born 1988 in Gdańsk, Poland,
lives and works in Suchy Dąb, Poland.
Michał Łagowski is one of the most interesting Polish art performers of the young generation. In his work, he focuses on centre-peripheral relations, e.g. by juxtaposing gender and rural community issues.
For purposes of his Banners (excerpt), the artist interviewed members of Farmers’ Wives’ Association in Osice, his home village. He asked his interviewees about feminism, including their personal opinion of the women’s liberation movement. Far from idealising Polish rural areas, Łagowski remained critical of contemporary feminist movements, which he believes to be focusing on cities only, with no attempt to connect to provincial locations.