Kristyna Milde cU M E N I
Kristyna Milde

c U M E N I

cUMENI combines two seemingly different approaches of depicting women: the history of European painting and modern pop culture. The word čUMENI, plays in Czech language upon words art and gaping. In this project I critically examine how modes of representation distort our perception of women. The Barbie Doll plays the role of historical icons in familiar paintings.
The presented ideal manipulates a woman’s concept of her body and creates an artificial identity. This model reduces woman to an object of desire and visual pleasure and has a negative effect on her self-image.

As traditionally recognized media, paintings sanction the male gaze, which in other contexts would be considered voyeurism.
Using the historical painting as a stage, with woman represented by the modern Barbie, I want to show the similarities between stereotypical representation in the past and the present time.
I also question how playing with this artificial doll influences the youngest generation. What ideals are they identifying with? What consequences does it imply for their development?
With cUMENI I want to inspire contemplation and reconsideration of the visual culture and its impact on the formation of identity and gender relations.

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czech version:

Kristyna Milde

c U M E N I

Projekt cUMENI kombinuje dva zdanlive vzdalene pristupy k zobrazovani zeny, dejiny evropske malby se zde prolinaji s moderni pop kulturou. V cUMENI me zajima kriticky zkoumat jak zpusoby zobrazeni zkresluji vnimani zenstvi. Panenka Barbie stelesnujici soucasnou ikonografii zde prebira roli historickych ikon. Zidealizovane zobrazovani manipuluje predstavy o zenskem tele a konstruje umelou identitu. Vytvari se tim model, ktery zenu zjednodusene vidi zenu jako objekt slouzici k vizualni slasti a zpetne ovlivnuje jeji pohled na sebe samu.

Forma malby jako tradicne uznavaneho media verifikuje pohled na zenske telo, ktere by v jinem kontextu napriklad v klicove dirce bylo voyeurismem - cumenim.
Inscenovanim historickych obrazu, kde zenskou postavu reprezentuje novodoba Barbina, poukazuji na podobnost v stereotypnim zobrazovani zeny v minulosti a i v soucasnosti.
Resim tim i otazku, cim se nejmaldsi generace jiz od detstvi ovlivnuje a jake vzory jsou ji plastikovou panenkou a tim co Barbie reprezentuje vstepovany.
Projektem cUMENI chci vest k zamysleni a prehodnoceni vizualni kultury a jejimu dopadu na utvareni identity a genderovych vztahu.

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