Women From Bangladesh

2010/06/09 - 2010/06/30

Lothringer 13, Städtische Kunsthalle of the City of Munich, Projectroom

Kathrina Rudolph shows in the exhibitionseries on first floor of  "Lothringer 13" from June 8 - 27, 2010, big sized aquarelles, works on gesso and goldetchings on reverse glass which were developed during her work stay in Bangladesh in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Program in addition to the show:

„Women of Bangladesh - Films by Syeda Neegar Banu“
Filmscreening  and talk with filmmaker Syeda Neegar Banu (Bangladesh)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 19:00–22.00 Uhr

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Women from Bangladesh


AFD, French culture center “Alliance Francaise de Dhaka“, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Women from Bangladesh

The project: April to May 2007

When I came to Bangladesh in 2007 I had in mind to do a project about a series of portraits of women from Bangladesh.

One year ago I had visited the country for the first time. I was on a visit to see my son, who was doing a volunteering with a German organisation who works together with partner organizations in Bangladesh.He was living in a village in the country, getting to know social field work there.

When I was accompanying him during these visits I was very much impressed by how these women were living and how they were maintaining their lives. Their appearance seemed to me in no way oppressed in spite of their hard lives. They have a very upright attitude, even and soft movements, their behaviour is calm and friendly, they often laugh, they take care of their appearance, their hair and clothes. They are all wearing colourful saris with beautiful luminous patterns.

Since this did not go out of my mind, I decided to prepare a project in which I wanted to get to know more about these women, how they were living and what they were thinking about their lives. I wanted to make photos of them and take interviews. Later, back in Germany these photos should serve me to make the portraits.

This I could do with the help of a woman artist, Syeda Farhana, whose work I had seen the year before, and who offered me to accompany me into the villages and do the translations.

So I was able to take interviews and photos from women with different social background and professions.

When I came to the villages, mostly the women were very poor. They had not been able to go to school and had been all their lives after their marriage only in the place where their in-laws were living. They were working in the house and could not do anything else because they had not learned anything else and their husbands would not allow it.

But also I got to know women of the middle class, who were very educated and dedicated to doing a job, women who decided not to do a job, women who were artists and living a very independant life.

As Farhana was doing these interviews in a very experienced and open minded way, the women trusted her and were also very open minded with their responses, therefore I am very grateful.

Thus I was able to get to know how the women were seeing themselves and their situation, what they were thinking about family life and their aspirations, hopes and fears.

I am very much grateful to them that they let me take part to this and widened my knowledge and insight towards their lives.



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das letzte

raum500 projektraum münchen
Friday, June 19, 2009 , 19:00
2009/06/20 - 2009/06/28

Blumenstraße 28,

Simone Braitinger
Andrea Golla
Pascale Schwarzenberger
Kathrina Rudolph

This was the last exhibition of raum 500 before the project had to close down as a result of the closure of the whole building at Blumenstrasse 28.

In the same way dissolution has become the subject of the installations of the four artists:
For their objects and sculptures they use worn clothes, that are swinging through space, stinking fags embedded in odours of beewax, created a floating universe of women who maintain - really or only in our thinking?- the world, formulate projections transcending material and immaterial world and build  accessible enclosures as locations for our dreams and desires.
The shape they use for their presentations is designed as the ultimate shape of endlessnes and perfection, mirroring presence of beginning and end, rejection and enclosure at the same time.

Simone Braitinger

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„Newspaper or Photoalbum? Staging Private and Public Images"

2007/02/24 - 2007/02/25

Städtische Galerie Traunstein

Andrea Golla
Gabriele Obermaier
Kathrina Rudolph

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raum500 ausstellung
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 , 19:00 - 21:00
2005/04/28 - 2005/05/01

Blumenstraße 28,

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