"The Romantic Breast Cancer Adventures of Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle" is the first exhibition in Poland presenting the artists’ photographs. The display offers new understanding of struggling with cancer which doesn’t have to be a time spent in isolation; it should be treated differently – as a process connecting two people. As the curator, Zofia Nierodzinska, explains: "Photographing the body in illness becomes a sort of cancerous coming-out that undermines the worship of virtually profiled individualism. The cancer in the photos by Beth and Annie gains importance as an inspiration, co-author and hero of an erotic narrative. The disease provides the context, with the bed as the setting, the medical accessories comprising both the catheter and the carnival feather, and a whole set of strange but necessary props. The performers, or Annie, Beth, breast cancer, and cameo characters like a nurse, friends and a black Doberman, are the focus of all attention." The first part of the exhibition includes black and white "Cancer Erotica" pictures photographed by David Steinberg; the second one shows a documentation of the time the artists spent in hospital – the whole process is presented using color snapshots by Beth Stephens.
|Start date||2018-01-19 10:00:00|
|End date||2018-04-01 19:00:00|
|Address||Stary Rynek 6|