Gay artist exposes Slovaks to homosexuality and gender equality

Anna Daučíková's exhibition at the SNG ends in March 2020.

Slovak artist Anna Daučíková displays her work in the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava until late March 2020Slovak artist Anna Daučíková displays her work in the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava until late March 2020 (Source: Juraj Starovecký)

When she was small, she imagined what it would be like if she could lie down in a tin mould and have her body grow into the shape she wanted herself to be.

It was not into the shape of her mother, a woman.

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Her imagination often seized artist Anna Daučíková, who likes to be addressed as Anča, when she was a child. She did not identify with the body and the women’s intuition she had to live with.

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Only later, in the nineties, was she able to turn her childhood imagination into a work of art. She has created a series of photographs, which she has entitled the “Educational Exercise”.

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