Purity is temporary

by Ola Korbanska

Time to change the water

Inspired by the Black Protests in Poland, Ola Korbanska embraced the cliché that cleaning is a women’s activity to make her point. By ostentatiously scrubbing significant public places — a church, a governmental building, a square or a statue — she gave the act of cleaning a special significance, turning it into a “gentle protest”. As the cloth soaks up the dirt, the taped off letters acquire meaning and form a clear message: ‘time to change the water’.

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