2018- I Zürich - Basel

Pasha is a series of embroidery about the low social prestige of women’s labour. I use a traditional small embroidery frame to embroider logos of brothels with a direct visual sign of female workers. Both, in Zürich and in Basel, I hear my mother-tongue (Hungarian) most frequently spoken in the red light district. To counter the bad feeling I had whenever I crossed these streets, I started to research brothels. I found a lot of resemblance between the working system of sex workers, and the other imported, semi-illegal care-workers. Having graduated, I checked the art market. I came to really understand, that women artists’ works, especially those coming from a non-western culture, are undervalued. Using this analogy, I embroidered the logos to draw attention onto this general problem of patriarchy.

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