Bad to the Bone: Two Sides of Women
August 29, 2014
This exhibition of photographs by young Poznań-based artist Weronika Krawczuk at the Galeria 27 gallery in Warsaw is yet another voice in the debate on redefining the image of women in contemporary Poland.
The title of the exhibition, Bad to the Bone, is also the name of Poland’s first roller derby team, founded in the western city of Poznań last year, of which Krawczuk is a co-founder and member.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. The sport had its heyday in the 1950s and is now enjoying its revival worldwide.
Krawczuk’s photographs on display at Galeria 27 tell the story of women team members, about how they combine feminine fragility with the toughness of this contact sport. The photos depict the interpersonal ties established within a sports team.
As Krawczuk herself is a member of the Bad to the Bone squad, the story she tells is also her own story, and the sincerity of the photographs becomes tangible.
Until Sept. 27
Galeria 27, 331 Grochowska St., suite 27; www.galeria27.pl