PRINCESSES INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION
DISCUSSION with the participation of SYLWIA CHUTNIK and AGNIESZKA ŻECHOWSKA
October 18, 6 p.m
Artists: Cecylia Malik (Poland), Catrine Val (Germany), Frank Yamrus (USA), Liana Yang (Singapur), Agata Michowska (Poland), Yoichi Nagata (Japan), Signe Pierce (USA), Dina Goldstein (Canada), Sarah Maple (Great Britain), Iiu Susiraja (Finland), Amy Stevens (USA)
Curator: Katarzyna Majak
Substantive consultant: Agnieszka Żechowska
A multimedia exhibition “Princesses” aims at presenting video and photographs by artists, photographers from Singapore, Japan, the United States, Germany, Canada, the UK, Finland and Poland. The common thread linking all the works displayed at the exhibition is an attempt to capture the image of the modern woman-as-a-princess. In this image, myth and fashion, aloofness and spontaneity, identity and identity crisis converge and intertwine. Modern women are involved in the canons and conventions of pop culture, doomed to ready identity and disguise, not always the best suited and apparently requiring numerous alterations. The world of the Princesses is an ironic adaptation and, at the same time, denunciation of the canonised stereotype of female beauty.