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  • Paulina Ołowska, Seducer, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 43 1/4". From “Wages for Housework.”

    Paulina Ołowska, Seducer, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 43 1/4". From “Wages for Housework.”

    “Wages for Housework”

    Foksal Gallery Foundation

    Although the exhibition “Wages for Housework” (featuring works by Paulina Ołowska, Agata Słowak, and Natalia Załuska) took place in an airy pavilion high above Warsaw’s city center with views of the whole metropolis, it turned this cozy space into the stuff of nightmares: a stuffy bourgeois little salon where you started feeling queasy as soon as you walked in. Wages for Housework was a campaign launched in 1972 at the National Women’s Liberation Conference in Manchester, UK, where American activist Selma James collaborated with Italian Marxist feminists Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Silvia Federici

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