Iza Moczarna-Pasiek “Femininity? An Attempt at Re-definition”
Femininity? An Attempt at Re-definition
opening: March 7th, 2014 at 6.00 p.m.
The exhibition will be open till April 12th, 2014.
Iza Moczarna-Pasiek is an artist, photographer, and feminist. In her projects she opposes the stereotypical ways of perceiving the femininity. She indicates the areas of femininity which are hidden behind the cover of taboos built by religion and culture of Polish society. She is the author of the first in Poland mastectomy calendar 2005, where women who have had mastectomy are posing nude, The Cut project, where bald women are models, The Haughty Venus, where plump women strip naked in front of the camera, and many others.
Iza Moczarna-Pasiek takes photos of women as such. The stories of her women protagonists are neither concealed nor corrected. These women also speak for themselves. The author writes about her project as follows, “The exhibition consists of eight portraits of women; their images have been improved in no way. In verbal and photographic form, each of them presents her own story about what femininity is according to her. These stories are diverse, just like the very femininity is diverse and beautiful at the same time”.