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HERstory

HERstory Curators zone avec Julie Crenn et Pascal Lièvre Résidence du 21 février au 5 mars Vernissage : vendredi 23 février à 18h30 Exposition du 24 février au 16 mars 2018 Table ronde à l’Institut Français de Rabat : lundi 26 février à 19h, avec Amina Benbouchta, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Nadia Sabri et Christine Eyene. Présentation des entretiens réalisés au Maroc et rencontre avec Jean Zaganiaris et Frank Lamy: vendredi 2 mars à 19h. HERstory, définie comme une exposition d’archives, fait entendre les voix de féministes, hommes et femmes, du monde entier. Dans le cadre de leur résidence, Julie Crenn et Pascal Lièvre recevront et interviewrons des artistes et militant.e.s actif.ve.s au Maroc sur leurs projets mais aussi sur leur position par rapport aux féminismes. Ainsi, l’exposition présentée au Cube prévoit la diffusion des entretiens inédits réalisés au Maroc, enrichis des portraits précédemment filmés à Paris, ainsi qu’une série de vidéos, parmi lesquelles des extraits de conférences, des chansons ou encore des clips militants, récoltées sur internet. De plus, une bibliothèque féministe sera mise à disposition des visiteurs durant tout …

Terrains of the Body

Drawn from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, U.S.), this collection display showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world. By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience. Featuring work by: Marina Abramović, Rineke Dijkstra, Anna Gaskell, Nan Goldin, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Candida Höfer, Icelandic Love Corporation, Mwangi Hutter, Kirsten Justesen, Justine Kurland, Nikki S. Lee, Hellen van Meene, Shirin Neshat, Daniela Rossell, Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, Janaina Tschäpe and Adriana Varejão. Exhibition organised by the Whitechapel Gallery and the National Museum of Women in the Arts Terrains of the Body Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts 18 Jan – 16 Apr 2017 Whitechapel Gallery Gallery 7 77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX http://www.whitechapelgallery.org

Review: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

by christine eyene The Photographers’ Gallery is currently hosting Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna. Curated by Gabriele Schor, this exhibition is a selection from a collection inaugurated in 2004 that has been shown in numerous international venues including BOZAR, Brussels, as part of the Summer of Photography 2014. Then titled WOMAN: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, Schor’s exhibition set the tone of the 2014 Belgian photography biennial to which I was also invited to propose an exhibition as part of BOZAR Africa programme in an attempt to broaden the scope of feminist artistic discourses. I developed an exhibition called WHERE WE’RE AT! Other Voices on Gender informed by the history of Black British women artists, black feminism. It also drew from previous editorial projects and exhibitions with African women artists, as well as the archive held at the University of Central Lancashire as part of the Making Histories Visible project led by Professor Lubaina Himid, an artist and curator who has been instrumental in the visibility of Black …

Newsletter: October 2016

October opened in London with the art fairs as main highlights. An addition to Frieze, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (6-9 Oct) continues to grow from strength to strength, taking up more of Somerset House and broadening the scope of its projects. These ranged from the impressive installation of by Zak Ové, Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness – forty two-metre-high black graphite sculptures investing the whole fountain space, until 15 October); the holistic and sustainable approach of artist Barthélémy Toguo turned coffee barista for the occasion who presented a Mobile Cafeteria, giving the visitors an opportunity to taste the coffee produced as part of his art centre activities, Bandjoun Station (in Bandjoun, Western Cameroon) along with limited edition cups and packs of coffee illustrated with the artist’s work;  through to the historical retrospective of one of Malian photography father figures Malick Sidibé. Additionally, the Black Artists and Modernism research group led by Professor Sonia Boyce, Dr. David Dibosa and Professor Paul Goodwin held a major conference (6-8 Oct) at Tate Britain and …