Marta Frej, Memes
Marta Frej, Memes
curator: Ryszard Ziarkiewicz
Café Kafeina//Słupsk//Nowobramska 2/E
August 9th – August 27th, 2015
Opening: August 9th, 2015, 6.00 p.m.
Meeting with the artist at the café Kafeina will be chaired by Magda Młynarczyk.
on August 9th, 2015, at 7.00 p.m.
Marta Frej – born in 1973. Studies: the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (diploma 2004). An assistant professor at Prof. M. Czajkowski studio of drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (2005-2009). A painter, illustrator, cultural animator, president of the Foundation Kulturoholizm, Maciek’s mother, cofounder of the Critics’ Club in Częstochowa. Laureate of the Equality Glasses prize 2015, awarded by the Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka Foundation. At present she works at the Centre for the Promotion of the Young in Częstochowa.
Taming Exercises (Zuzanna Sokołowska)
The artist attempts at determining the status of contemporary women, dependent on fashion and beauty blogs, the Instagram, where governs thoughtless “selfie”, as well as on their own subconscious complexes which they try to level with designer labels, the vegan diet and a Michael Kors handbag. Her realisations that include inscriptions “we make love when we want”, “we love self-eroticism” or “I always have a lipstick, a pocket mirror and many doubts in my handbag” with the warmed face of Coco Chanel, are memes-manifestos which diagnose aptly the feminine sphere of experience. On the one hand, women have become liberated, speak openly about their desires and experiences, and of the other, are still imprisoned in their physicality imposed by the regime of the not-ageing body. Being a sharp observer, Frej exposes the weaknesses of today’s world, plotting maliciously against it.
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