Materials: video, documentary, color, sound, English subtitle
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Donated by the artist, 2016.
Aphrodite’s Girdle was created by the Teresa Creative Union of Artists and sex-workers (Vika Begalska, Alexander Vilkin, Marina Denisova, Taira Dance, Diana Portlend, Sergey Potapov, Karina 'Katwoman' Dulina, Baretta). Vika Begalskaya partnered with sex workers whose efforts tinge a harsh reality with a sense of melancholy, while at the same time giving it an ironic twist. Begalskya's film must be situated within the context of activist, post-feminist works, positioning her work not as a critique of male dominance, but rather as a critique of this critique. Puppet-like scenes with cardboard cut-out figures, paintings and other objects make it clear that these women remain proud and have not lost control over who they are.
Events View all
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
INBOX: ‘Aphrodite’s Girdle’
04 July 2017 - 30 July 2017 23:59.
M HKA reserves its fifth floor for surprising interventions and intimate pop-up presentations. INBOX is a place that inspires and surprises,
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GEWELD | VIOLENCE
It seems clear that in the case of Dymphna, the sting – t.i., the violence – is in the tail of her story, in the beheadings and the flickerin
Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisit...
M HKA built up a substantial art collection from the former Soviet Union through earlier commitments in various movements, which can be used