Magdalena Franczuk and Ashkan Honarvar

Zła uczennica — photo-collage project by Magdalena Franczuk and Ashkan Honarvar

A collaboration with talented Polish photographer Magdalena Franczuk that revolved around the notion of Lolita and coming of age. The title of this project ‘Zła uczennica’ means ‘the bad schoolgirl’ in Polish.

Here is a short story written by Magdalena about her photos:
She was sitting at her desk, trying to do her biology homework. Something, however, prevented her from focusing. She tilted her head back and began to look at all the scratches and cracks on the ceiling. She narrowed her eyes to give an abstract shape to the map these lines make. The end of her fountain pen unwittingly wandered toward the open lips and gently dipped into a warm breath. The girl did not even notice when a single drop of ink dripped from the nib straight onto an unwritten piece of paper.
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Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye (born 1965 in Wervik, West Flanders) is a Belgian neo-conceptual artist known for his inventive and often shocking projects. Much of his work is focused on the body. He repeatedly links the attractive with the repulsive, creating work that holds within it inherent contradictions- one does not know whether to stare, be seduced, or to look away. As Robert Enright wrote in Border Crossings, “Delvoye is involved in a way of making art that reorients our understanding of how beauty can be created.” Wim Delvoye has an eclectic oeuvre, exposing his interest in a range of themes, from bodily function, to the Catholic Church, and numerous subjects in between. He lives and works in Belgium, but recently moved to China after a court of law judged his pig tattoo art projects illegal.