Katarzyna Swinarska. Innocent Colonies

Mar 2 - Apr 27 2019       ul. Piwna 27-29, Gdańsk
Fear of strangers, xenophobia - regretfully these are the words more and more associated with Poland. Katarzyna Swinarska is one of many young artists speaking openly about this embarrassing issue through her paintings. Social exclusion is a global problem. Anyone can become an immigrant. Reasons for immigration can be various, not only economical, but also political, religious or induced by armed conflict. Among immigrants, women are often in the worst situation. They usually perform activities for which no qualifications are required. It often turns into unfair stereotype, which is perceiving immigrants as uneducated, and "worse". Katarzyna Swinarska's artistic exploration begins with the personal story of a young Ukrainian girl taking care of her grandmother. It is a starting point for an artistic speculation upon economic migration where women are being pushed by the patriarchal culture, assigning them the role of cooking, cleaning and taking care. Males are absent from this reality. The artist's socially involved art is hopefully just the beginning of the larger discourse.



Open 12:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Mar 2 2019 - Apr 27 2019
The Gdańsk City Gallery 1
ul. Piwna 27-29, Gdańsk
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