Zhanna Gladko "Inciting Force"
- June, 2016
- Yerevan, Dalan Gallery
Zhanna Gladko is a representative of young generation of Belarusian artists. Through different media she works on the topics that concern gender in the context of current feminist theory, among others.
She lives and works in Minsk (Belarus).
During 2002-2009 she studied at Belarusian State Academy of Arts.
Through constructing ambivalent images, all of her works are aimed at rethinking/deconstructing large notions like gender politics and patriarchy, religion and culture, art system and society. Moreover, by researching topics from her personal experience, Zhanna Gladko simultaneously highlights the urgency of these topics. In order to criticize the patriarchal system in Belarus, she creates the series of self-portraits which give actuality to many painful topics or create personal collection of objects and documentation of actions. Through these Zhanna Gladko’s relationship and conflict with her father is being re-evaluated.
“Inciting Force” is her key work. Experts of “Kalektar” - the Platform for Researching Contemporary Art of Belarus, have nominated this work among the 40 most influential works within the last 50 years of art in Belarus.
Curator: Harutyun Alpetyan