Gentle Women

Gentle Women is a duo founded in 2008; its members, Eugenia Lapteva and Alexandra Artamonova, are based in Kaliningrad. The group systematically examines gender issues and explores the whole complex of myths, ideas, and common beliefs about women and femininity. The duo uses performance, video, and actionism in their artistic practice, studying the feminine nature through the transformation of rituals. They often choose a natural environment for their actions, acknowledging its important role in the process.

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A pagan matriarchy in the Russian North clings to fading traditions 

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Feast in the clouds: capturing a season of eternal weddings in a Dagestani village