Photo: Janusz Piszczatowski

May 17, 2019 – June 15, 2019
ZONA Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin
curator: Zofia Krawiec

The recent popularity of images of female masochism expresses not only sexual fantasy, but also refers to women’s position in contemporary culture. Depersonalization is thought to be one of the most radical forms of masochism. Depersonalization is a denial of independence. In the times of rapid changes and when women negotiate new social positions and build an identity based on „independence,” can the feeling of weakness and powerlessness have an emancipatory dimension? Could objectification on demand gives a sense of liberation from cultural conventions?

Artists: Natalia LL, Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Grupa Sędzia Główny, Agata Wieczorek, Agata Zbylut, Agnieszka Grodzińska, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Iga Świeściak

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