“When a woman thinks alone she thinks evil,” reads the Hammer of Witches. Patriarchy and fear, morphing into mania, once drove Shinto female priests and European witches in the middle ages into oppression. Tokyo-based Polish artist Ewelina Skowronska relives this narrative and the depth behind their stories in her exhibition Voices from the Inside. Known to explores gender, identity and female body through her ceramic sculptures and prints, Skowronska will use experimental airbrush technique to further examine the cultural and mythological significance of shamans and witches. Once an outsider with uncanny power, they have now resurfaced as symbols of feminism and sexual liberation. Carnal and provoking, Skowronska centers her exhibition on the spiritual, sexual and cultural elements of the female anatomy.
Feature image by Maciej Komorowski.