ARTIST TALK: Kinga Michalska

Kiss of the Furry Mermaid

14/05/2017, 5 p.m.
Ogniwo, 28 Paulińska St., Cracow

In an atmosphere of radical tenderness and openness we will talk about sex, trauma, spirituality and lust as political issues. We will consider how perverse humor and eroticism can be strategies in the fight against oppression systems formed by heteronormative, patriarchal society. Artist would like to share with you how the experience of Montreal’s Queer community has shaped her body, gender and identity. Travel through photos and videos will serve as a starting point for discussing the role of queer community in creating safer spaces for excluded people. Kinga’s approach is consciously anti-academic, her story will come out of the personal experience of life and the experience of her community.

Kinga Michalska – visual artist working mainly with photography and video, LGBTQ community activist. In her work she discusses issues of marginalized communities, identities and genders. She creates works that are socially engaged, process-oriented, inspired by the theory of intersecting feminism. Graduate from Warsaw University and photography at the Warsaw School of Photography. Exhibited her work in Poland and Canada in many solo and group shows. Currently she is mentored by Paul Landon as part of the Diversite Artistique Montreal program.

Event is organized within the framework of Queer May Festival (www.queerowymaj.orgQueer May FB)