Herstorymuseum: “Why should Slav daughters not have the same desire?”

Sep 9, 2019

Opening: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7pm
P74 Gallery, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
M +386 40 370 199, http://www.zavod-parasite.si

(Texto en español abajo)

“Why should Slav daughters not have the same desire?” is an exhibition presented by Herstorymuseum, an imaginary museum created by artist María María Acha‑Kutscher. The curatorial premise of the museum is to develop a rhizomatic and nonhierarchical narrative on women creators of the 20th century, through a visual language similar to pictogram. These pictograms, which never stop growing, make up the permanent collection of the museum. The exhibitions of Herstorymuseum take place in public spaces, art centers and art galleries, always starting with an image, a word, or an iconographic element, in order to establish intuitive relations between different creators and works, thus developing an alternative art history.

The title of the exhibition is a quote from a statement by writer and poet Josipina Turnograjska (1833–1854). “Why should Slav daughters not have the same desire?” and offers a particular interpretation of the transformation of female consciousness and imaginary in Slovenian culture. This vision is based on an investigation on women creators of premodern and modern era who contributed to the culture as we know today: writers, artists, architects, choreographers, dancers, thinkers, feminists, even politicians, as well as men and women from different countries and times who are related to these creators.

Acha-Kutscher has translated all the information she found into drawings and texts to create a narrative of Slovenian modern woman. This is not an academic research. It is a vision of an artist who faces an unknown world to make it her own and convert it part of Herstorymuseum.

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“¿Por qué las hijas eslavas no deberían tener el mismo deseo?” es una exposición presentada por Herstorymuseum, un museo imaginario creado por la artista María María Acha-Kutscher. La premisa curatorial del museo es desarrollar una narrativa rizomática y desjerárquizada sobre mujeres creadoras del siglo XX, a través de un lenguaje visual similar al pictograma. Estos pictogramas, cuyo número nunca deja de crecer, constituyen la colección permanente del museo. Las exposiciones de Herstorymuseum tienen lugar en espacios públicos, centros de arte y galerías de arte, y siempre comienzan con una imagen, una palabra o un elemento iconográfico, para establecer relaciones intuitivas entre diferentes creadoras y obras, desarrollando así una historia del arte alternativa.

El título de la exposición es una cita de la escritora y poeta Josipina Turnograjska (1833-1854), “¿Por qué las hijas eslavas no deberían tener el mismo deseo?” y ofrece una interpretación particular de la transformación de la conciencia e imaginarios femeninos  en la cultura eslovena. Esta visión se basa en una investigación sobre mujeres creadoras de la era premoderna y moderna que contribuyeron a la cultura tal como la conocemos hoy: escritoras, artistas, arquitectas, coreógrafas, bailarinas, pensadoras, feministas, incluso políticas, así como hombres y mujeres de diferentes países y épocas que hayan tenido relación con estas creadoras.

Acha-Kutscher ha traducido toda la información encontrada en dibujos y textos para crear una narrativa de la mujer moderna eslovena. Esta no es una investigación académica. Es una visión de una artista que se enfrenta a un mundo desconocido para hacerlo suyo y convertirlo en parte de Herstorymuseum.

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Upcoming events for the Autumn

Art Fairs:

SWAB
ADN Galería
María María Acha-Kustcher / Carlos Pazos / Pep Vidal
Barcelona, Spain. 09.26/09.29,2019

Estampa
ADN Galería
María María Acha-Kustcher / Carlos Aires / Jordi Colomer
Madrid, Spain. 10.17/10.20.2019

Exhibitions:

5994 is just a number
Opening 10.10.2019
María María Acha-Kustcher / Carlos Aires / Marcos Ávila-Forero / Virginie Barré / Abdelkader Benchamma / Tobias Bernstrup / Jordi Colomer / DEMOCRACIA / Domènec / Igor Eskinja / mounir fatmi / Daniel & Geo Fuchs / Kendell Geers / Núria Güell / Margaret Harrison / Bouchra Khalili / Adrian Melis / Eugenio Merino / Carlos Pazos / Bruno Peinado / Avelino Sala / Federico Solmi / Pep Vidal
ADN Galería. Barcelona, Spain.

SHEROES Revoluciones
Lon-Art.
Ugly Duck. London, UK. 11.22/11.24.2019

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