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During the winter off-season when the gallery and café were closed, we opened up the empty gallery space for a one day photo-shoot with photographer and artist Paulina Simon. She meticulously installed a self-portrait which consisted of hand painted gravel in nail polish (approx. 1 x 2 M).

Paulina Simon wanted to extend her feminist work Magna Mater which was previously shown in Mothers – The Personal is Political. Magna Mater is a c-print photograph depicting a woman's hand exploring a piece of black rock through a spheric lense. The title translates to The Great Mother and the rock symbolizes the greek-roman godess Kybele who was believed to be a mediator of worlds and conflicts. The photograph is the result of a collision between the scientific and the occult, between logic and intuition.

The gravel portrait might be that of a female explorer, or simply a female artist claiming gallery space, thus questioning a male-dominated area.     




W O M E N  I N  W A R

Dina Oganova | Salome Benidze

GALLERI KORN | 5-10 Oktober 2019

Vernissage: lör 5/10 kl 16-20

Öppet: sön 12-16, mån-tors 16-20 

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