Women, (Be)Coming II
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
26 April – 1 June 2019
opening: 26 April 2019, 19:00
opening tour: 26 April 2019, 18:00

exhibition curator: Breda Kolar Sluga
exhibition innaugurated by: Violeta Tomić, member of parliament


On Friday, 26 April, just before Slovenia's Day of Uprising Against Occupation, and after the successful premiere of the first part of the Women, (Be)coming exhibition, we are presenting the second show of art works that emerged from the Womping@rts project's artistic residencies in the fields of printmaking, comics & illustration, and lens-based media. The artists had responded to Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking work The Second Sex that was published seventy years ago. The international exhibition of altogether 32 artists from over 10 different countries premieres
in Maribor and is scheduled later on to roam the project partner's exhibition grounds in Vilnius (Lithuania), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) Grand Angoulême (France), Rijeka (Croatia), and Limerick (Ireland).
In their work, the artists relate to various media, cultural, and generational experiences, asking themselves about the "nature" of the woman, her social embeddedness, about their own history and their future steps.

The second part presents the artists
from the lens-based media:
Petra Mrša (Croatia), Mery Pais (Spain), Teresa Búa (Spain), Shelagh Honan (Ireland), Lorraine Neeson (Ireland), Martta Tuomaala (Finland);
from the field of printmaking:
Mina Fina (Slovenia), Melinda Kostelac (Croatia), Marta Fermín (Spain), Jo Kelley (England), Louise Mendoche (France);
and from comics & illustration:
Raquel Lagartos (Spain), Xulia Vicente (Spain), Maura McHugh (Ireland), Akvilė Magicdust (Lithuania), Scotty Hervouet (France).
More about the artists here.

Wom@rts is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.