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Kyiv, Nov. 19 – Dec. 21: Exhibition „What in me is Feminine?”

what-is-femine

Today we live in a world, where realization of political demand for equality of sexes has become possible despite real or imaginary differences between them. This implies a need for comprehensive reflection on cases of discrimination, as well as an analysis of „masculine” and „feminine” constructs. When talking about the „female”, it is important to give a voice to women themselves. The exhibition is aimed at presenting art works, through which women artists speak about the existence of women in history and at present, gender roles, as well as about women’s corporality, practices, and rituals of life.

In Poland, feminist topics have been raised in art as early as the 1970s and then had a significant surge in the 1990s. The Polish women artists thoroughly elaborate on the topic of female corporality and subjectivity. One of the landmark works of Polish feminists of the 1990s will be shown at the exhibition among the works of the last decade. The Ukrainian part of the exhibition will feature the latest works of the women artists who explore different aspects of the „feminine” and also demonstrate a poignant response to the current condition of the Ukrainian society. Gender issues in their works permeate the questions of identity, history, love, and war.

Curator
Oksana Briukhovetska

Women artists

Poland:
Anna Baumgart
Iwona Demko
Zuzanna Janin
Ewa Juszkiewicz
Urszula Kluz-Knopek
Anka Lesniak
Aleka Polis
Alicja Zebrowska

Ukraine:
Oksana Briukhovetska
Ksenia Gnylytska
Grycja Erde
Alina Yakubenko
Alina Kleitman
Alina Kopytsia
Iryna Kudria
Maria Kulykivska
Valentyna Petrova

When and where

[mark]November 19 – December 21, 2015[/mark]
Visual Culture Research Center
Kyiv, 44 Hlybochytska Str., 1st floor

Admission is free


Supported by ERSTE Stiftung and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Organization partners: Krytyka Polityczna and Polish Institute in Kyiv

Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.

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