Women, (Be)Coming
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
8 March - 13 April 2019
opening: 8 March 2019, 19:00
exhibition curator: Breda Kolar Sluga

On 8 March, the International Women's Day, we are opening the first of two consecutive exhibitions of art works that emerged from the Wom@rts project's artistic residencies. The residencies were 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's partner exhibition grounds in Vilnius (Lithuania), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) Grand Angoulême (France), Rijeka (Croatia), and Limerick (Ireland). The second part of the exhibition opens on 26 April.

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.

With the exhibition, inaugurated by the Wom@rts project ambassador and philosopher Eva D. Bahovec we are joining in on the symposium »Beauvoir Between Philosophy, History and Writing the Self«, organized by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana, Festival City of Women and Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia. 

The first part – on 8 March – presents the artists from the lens-based media:
Ana Pečar (Slovenia), María Castellanos (Spain), Cristina Busto Alvarez (Spain), Marija Stonytė (Lithuania), Hanne Larsen (Norway), Stéphanie Cadoret (France);

from the field of printmaking:
Haya Blanco (Spain), Fernanda Álvarez Jimenez (Spain), Aoiffe Barret (Ireland), Neringa Žukauskaitė (Lithuania) and Audrey Potrat (France);

and from comics & illustration:
Samira Kentrić (Slovenia), Korina Hunjak (Croatia), Merieme Mesfioui (France), Nanu González (Spain), Fionnualla Doran (Ireland).
More about the artists here.

Accompanying program:
International Women's Day party
Wetrinsky, Vetrinjska 30
Friday, 8 March 2019, 20:00
Artist Talks
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:00 - 13:00

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