The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow Presented Performance Artist Ane Lan

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artwork: Ane Lan - "Woman of the World #4", 2008 - Photograph by Aurora E. Sandlilje. On view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow in "All the World's Women Are in Me!"


Krakow, Poland.- The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK) proudly presented “All the World’s Women Are in Me!”, and exhibition of video and photographs by Norwegian performance artist Ane Lan on view at the museum. The exhibition is a male edition of a feminist exhibition. It shows woman’s presence in the world, her versatility and her ability to adapt to all circumstances. The exhibition highlights commonly prevailing stereotypes in the treatment of women and their helplessness in standing up to them. This is a statement about the changing role of gender at a time of  ‘in-depth democracy’, which requires empathy with the other party and the situation itself, as well as an ability to become – at least for a moment – someone else. Ane Lan sets up situations which oblige him to become a woman, which entails looking at the world from a female perspective.

But – as there is no such thing as an archetypal woman, but there are as many women as there are there individual stories, circumstances or occupations – the artist becomes very different characters.