An Artist Twalk
Lecture Kasia Fudakowski
Friday, July 3, 2020
The event was part of the exhibition Kasia Fudakowski – Boiling Frogs, on view from March 3rd – April 22nd, 2018 at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. The presentation of the video documentation is part of our endeavour to activate the Kunstverein’s new website not only as an archive, but as much as a site of participation, debate and production. In addition to announcements of events and exhibitions, it will offer documentations, ephemera, archive records as well as new artistic productions from the Kunstverein’s long history.
Drawing on her role as an artist, Kasia Fudakowski (*1985 in London, lives in Berlin) uses self-imposed rules to push inequalities, stereotypes, and a warped social logic beyond the point of absurdity. As with the exhibition cycle Fraustellungen (Femalexhibitions), which concluded in 2015 with Sexistinnen – Excersises in Self-Sabotage – a self-ironic, staged performance made together with her gallerist at Art Basel. Or with Double Standards – A Sexhibition (2017), which presented viewers with the choice of entering either the left or the right door to the exhibition without knowing what to expect in either case; a reaction to the UK referendum which forced citizens to vote either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ without being provided with detailed information on the consequences of their decision. The lecture gives a great opportunity to get to know Kasia Fudakowski´s work.