Vernissage. Taking patriarchy apART | 22.11.2019
Taking patriarchy apART | Exhibition
Club der polnischen Versager
Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Ultraconservative political messages have been capturing the public imagination all over the world, while their most vocal proponents have been pushing for ever more misogynistic, racist and classist policies and practices. With anti-abortion and anti-migrant legislations, homophobic violence, and brutal economic explotation, the tightening of patriarchal and nationalistic controls have turned female, queer, racialised and migrant bodies into an ideological battlefield of the far-right. At the same time, wom*n, people of color and migrants have refused to stay silent or accept the role of voiceless victims.
In this context, the exhibition “Taking patriarchy apART” organised by the Bulgarian feminist collective FemBunt and the Polish feminist collective Dziewuchy Berlin, claims space for the ones made invisible, using artwork as a weapon and a platform. It uncovers different dimensions of structural violence, while also exploring diverse forms of resistance and empowerment. What’s more, it aims to challenge dominant narratives and the censorship of non-normative bodies, destabilise stereotypes of what feminism is, and blur the lines between individual and collective struggles and experiences.
The exhibition consists of visual artworks and performances from more than 30 WLTIQ* artists, almost all of whom have first-hand experiences with migration. By experimenting with different media, shapes and techniques, the artists present a multidimensional picture of feminist views on gender, sexuality, body and identity, thus channelling them towards a more comprehensive political critique on systematic forms of oppression.
22.11: Vernissage (details will follow in short)
25.11: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women – after-protest gathering (details will follow in short)
28.11: Feminist film evening (date to be cofirmed)
06.12: Finissage (details will follow in short)
The full list with confirmed artists will be disclosed in short.
The event is part of the BUlgarian Diaspora Network Initiative (BUDNI) and is financially supported by the European Solidarity Corps.
*FREE admission, donations welcome*
Cristina Vives Brozgol
Gabriele Gervickaite – Gabe
Lucía Sibila Pujadas
Maria Eleonora Hebisz
Pavka Pavel Pavlov
SHUT UP collective
Women_ Making Art in Public Space
Fotos: Alicja Flisak