De Appel, Amsterdam
25 November 2023
De Appel is thrilled to host the symposium Performance Art as Female Resistance, Maria Pinińska-Bereś and the role of re-enactments, organised by Dorothé Orczyk.
This one-day symposium is about how performance art as a form of (political) reistance was and is used by Polish female performance artists, who started their art practice during the Polish People’s Republic (1952-1989) and continuted their practice after the fall of the Wall.
Performance art plays a significant role in Pinińska-Bereś work and the theme of women is central to her practice. This symposium explores the relevance of performance art within art history, but also the position of these artists in the current socio-political context.
During the symposium, Bettina Bereś will perform a re-enactment of one of Maria Pinińska-Bereś’s performances („Washing Hands”, 1986)