello. On reflection it is clear that despite Olga’s relatively traditional upbringing she had the opportunity, and will, to make major choices in her life, including whether to have or not to have children.

© Olga Jürgenson