03 Mar Challenging Traditional Female Depictions in the Collaboration Dagmara Giej Rusnak and Karolina Skorek
The representation of women in art and society has long been a contentious subject, with traditional portrayals often reinforcing harmful stereotypes and power dynamics. In my collaboration with Dagmara Giej Rusnak we seek to challenge and redefine the conventional depiction of the female form through a thought-provoking exhibition that combines art and philosophy.
We examine the binary oppositions that have historically influenced the perception of women in art. By dismantling these deeply ingrained concepts, the collaborators aim to reveal the arbitrary nature of such distinctions and promote a more inclusive and diverse understanding of the female form. The exhibition presents an opportunity for viewers to confront their own assumptions and engage in a critical dialogue about gender, identity, and power dynamics.
My images actively subvert traditional expectations of femininity. By juxtaposing elements that defy categorisation, such as strength with vulnerability or beauty with unconventionality, I aim to encourage viewers to question their preconceived notions of the female form. I create a visual language that emphasises the fluidity and complexity of women, dismantling the rigid stereotypes and hierarchies that have dominated art and society for centuries.
Dagmara Giej Rusnak’s expertise in philosophy and curatorial practice brings a unique dimension to the collaboration. Rusnak creates a cohesive narrative that aligns with the project’s objectives, providing an immersive experience for the audience. Additionally, her philosophical background allows her to delve deeper into the underlying power structures and assumptions that have shaped the portrayal of women throughout history.
In a world where gender inequality and limiting stereotypes still persist, our collaboration aim to serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of questioning and challenging the status quo. By combining their respective expertise in art and philosophy, this dynamic duo has created a groundbreaking exhibition that redefines traditional female depictions, empowering women and promoting a more inclusive and diverse understanding of the female form.