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  Black Venus Protest, CaldodeCultivo, 2017.    
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BLACK VENUS
PROTEST

GDAŃSK (POLAND) 2017 - 2018

Black Venus Protest
is a CaldodeCultivo project produced by Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art of Gdańsk (Poland), withing the framework of the european project Artecitya.eu “Envisioning the City of Tomorrow”.

2016 - 2017 - 2018


Nowadays, women’s security, sexuality and reproductive rights are at stake not only in Poland but around the world. We have witnessed an extraordinary growth of authoritative far-right governments that in close alliance with religious leaders, have declared war on the so-called “gender ideology,” a slogan that allows them to attack fundamental reproductive rights and sexual liberties. Although it is not a military war, is as violent as subtle, and it has a direct effect on women’s bodies.

In that context, CaldodeCultivo articulated a group of Polish women, with whom we experimented how it could be a continuous and daily protest, creating a series of performances/protests that storm the public space intending to interrupt everyday life. The Black Venus faces Polish society making present the struggle for women's rights and keeping the Black Protest alive. The project is both a performative gesture and a political demand; Black Venus Protest works as an insurgent aesthetic cell that is able to replicate itself by other groups of women and elsewhere spontaneously. In these two years, several cells have replicated in other cities in Poland, where today it is recognized as a feminist movement













BLACK VENUS:
Magdalena Mellin
Monika Wińczyk
Katarzyna Pastuszak
Magda Doborzyńska
Agnieszka Sprawka


CALDODECULTIVO:
Unai Reglero, Gabriela Córdoba Vivas, and Guillermo Camacho.














CALDODECULTIVO:
Unai Reglero
Gabriela Córdoba Vivas
Guillermo Camacho.
BLACK VENUS:
Magdalena Mellin
Monika Wińczyk
Katarzyna Pastuszak
Magda Doborzyńska
Agnieszka Sprawka
Production:
Cameras: 
Guiillermo Camacho, Alina Żemojdzin & Artur Madafski

Sound: Maciej Maćkowski
Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art of Gdańsk. 2016—2018