Polish Women Artists at the Sao Paulo Biennale

26 October 2023

Author: Wiktoria Szczupacka   At the time of this blog post is being written, the XXXV edition of the Sao Paulo Biennale is currently taking place. Unfortunately, I cannot spot a single Polish name on the list of artists. This is a pity, because for years this event has...

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Magdalena Abakanowicz as a textile artist in state-socialist Poland

22 May 2023

Author: Agata Jakubowska Between 17 November 2022 and 21 May 2023, Tate Modern in London presented works by Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930—2017), who, in the 1960s and 1970s, created woven forms that challenged the understanding of textile art[1]. Neither the exhibition nor the accompanying catalogue offered any feminist perspective on...

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Social Reproduction and the Writing of History

3 March 2022

Currently in Warsaw, two exhibitions are on view that focus on social reproduction and writing of women’s history. Social reproduction can be understood as work that is beyond productive work, or, as Tithi Bhattacharya explains: “the activities and institutions that are required for making life, maintaining life, and generationally...

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Women’s labour

15 November 2021

In September and October 2021 an exhibition of Peruvian artists was on view in the Studio gallery in Warsaw (curator: Inés R. Artola). One of the works exhibited was a photo documentation of a performance made by Wynnie Mynerva in 2020. What the Cleaners Clean? was performed together with...

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