Curator – Dido Haaz
Description./the artist explains:
The fight against violence against women practiced by women is the theme of this exhibition. The predominance of the hot pink color in the installation represents this struggle, as well as hot pink is also the color indicating female empowerment i.e. the potency of women.
This installation also brings a mix of colors in a chaotic and disorganized way, to represent female emotions and unconscious conflicts.
Invisible cities are present in the composition of the works, giving them an imaginary physical space.
The structures and lines suggest a non-Cartesian timeline inserted in a space.
‘Invisible Cities – Fighting Women’ wants to show the pain and difficulty of being a woman in a world where women historically were portrayed as objects of desire, exposed to consumption, which induced rivalry resulting in us women not having a real union to fight the violence that is directed at us.
What about violence practiced by women against women?
This is a text I wrote for you: woman.
There is a sexist and structural struggle against violence against women in
full swing and with a long way to go.
We know that.
The history of women was shaped within a patriarchal society, with social
inequalities and cultural differences. With technological and cultural
development, women conquer spaces and rights. She actively participates in all
social functions. But she is still a mother, she is the one who manages the house,
the household chores, the education of the children, works outside, she is the victim of an aesthetic standard imposed by the capitalist world that still objectifies a woman’s body and mind.
Within this capitalist game of consumption and desires, women compete with
each other, attack each other in an irrational way and most of the time,
they are not aware of it, because of the superstructure.
Structural misogyny occupies the minds not only of men, but is also present in
the formation of every woman. Who is born objectified, the demand to be desired
grows and seeks to be desired all her life, by men, but mostly by women. To be desired by another woman is to have power, to be better than the other, is wanting to be better than any other woman.
With this in mind, the union that women desire to combat violence against women \imposed in the history of patriarchal societies become unviable. It is not possible to unite when someone wants to have one power relationship over the other,
diminishing each one’s individual history of violence. It’s needed seeing and
listening to other women’s stories with attention and empathy.
Violence among us women is a deadly flaw that only sets us back