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Katarzyna Lewandowska - w meeting within the framework of re.act.feminism #2, Wyspa Institute of Art:

12th of April (Thursday)
6 PM / Wyspa Institute of Art
Admission free


A female artist became a Weird Creature, a Freak of Nature, a Peculiarity, an Exception, a Weirdie. Because she denied nature (the nature of a woman). The Disobedience towards the omniscient Father, the Other, Phallus, Language, Harmony, Mind, Sight, Constancy, and Logos permitted her to retain her identity and her feminine "I", to float naked in the world of instincts, develop the feminine creative power and wisdom. The essence of the art of presented artists is total freedom, unleashed imagination, unrestrained desire, carnal love. They tell shamelessly about lust, the sensual perception of the world, „the parched body". Creation is a natural need and an inner necessity for these artists. They scoop up space to give it back transformed under the form of perverse female phantasms – banal, crazy, ecstatic, dangerous and tabooed.

Katarzyna Lewandowska
(born in 1973 in Łódź), an art historian and feminist, Buddhist. A lecturer of art history at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Toruñ. She co-operates with the CSW, the Wozownia Gallery in Toruñ and the Institute for the Middle and Far East Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Her interests concentrate on carnality in contemporary art and she often restores to the discourse of feminist philosophy (Lucy Irigaray, Helene Cixous) as a source of specific language, which incorporates other senses than sight into the analysis of art. She lives in Toruń.



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Hubet Bilewicz - w meeting within the framework of re.act.feminism #2, Wyspa Institute of Art:

5th of April (Thursday)
6 PM / Wyspa Institute of Art
Admission free

In the last dozen or so years, the performance made by women has become the main area for the re-animation of female creativity, the affirmation of a feminine experience and a form of a social and political activism, most often critical in its nature. The re-definition of the place and role of female artists, the models of the creative ethos, and artistic priorities in a basically phallogocentric world of art de-constructs the mechanisms which govern this world, denounces institutions, revises artistic models acknowledged to date as well as aesthetic habits of reception. It often has a meta-artistic dimension, making inter-textual references to artistic tradition, observed hierarchies and/ or approved canons. The references to the world of art (in the form of allusion, quotation, pastiche and travesty) often assume the shape of an artistic dialogue, polemic, controversy and/ or counter-proposal, with much of critical and parody-like overtones. The lecture will analyse selected examples of performances from that point of view, e.g. Marina Abramović, Julita Wójcik, Angelika Fojtuch.

Hubert Bilewicz - an art historian and academic teacher. He works at the University of Gdañsk. He also taught at the Gdañsk Academy of Fine Arts for a dozen or so years. He deals with the history of architecture and design, along with gender studies. He is interested in various (artistic and non-artistic) involvement of art. He co-operates with the "Indeks 73" – the All-Polish Initiative for the Creative Freedom and A Free Access to Cultural Goods
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