Gdańsk

The Womenal

Apr 27 - Jun 22 2019       ul. Szeroka 34/35-37, Gdańsk
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The exhibition The Womenal draws its inspiration from the Günter Grass’s novel The Flounder. When interviewed Grass said: "The Flounder is about women and food, but it is also about women and war, including what women have done against war – unfortunately, mostly silence." Regarding his view on the human sexes and its influence on the novel, Grass said, "Most women who read the book all the way through like it. Those in the women's liberation movement who say there is no difference between men and women don't like it. I like the difference – I hate those who don't like the difference between men and women." The novel was regarded as controversial and always defied an easy summary, nevertheless it could be said it is the feminist history of the world, the relation between women and men, as well as the criticism of patriarchy and male dominance. The Flounder himself, held responsible for this state of affairs, announces prophetically:  “I gave you the knowledge and power, but all you wanted was war and misery. Nature was entrusted to you, and what did you do, you despoiled it".  One thing is certain though: in this exhibition art is the domain of women. The exhibition is accompanied by the 
special event on April 27th  at 18.00 – performance by M.O.G (Mothers of God – Ulrika Segerberg & Katrin Plavčak).

 

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Venue

Open 12:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Apr 27 2019 - Jun 22 2019
Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk
ul. Szeroka 34/35-37, Gdańsk
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Admission free

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