Art Collector magazine features the work of Caroline Zilinsky on the cover of the OCT - DEC 2023 edition, just released—a major nod to the growing significance of the artist.
The artwork titled 'Marlboro Country' will be shown in her upcoming solo exhibition at Nanda\Hobbs from 9 - 25 November. The genesis of this series stems from social media and follows along the lines of its omnipotent erosion of civilisation where images of tragedy, warfare, idealisation, plastic surgery, protest and politics meld into a surreal and poignant reflection of our strange and modern world.
‘Marlboro Country’ depicts a sunbathing woman leafing through the pages of Time magazine. The cover image of 2020 protests of the murder of George Floyd are in stark contrast to the idealised cowboy version of the ‘Marlboro Man’ that ominously trots towards the protesters divided only by a thin red line.
In the same issue, Art Collector profiles (p46-47) the upcoming exhibition 'FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS' commenting that the exhibition "brings her powerfully direct critique of contemporary political events potently to the fore."
"Zilinsky has never shied away from the controversial underbelly of society, says Ralph Hobbs. "This exhibition expands her repertoire of dark muses with a mixture of humour and infamous players on the world stage. There is a sensitivity to humanist values, a tenderness in her treatment of her subjects"
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
9 - 25 November