Failing System: The End of Patriarchy?


Opening of the exhibition
with performances by Milena Wojhan and Sandra Bejarano
on Saturday, April 13, 6 pm
We cordially invite you and your friends.

Artist Tour
on Wednesday, May 1, 6 pm

The exhibition “Failing System – The End of Patriarchy?” at Kunstverein Augsburg draws attention to the interrelationships between feminism and the patriarchal power structures that still exist globally today.

Ten participating artists from different countries question this system and formulate a multi-layered critique in their contributions:

Sandra Singh, Marina Marković, Sandra Bejarano and Pierre-Yves Delannoy address society’s demands on one’s own body. They work out the supposed value that a person only seems to receive through reproduction. Together, they deconstruct this biopolitical misconception and stir up a socio-political can of worms in the process.

Sophia Süßmilch, Milena Wojhan, Verena Seibt and Thomas Splett make the leap from humans to animals, which stand as mystical figures, intermediate beings and symbols for new forms of life. The animal seems to have understood something that humans do not. In this way, it creates a vision of a possible feminist future.

Zama Cebsile Mwandla and Rosanna Graf work their way deep into a female rage that feeds on trauma and powerlessness. They brutally tear open old wounds in order to display them openly, free of taboos.

The artists approach the boundaries of patriarchal social norms and role expectations from different angles – sometimes in a distanced analytical manner, sometimes very personally. And they show ways to break through them. Will they succeed in raising our awareness of social inequalities and the need for a fairer future? We would all hope so.

curated by
Janina Totzauer, Radmila Krstajić, Magdalena Jooss and Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck

Funded by:
Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts
City of Augsburg

Kunstverein Augsburg
Holbeinhaus, Vorderer Lech 20