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Gender in Art

15.05.2015 - 27.09.2015

Gender is socially constructed sex. Gender studies examine the way history and culture determine sex. Who a man or a woman is in a given world largely depends on the one who manipulates these images. For centuries the conception of gender has remained in the hands of religions, which have imposed ʻproperʼ social roles on the representatives of different sexes. This has been going for so long that it has come to be seen by many as the law of nature. A vast majority of religions have reduced woman to the role of the weaker, more stupid and subordinate sex. To many people this still seems to be ʻnaturalʼ. Currently we are trying to understand the mechanisms behind this manipulation and lead to a situation in which full dignity and equal rights of all genders would be secured. We endeavour to arrive at a point where gender would cease to be an ideological construct and become man's individual decision that is closest to their sense of identity. The exhibition at MOCAK fits in with the field of these reflections, studies and claims.

Gender in Art is another project in MOCAK's series that confronts significant civilisational themes with artist's interpretation. The international exhibition will feature works of about forty artists.The accompanying publication, beside documenting the exhibition, will be a collection of essays which will present the issue from different perspectives.

Venue:
Level 0
Exhibition date:
15.05.2015 - 27.09.2015
Opening date:
14.05.2015 at 6 pm
Artists:
Marina Abramović & Ulay
Ane Lan
Florian Aschka
Maja Bajevic
Vanessa Beecroft
Piotr Blamowski
Judy Chicago
Gustave Courbet
Bolesław Cybis
Edward Dwurnik
EVA & ADELE
Andrea Fraser
Debora Hirsch & Iaia Filiberti
Katarzyna Górna
Marie-Ange Guilleminot
Bartek Jarmoliński
Olga Kisseleva
Jürgen Klauke
Katarzyna Kozyra
Lidia Krawczyk & Wojtek Kubiak
Zbigniew Libera
Lubri
Łódź Kaliska
Małgorzata Markiewicz
Natalia LL
Paloma Navares
Shirin Neshat
Dorota Nieznalska
Marina Núñez
Maciej Osika
Maria Pinińska-Bereś
Krystyna Piotrowska
Roee Rosen
Martha Rosler
Daniel Rumiancew
Adam Rzepecki
Jadwiga Sawicka
Miri Segal
Michał Sławecki
Annegret Soltau
Jana Sterbak
VALIE EXPORT / Peter Weibel
Piotr Wysocki
Curators:
Delfina Jałowik
Monika Kozioł
Maria Anna Potocka
Co-ordinator:
Agnieszka Sachar
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