All Men Become Sisters

This book is both a record and a theoretical expansion of the exhibition All Men Become Sisters. The exhibition was a manifestation of sisterhood in art from the 1970s until today. The creation of the exhibition was guided by art that resonated with feminist perspectives on work, production, and reproduction. “Sisterhood” is a key concept and an impulse to work with imagination; built on the foundations of second-wave criticism of the patriarchal exploitation of women, it poses questions about the future from the perspective of feminist economics and ethics of care.

The book includes a catalog of the works in the exhibition as well as manifestos, excerpts from film scripts, and essays by Joanna Bednarek, Berwick Street Film Collective, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Sarah Browne, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Jan Czapliński, Ines Doujak/John Barker, Köken Ergun, Krystyna Gryczełowska, Hackney Flashers, Margaret Harrison, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Birgit Jürgenssen, Irena Kamieńska, Zofia Łapniewska, Nalini Malani, Marge Monko, Şükran Moral, Teresa Murak, Letícia Parente, Agnieszka Piksa, Marcin Polak, Aleksandra Polisiewicz, Przepraszam (Ola Kozioł/Suavas Levy), Raqs Media Collective, R.E.P., Alicja Rogalska, Daniel Rumiancew, Jadwiga Sawicka, Allan Sekula, Joanna Sokołowska, Jo Spence, Rosemarie Trockel, Agnès Varda, Mona Vǎtǎmanu/Florin Tudor, Marina Vishmidt, Siona Wilson, and Zorka Wollny.

“How did the critique of gendered production and reproduction impact art? What do we know about the origins of the sexual division of labour? How does the future look from the perspective of feminist economics? Written by leading contemporary theorists, the essays in the volume weave together diverse perspectives—often in relation to social reproduction—on the trajectories of critical feminist thought and art making since the 1970s. Deploying ‘sisterhood’ both as a prefigurative politics and a concept that has played a key role in reshaping art for half a century, All Men Become Sisters claims therefore a unique place in contemporary feminist art literature.”                                                            Angela Dimitrakaki, University of Edinburgh


Publisher: Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi
Texts by: Joanna Sokołowska, Joanna Bednarek, Siona Wilson, Marina Vishmidt, Zofia Łapniewska
Concept and scientific editing: Joanna Sokołowska
Language and stylistic editor, proofreading: Joanna Bednarek
Editorial coordination: Martyn Kramek
Design and typesetting: Monika Zawadzki, Olo Jean-Claude Zawadzki

ISBN 978-83-63820-70-1
Published in 2018
Dimensions: 22 x 27 x 3,5 cm
Cover: soft cover
Languages: Polish and English edition
Number of pages: 212
Illustrations: ca.156 (109 in colour and 47 black & white) 

Publication accompaning the exhibition: „All Men Become Sisters” which took place at Muzeum Sztuki ms2 Łódź (22.10.2015–17.01.2016).

Price: 99 PLN

You can purchase this publication by emailing us at:  ksiegarnia@msl.org.pl


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