Ahead of the opening of her exhibition Sounds Like Her (York Art Gallery, 13 July – 15 Sept 2019), Christine Eyene will sit for a video portrait as part of HERstory – feminist words, curated by Julie Crenn and Pascal Lièvre, at MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine, France), Sunday 7 July, 2-3 pm.

Defined as an archival exhibition, HERstory features the voices of cisgender, transgender and intersex feminists from around the world. The project invites guests to talk about their artistic practices and express their position on feminism.

HERstory is an invitation to see, listen, read, raise awareness, discover, exchange, meet, propose, debate, question and open up to post-feminist thoughts. Day after day, these prolific thoughts continue to expand, contradict, clarify and refine themselves. Thoughts that need to be disseminated in order to generate a plural outlook on our societies.

Christine Eyene will discuss the inspiration behind her interest in feminism, its anchoring within Cameroonian, African and Diasporic socio-cultural experiences, and how encountering the history of the Black Art Movement in Britain led to her research, writing, and the subsequent feminist exhibitions that have come to define aspects of her curatorial practice.

The other speakers on that day are SMITH (3pm), Erik Noulette (4pm) and Olivia Breleur (5pm).

The interviews are filmed and broadcast on the internet. They are open to the public and the audience are invited to take part in the discussions and debates raised during these encounters. The archives are accessible for free at MAC VAL’s documentation centre.

HERstory, encounters around the exhibition Lignes de Vies
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July, 2pm – 6pm
Free event

MAC VAL – Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
Place de la Libération
94400 Vitry-sur-Seine

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