December 31, 2018

Does religion have to be associated with national identity?

Agnieszka Zurek


When beliefs are forcing you to label yourself and decide on which side of the barricade you are, and it is hard to associate your national identity without the religious matter. All these divisions are falsely created and have a really strong impact on our way to see the world around.
My entry express my disagreement with forced association my Polish nationality has with Catholic religion. ‘Motherland’ is a strong statement of an upsetting situation of making decisions who you are primarily – Polish or Catholic, which a lot of young poles have to face on daily basics. The artwork is intimately related to the iconic, historical narration that shapes Polish identity.


Mixed media – embroidery on canvas and digital, 60 cm x 40 cm