Digbeth First Friday: Ewa Partum 'My Problem Is a Problem of a Woman' Launch, Performance and Live Holly 1-10 set
For this Digbeth First Friday we are excited to announce Ewa Partum's, 'My Problem Is a Problem of a Woman', curated by Karolina Majewska-Güde, which will launch Friday the 6th of May at 6pm at Centrala.
Partum has been a pioneer in Eastern European Feminism, documenting her experiences both politically and personally through her art.'My Problem Is a Problem of a Woman’ refers to the performance realised by Partum in Łódź in 1979, during which the artist recognsised art as a tool of the feminist struggle developing tactis of reistance and protest through the means of art. The works will introduce audiences to the many stages of Partums work over the course of decades as she paved the way for feminist art, marking a shift in radical discourse.
Partum's work has gone on to be exhibited worldwide and included in collections such as Tate, London and MoMA, New York.
The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation of contemporary works by younger generation artists, Kami Mierzwińska, Aleksandr* Demianiuk and Weronika Perłowska, who deal with current gender politics in Poland from a feminist and queer perspective.
As part of the launch the performance we will have Partum’s live performative work ‘Tear-Jerker’ at 7pm in which Partum will replicate tear gas as part of her commentary on the oppressor. Following this, Selextorhood founder and DJ, Holly 1-10 will be hosting a live set including Funk, Jazz, Soul and more to celebrate this exhibition as part of this launch.