The “Women Commentators” project, initiated in 2012, is dedicated to the works of contemporary female artists of the young generation, who tackle political, social, and artistic issues in their art. They tell about weighty matters of war, terrorism, financial crisis, historical disputes, and natural disasters. The pieces presented are far from dispassionate documents that strive for objectivism. In promoting this kind of activity Komentatorki / Women Commentartors tries to negate cultural clichés, by which men create art revolving around topics considered important in the realm of history and politics, whereas women specifically take on the problems of sexuality, gender, and emotions. The aim of the project is not only to show the world viewed by women as “the other point of view”, but to treat their commentary as equal to official narrative. We want to break the stereotypical divide of private, “feminine” realm and public, “masculine” realm, which contributes to the ignoring or marginalizing women’s voice. In the same manner, the project differs from the simplified image of feministic exhibitions in which women are portrayed as heroines fighting with the patriarchy or its victims.
The “Women Commentators” project had two incarnations so far: an exhibition displayed in 2013 in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, and a festival which took place in 2014 in the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture in Królikarnia, the branch of the National Museum in Warsaw.