London - Exhibition

Maria Pinińska-Bereś: Living Pink

The Approach

10 Sep 201920 Oct 2019

Hosted at The approach gallery, London, “Living Pink” is the first major solo show by the Polish artist Maria Pinińska-Bereś (1931-1999) outside her home country. The exhibition features pieces mainly created during the 80s. This decade saw the introduction in Poland of the oppressive Martial Law by the communist regime. Pinińska-Bereś’ practice defied the authoritarian and patriarchal system with joyful and colourful pieces, often dealing with feminist issues and exploring the erotic. The colour pink, recurring in her works, expresses her attitude towards art and her protest against the system.

“Living pink” takes its title from the namesake performance which the artist enacted in 1981 at the Bunkier Sztuki contemporary art gallery in Krakow.


  • Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, "Living Pink", Exhibition view at The approach, London, September-October 2019

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Destination: London
Where: The Approach
Type: Performance

Maria Pinińska-Bereś’s daughter, Bettina, will be re-enacting one of her performances

Contacts & Details

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T: +44 (0) 20 8983 3878 M: W: The Approach
1st Floor, 47 Approach Road Bethnal Green London, E2 9LY United Kingdom