Space Suit of the Week: A giant, inflated space suit acts as a showcase for fashion and design

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Polish born, New York based artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski realize fantasies of the future as imagined by the Communist Era Soviet Bloc in their Mother Earth Sister Moon installation. The installation takes form in a massive space suit replica of the Soviet Space Sweetheart – Valentina Tereshkova, the first lady in space. The belly of Valentina’s goliath galactic get-up serves as a home to a curated fashion and design showcase that weaves narratives of Soviet sci-fi and its space program. With the lens of architecture, music, fashion and style, the future in female dress forms are realized.

I’d like to teleport to Warsaw’s Zacheta National Gallery of Art see Mother Earth Sister Moon in the flesh. I’m not familiar Eastern Bloc sci-fi or its respective space race culture, but I’d like to think that it would reverberate with me. Just as we share one mother earth and one sister moon, we share fantasies of the future.

If you’re in Warsaw, the show runs until the 19th of May.

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Mother Earth Sister Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski

Alana Zimmer

April 19, 2013 / By

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