Paint, also known as Blood
Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting

"Paint, also known as Blood" is the first large-scale international exhibition devoted to women whose painting practice re-evaluates stereotypes concerning submission and domination.

The title of the exhibition, borrowed from a book by a former hunter, Zenon Kruczyński, marks a perverse reference to a term popular in hunting jargon that stands for the blood of a hunted animal. However, the show does not tell a story of the subjugation of women. The invited artists propose an affirmative version of womanhood by endowing their bodies with agency, autonomy and power of self-determination. The eponymous paint becomes a visceral, sticky matter that leads us towards the point where all meanings collapse. It blurs the categories of power and objectification, thus provoking the question of when do we look, and when do we look away?

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19:00 Vernissage Opening of the exhibition „Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
16:00 Guided tour Mieke Bal guides through the exhibition „Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Englishof the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition MUSEUM on the Vistula
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 (Skwer Kpt. S. Skibniewskiego "Cubryny"), Warsaw