AGNES EVA MOLNAR

TRIBUTE

Pussy Riot is a Russian political activist and feminist punk band, whose members became well-known for their guerilla performances staged against autocracy. Three members of the gruop were arrested during one of their actions staged in a Moscow cathedral; one of them was set free but the other two members spent twenty-one months in jail and were only released in December 2013 with amnesty. They wear brightly coloured ski masks and clothes.

Guerilla Girls, a feminist activist art group was established in New York in 1985. They fight against gender inequality and racial discrimination within the art scene. They appear in gorilla masks using the name of deceased female artists in order to remain anonymous.

Gulabi Gang means Pink Group. It is a movement of nearly 20 000 activists in India, wearing pink saris. Its major objectives include the reduction of child marriages and domestic violence, the legal representation of the poor and the elimination of illiteracy.

All three groups fight for social objectives, for gender equality among others. Their successfulness and efficiency are unquestionable. Their togetherness are shown by strong visual and iconic features. These images and attributes appear in my photographs - I wear their masks and dress in their saris, and I pay tribute to their activity with the gesture of desire to be one of them.

Tribute - Pussy Riot, 2013

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10

Tribute - Guerilla Girls, 2013

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10

Tribute - Gulabi Gang, 2013

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10

Tribute - United 01, 2014

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10

Tribute - United 02, 2014

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10

Tribute - United 03, 2014

45x55 cm/50x70 cm | inkjet print, aluminum dibond | Ed.10/Ed.10