video still: © Victoria Begalskaya, Collection M HKA, Antwerp, Donation of the artist, 2016
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.Add to your list
> Victoria Begalskaya.
> Exhibition: INBOX: ‘Aphrodite’s Girdle’. M HKA , Antwerp, 04 July 2017 - 30 July 2017 23:59.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. Stad Geel, Geel, 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisitions 2016].
> Ensemble: GEWELD | VIOLENCE.
> Ensemble: Middle Gate.