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dc.rights.licensehttps://www.hbz-nrw.de/produkte/open-access/lizenzen/dppl/dppl/DPPL_v2_de_06-2004
dc.contributor.authorChoinka, Renata
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-30T08:18:47Z
dc.date.available2021-04-30T08:18:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2197-6910
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/2080
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses The Mystery is Looking, a video produced in 1995 by the Polish artist Alicja Żebrowska. The video presents a close-up of the artist’s vulva being transformed into a strange looking eye staring at the viewer. With this shocking sight, the artist subverts the tradition of the viewer as a panoptic voyeur dominating the object of his gaze. The work’s critical potential therefore lies in its ability to affect the viewer. Żebrowska’s work intervenes in post-communist debates over the ban on abortion, a discourse that sought to control female sexuality in order to push women into the domestic sphere of the family. This strategy excluded women not only from the labor market but systematically excluded them from economic-political participation and publicity. The central theme of Żebrowska’s artistic work are the constraints of female sexuality and the objectifying mechanisms of conventional representations of women in art.
dc.language.isoger
dc.subjectAffekt
dc.subjectKunst
dc.subjectRepräsentation
dc.subject.ddc700 Künste
dc.subject.ddcBildende und angewandte Kunst
dc.subject.otherPolen
dc.titleDas sehende Geschlecht : Repräsentationskritik und Affekt in Alicja Żebrowskas Video 'The Mystery is looking' im Kontext postsozialistischer Sexualitätsdiskurse in Polen
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/2074
dc.source.pageinfo38–51
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.source.journalFKW : Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur
dc.source.issue55
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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