Organizator/ka: Widok. Fundacja Kultury Wizualnej
Recently at the Amsterdam based foundation H401
Dutch scholar of visual culture and contemporary art, Ernst van Alphen, has curated an exhibition entitled Shame! Exploring Masculinities (with works by Ina van Zyl, Natasja Kensmil, Philip Miller, Marlene Dumas, Jeanette Christensen, Arnoud Holleman, Hans Hovy, Nalini Malani and Artur Żmijewski) which provides an occasion for addressing the constellation of questions related to affects surrounding male nudity, power, fatherhood, gendered violence, fascist bodies and male fantasies. In relation to works presented in this show as well as visual and textual essays published in the book SHAME! and Masculinity (Valiz, 2020).
Guided tour of the exhibition
Ernst van Alphen is a scholar of contemporary art and visual culture, professor at the Leiden University. He is the author of: Art in Mind: The Contribution of Contemporary Images to Thought (2005); Caught by History. Holocaust Effects in Contemporary Art, Literature and Theory (1997); Failed Images: Photography and Its Counter-practices (2018) as well as Staging the Archive (2014).
Aleksandra Hirszfeld is a philosopher, artist and curator http://hirszalex.art.pl. Independent journalist cooperating with Monitor Magazine, dwutygodnik.com, artandsciencemeeting.pl. She is also the author of the book Co rządzi obrazem. Powtórzenie w sztukach audiowizualnych (2015). She is the co-author of Being – an erotic graphic novel and currently involved in art-research project on male sexuality in Poland.
Paweł Leszkowicz is a scholar of art and visual culture, freelance curator specializing in Contemporary Art and LGBTQ Studies. He works as a reader at the Department of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. He was the curator of the exhibition entitled Ars Homo Erotica (2010) exhibition at Warsaw’s National Museum among others. He was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in 2011-2012.