When The World Blows Up, I Hope To Go Down Dancing

Finnish Museum of Photography, 2021. Curated by Maria Faarinen

“In her work, Maria Kapajeva explores the stereotypes, expectations and roles that women continue to face. “Is there really no other way?” Kapajeva asks and wonders what would happen if women refused to accept the roles assigned to them by their surrounding culture, media and upbringing. Humor, cold statistics and various other materials form the building blocks of Kapajeva’s work. With these elements, she aims to offer the viewer the opportunity to think for themselves and engage in dialog”.

Images by Lydia Palo / Finnish Museum of Photography.