Not on display
- Goshka Macuga born 1967
- Polyester, cotton, wool, nylon and elastane fabrics and performance
- Object: 5620 × 2900 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisition committee 2014
Macuga places images of women from photographs by Miroslav Tichý (1926–2011) around the London tomb of Karl Marx. Tichý was a Czech artist who took thousands of voyeuristic pictures of women. Macuga moves the women from passive objects of Tichý’s gaze to active participants of a history that excluded them. At times during the display, two female performers will sit on the tapestry and discuss Marxist theory. The title humorously adapts Marx’s famous slogan from the Communist Manifesto ‘Workers of all lands unite’.