Guided tour in English
of the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition
Agata Bogacka, Relationship, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Pola Magnetyczne Gallery, Warsaw
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites you to take part in the guided tours in English of the "Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition.
"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?
The tour will be conducted by Jakub Depczynski.