ANNA KONDA - KATARZYNA MAZUR
Exhibitions, 5 - 31 August 2019
HIN BUS DEPOT
31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town,Penang
During my research I came across women who worship their bodies. They nourish, form and toughen them. Their motivations are as diverse as those women’s personalities are. It may be their statement about the modern perception of women, their proof for the unity of femininity and strength, yet at the same time their instrument to be seen and desired.
In 2010, female fighters Anna Konda and Red Devil founded the Female Fight Club Berlin. This private and unique Club appeared as revival of female wrestling – tradition that dates back to Berlin of the Golden Twenties, when it was fairly popular. Nowadays, competitions take place in a rented room located in Berlin – Marzahn. The club is open for women of all age and weight. The fights follow no official guidelines, have no standard categories and do not demand any fighting style. It is all about challenging one’s mind and the mind of an opponent. This is where fighters meet as equals, where the most important tool they use is strength and willpower.
Katarzyna Mazur is a Polish photographer based in Berlin. After having studied photography at the Ostkreuz School (graduation in 2014 at Ludwig Rauch’s class) she is both working on personal and commissioned projects, also as a cinematographer. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, France, India, Germany and Poland. Her book ANNA KONDA (2015, dienacht publishing) was nominated for the Aperture PhotoBook Award at the Paris Photo.
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