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Last days of our exhibition – and spectacular days at that!

Exclusive option of enjoying the show in the company of it’s author, Keymo – tomorrow and on Saturday, 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. Le must!

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Female Expanse! – Women’s Battle for Space meeting with Shana Penn

During the exhibition, available from September 8th through 23rd, a series of Accompanying Events takes place. On Thursday, September 20th at 6 p.m. join us for a Female Expanse! – Women’s Battle for Space meeting with Shana Penn, author of Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland, which is the first book to document the crucial role of women in the fall of Poland’s communist regime. Meeting held in English!

TA | Keymo | Demko | Womanspreading

“(…)The artistic union of Keymo and Demko, both represented by TA Foundation, is an energetic get-together of two incredible personas: “[w]e propose to read the term womanspreading as something that exceeds the individual level to become “female spreading” or “proliferation”, spreading the ‘female virus.’ This is our key to the works of the Keymo/Demko duo.” Both eager and aware, both curious and visual, both reaching for the uncannymystical and passionate about the corporeal, an each unique in their own way: “(…) “Keymo infects Demko with her eerie erotic tension and fantastic weirdness. Demko infects Keymo with her roguish and girlish energy like from Alice of Wonderland. Yet the power of these works exceeds the mutual relation of the artists – it spreads wide.”

We welcome you to join in and ride the wave, drop your guard and get infected. Feel it.

“What spreads here is the affirmation of female freedom of expression, agency and collectivity; a virus of the dreamy uncanny, a contestation of the rational masculine order and a lot of effervescent troublemaking.”

For more information regarding the exhibition and the Accompanying events please visit www.tafundacja.org or www.dom-norymberski.com

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September 8, 2018

TA | Keymo | Demko | Womanspreading

Gallery of The Nuremberg House in Krakow, 2 Skałeczna Street, Krakow

We all know what manspreading means. It “is a manifestation of a culturally established belief about men’s unalienable right to impose their individual presence in space.” As Ania Chromik states in her curatorial commentary on the exhibition, “[m]anspreading is also the confidence of domination based on power and disdain towards the underprivileged, as well as showing no consideration for others. What is womanspreading then?” Well, what is it indeed? We do not consider it a 1:1 response to the aggressive masculine gesture met with the similar intrusion of a female knee. Quoting the leading text again: “[c]ertainly, a woman sitting with her legs apart might evoke – literally and metaphorically – a powerful and critical initiation gesture of agency and reclaiming her corporeality, as well as a rebellion against the obligation to keep your knees together like a good girl.” But oh, it is so much more than just that. As much as we love the idea of “this is our fucking time now” (again, quotation from the text), we believe womanspreading to be a lively wave claiming the reality of today. It spreads into physical space of bodily comfort and freedom of movement that reaches beyond stylizing the body for pleasure of the male gaze. What is more, it is very much about spreading the “infection” of dreamy eeriness, the spectral glitch of joyful shamelessness, the sisterly vitaliy that is beyond beauty standards and the oppression of feminine mystique.

The artistic union of Keymo and Demko, both represented by TA Foundation, is an energetic get-together of two incredible personas: “[w]e propose to read the term womanspreading as something that exceeds the individual level to become “female spreading” or “proliferation”, spreading the ‘female virus.’ This is our key to the works of the Keymo/Demko duo.” Both eager and aware, both curious and visual, both reaching for the uncanny mystical and passionate about the corporeal, and each unique in their own way: “(…) “Keymo infects Demko with her eerie erotic tension and fantastic weirdness. Demko infects Keymo with her roguish and girlish energy like from Alice of Wonderland. Yet the power of these works exceeds the mutual relation of the artists – it spreads wide.”

We welcome you to join in and ride the wave, drop your guard and get infected. Feel it.

“What spreads here is the affirmation of female freedom of expression, agency and collectivity; a virus of the dreamy uncanny, a contestation of the rational masculine order and a lot of effervescent troublemaking.”

During the exhibition, available from September 8th through 23rd, a series of Accompanying Events will take place. On Thursday, September 20th at 6 p.m. join us for Female Expanse! – Women’s Battle for Space meeting with Shana Penn, author of Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland, which is the first book to document the crucial role of women in the fall of Poland’s communist regime. Meeting held in English.

Exhibition available Tuesday through Thursday, noon – 5 p.m. or based on individual appointment (please call us at +48 12 430 61 27)

For more information regarding the exhibition and the Accompanying events please visit www.tafundacja.org or www.dom-norymberski.com

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May 25, 2018

#womanspreading -> the release of our zin at the Photomonth Festival in Cracow!

More information of what are we up to is coming soon.

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March 22, 2018

CROSSxTOYS by Dominika Spytek under our Matronage

(more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/221503328427779/)

OPENING 🍷
March 22, 2018
5 p.m.
Galeria BB,  Garbarska Street 24, Kraków, Poland.

EXHIBITION 🎨
22 – 29 of March 2018; 2-5 p.m.

• MATRONAGE •
Szajn
TA Fundacja 
Enter the ROOM x G’rls ROOM

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March 8, 2018

Women’s voices – on women, too – for Wikipedia!

#NOWEDITINGAF

When? March 8th, the International Women’s Day, noon–2 p.m.

Where? Kraków, ul. Paulińska 28; Spółdzielnia Ogniwo

The vast majority of Wikipedia articles are centred on and created by men. It has fewer and less extensive articles about women or topics important to women, and the entries that cover women demonstrate bias, as they are more likely to overuse words relating to gender and family. An editorial in The Guardian in 2014 noted that women porn stars are better covered in Wikipedia than women writers

In 2009, a Wikimedia Foundation survey revealed that 6% of editors who made more than 500 edits were female, with the average male editor having twice as many edits. In April 2011, the Wikimedia Foundation conducted its first semi-annual Wikipedia survey. It suggested that 9% of Wikipedia editors are women. In the same year, the Foundation set a target of having 25 percent of its contributors identifying as female by 2015. Unfortunately, they failed. Statistics differ, but all sources show that the profiles created by women make up less that 20% of all Wikipedia entries.

What’s the problem then? Well, Wikipedia is one of the top 5 most visited websites in the world. When such a popular source of knowledge for millions of students, researchers and journalists is so gender-biased in terms of representations and even language, it might have a real impact on reality, from the choice of conference speakers to young people’s career aspirations.

You already published articles on Wikipedia? You know how to edit Wikipedia? You have an idea for an article on art and feminism which is not there although it should be? Come and meet with us! Together we will soon make the lovely sound of many keyboards clicking during the Krakow Edit-a-Thon dedicated to art- and feminism-related issues a reality.

Come on, let’s change it. Each article counts: a new one, a different one, on women, by women.

see: (Laua Bates) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/09/where-are-all-the-women-wikipedia

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October 27, 2017

27.10–03.11.2017

Przestrzeń intymna – a group exhibition presenting works by: Iwona Demko / Zuzanna Dolega / Mateusz Grymek / Joanna Graniczkowska / Natalia Rybka / Karolina Kardas / Keymo / Marta Koniarska / Magdalena Mellin / Jakub Mach / Ewa Pasternak-Kapera / Aga Piasecka / Agata Przyżycka /  Ola Tubielewicz / Monika Wińczyk / Basia Nawrocka / Bartosz Zaskórski

Official opening of the exhibition and performance by Mellin/Wińczyk: Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

curator and coordynator: Karolina Kardas

cooperation: Aleksandra Tubielewicz, Magdalena Romanowska

for more information visit: www.kardaskarolina.wixsite.com/przestrzenintymna

Tytano | Dolnych Młynów | Kraków