Exhibition "Happy and free" automatic translate
с 13 Октября
по 12 Ноября
Галерея Классической Фотографии
Саввинская набережная, дом 23 стр. 1
An exhibition dedicated to women who survived violence opens in the Gallery of Classical Photography
This is a project about women’s pain and healing, a project that changes women traumatized in childhood or adolescence, a project about a tortured but not broken soul.
What we will show is a serious turn to the acute social issues. By launching this project, we are in no way removed from the main subject of our activity - to represent the art of photography in its entirety and in all variety of forms, genres, including searches, experiments and priceless examples of tradition. Mindful of the Tolstoyan idea of art as the transmission of feelings, the organizers of "Happy and free" intentionally left unnecessary documentary. The audience expects a more sensory approach to the creativity of artists, a bold experience on the topic, which in our country is usually hushed up. For many, this will be entering an unknown zone, uncomfortable and even unsafe, in a strictly taboo zone.
The goal of the project "With me so it is impossible" was to help women who have been subjected to violence. With the help of a psychologist, they were able to transform, open their femininity, sexuality, free themselves from past experience and become happy.
The participants of the project sent stories from their lives, in which they described when and how they suffered a physical or psychological trauma. Then they talked with a psychologist to discover those stages of their development where feelings were not lived or "blocked". These blocks often interfere with life, reminding them of traumatic experiences. After this, a photo session was held with the participation of a psychologist who helped open up and live the "frozen" emotions, express them and transform. Images in the photo session reflected three stages of the birth and development of femininity: a girl, a teenager, a woman.
Interesting photos of the participants, on which you can see the emotions lived, the stories about the traumas, internal and external transformation, formed the basis of the photo exhibition "Happy and free". The author of the project is convinced that this exhibition will be able to complete the process of healing participants and help other people who find themselves in similar situations to feel ownership and support. Visitors to the exhibition are expected to have a rich cultural program, interesting creative meetings with a psychologist, stylist, trainer for personal effectiveness and other specialists. Within the walls of the gallery will be master classes with the participation of a fitness trainer, a yoga coach, a photographer. Visitors can not only get acquainted with the exhibition, but also take part in the continuation of the project "With me so it is impossible", to purchase a specially designed notebook for the project. In this notebook you can write your thoughts, do tasks, get motivation, express your feelings. The co-author of the notebook is one of the first participants of the project who shared her experience of healing and liberation from the past.
The funds received from the sale of notebooks will be used to create and support psychological support groups for women who have been subjected to psychological and physical violence.
The exhibition "Happy and free" will work in the Gallery of Classical Photography from October 13 to November 12, 2017. October 13 at 19:00 will be the opening day of the exhibition. By tradition, the entrance to the opening will be free for all comers. The address of the gallery: Savvinskaya embankment, house 23 p. 1 (m. "Sportivnaya").