What are you doing, woman?

06.03.2023. / news / Art and Culture

From March 7 to 13 at the Student Cultural Centre (SKC) Gallery, the SKC activist art program will be held to honor International Women’s Day.

In anticipation of women’s day, the Student Cultural Centre of the University of Rijeka is organizing a seven-day activist program focusing on the importance of human rights, gender equality, and activism, as well as an exhibition presenting the works of eight young artists. The program will be held from March 7 to 13 at the SKC Gallery (address: Kružna Street no. 6, OKC Palach). The entrance is free of charge. Details of the program can be found below.

March 7, 2023
Workshop: Making banners for the Night March

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the SKC Gallery from 4 to 8 PM, we will once again glue, draw, doodle, write, and make banners for the Night March that takes place on International Women’s Day, beginning at 5 PM. We invite all those interested to sharpen their words, sentences, and shouts, to show their frustrations and activist support for women’s rights on banners! The material for making the banners is provided!

March 8, 2023
Exhibition: What are you doing, woman?
(A group-held exhibition from students attending the Academy of Applied Arts, on the topic of becoming a female artist)
We use the established pejorative phrase as a title metaphorically and ironically to research the creative process and work of female student artists. By looking at their works, we enter their worlds, into the creative, learning, and questioning processes about how one becomes a female artist. What does it look like to be a female artist, what does a female artist look like, and what does her work look like? To honor International Women’s Day, we question what exactly are these women even doing. This year’s edition of the exhibition “What are you doing, woman?” consists of works made by students from the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, who work in the fields of sculpture, graphics, and painting. Exhibitors are Timna Malešević, Soraja Kos, Aneli Sošić, Matea Oslić, Anamarija Špicar, Doris La Mazza, Maja Mičić, and Kaja Resman.
*The opening will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM. The exhibition will remain open until March 13 and will be available for viewing during the gallery’s working hours (weekdays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 PM).

March 13, 2023
Discussion: The limits of art – emotional manipulation and violence in art
Lorena Zec, from the SOS Rijeka Association, center for ensuring non-violence and human rights, and Jasminka Juretić, Ph.D., from the University Counselling Centre, discuss violence in the world of art. The conversation is intended for a wider audience, but primarily students as the main target group. How to recognize different forms of harassment and violence in the creative industry? What to do when authority causes us discomfort and thus interferes with work and learning? How to set boundaries in art?

The conversation will be moderated by Katarina Erak, member of the SKC Gallery team, and a student of psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.

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