Potemkin village

|   2017   |   etching, mirror, wood   |

Potemkin village is a construction built to deceive others into thinking that situation is better than what it really is. It refers to the story about Russian governor Potemkin who wanted to deceive emperess Catharina II during her journey to the Crym in the XVIIth century.

Façade as a mask and as a decoration.

Potemkin village Gosia Olchowska

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