Upcoming group exhibition, Womxn in Labour, A Room of Her Own, Vernisagge 27th 18h-22h, The show will be open until october 1st
“For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.”
–Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
The Womxn in Labour group show was born from the urgency to redefine the working space, and adapt it to the feminine presence within it. From the beginning of time, working spaces were created by and for men. As womxn, we inhabit those places but never before had the luxury to adapt them to the needs of our bodies. The body is a carrier of the inner world within a materialistic world; it feels and behaves in reaction to its male-oriented surroundings. This creates tension that forces the body to adjust rather than to naturally be.
The exhibition brings together Berlin-based contemporary female artists to examine the relationship between the female body and the working space – suggesting alternative attitudes and tools. The artists interrogate the forces of patriarchy on labour, class, gender, and binary thinking. Womxn in Labour strives to create a sphere that does not influence the body but is influenced by the body.
The exhibited works meander through ancient traditional crafts and contemporary practices, shifting between the past and the future. They are multilayered responses to the collective necessity to reinvent the feminine. While examining womxn’s conventional roles, the artists suggest a transformation of female subjugation into liberation and tenderness. By feminizing and softening the surrounding, the exhibition encourages the viewer to re-examine and reclaim their own space.
Group exhibition, open-ended photography, August 7th-29th, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin
seven berlin-based artists are contributing works that transcend documentary approaches commonly associated with photographic images.
On August 6, the multimedia exhibition “The Gaze” opens at GlogauaAIR at 6 pm. Nine artists will present their gaze on sexuality, gender and the body.
A wig on a sheet, ripped tights, a piece of pizza on a body. And in between, again and again, the image of a woman. Her gaze meets that of the viewer, rests on him. She is aware of the presence of the other, it seems, and one almost feels caught in the voyeuristic viewing of the photo. The history of art is marked by female bodies, in imposing scenes, in everyday situations, in rapture, suffering, struggling, and again and again – naked. It is a look at the woman. She becomes an object, placed on a pedestal, unsuspectingly presenting herself to unsparing gazes. The stories of women affected by gender-specific violence are also heard and have their place in the exhibition.
And now, all at once, she looks back. Is not shown, but shows herself, shows her world. Clears the lowest to the top, analyzes, sorts anew. Like a double exposure, the images overlap, many bodies become one, and the boundaries between outside and inside dissolve.
The old, familiar images blur and new ones emerge. But, also the stories of women affected by gender-specific violence are heard and have their place in the exhibition.
In the rooms of the Project Space, the artists present their view of the world in which they live. The artists of the exhibition: Anna Fritsche, Bahar Kaygusuz, Celine Yasemine, Ksenia Apresian, Nadja Ellinger, Nora Heinisch, Lisa Strautmann, Rebecca Rütten and Ria Rwayitare. The works are multimedia: photographs, moving images and audio-visual installations will be shown.
Admission is free, there will be a donation-based Bar with drinks from Mio Mate and BRLO Craftbeer. The vernissage will be held in compliance with the current Covid rules, it is requested to show a test or proof of vaccination at the entrance. The exhibition will run until August 8.
Why can't I hold all these projections?, Installation view, Studio H18, Spinnerei, Leipzig, July 2021
In July I presented my project Why can't I hold all these projections? in Spinnerei Leipzig in Studio H18 in a group exhibition. For this show I worked on a first sound for the project together with the musician Skelesys.