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La Belle & la Bête | Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

La Belle & la Bête | Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Se référant au film éponyme de Jean Cocteau de 1946 la nouvelle exposition d’art moderne et contemporain de l’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez croise des regards d’hommes et de femmes sur la Beauté, mettant sous tension les contradictions induites par la confrontation d’une trentaine d’oeuvres.

Artwork by Valérie Belin, Cleome Spinosa (Spider Flower).

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Almost human: why is art so obsessed with lifesize dolls?

Almost human: why is art so obsessed with lifesize dolls? | Gender and art | Scoop.it
From Coppélia and Pygmalion to Mannequin and Buffybot, artists love playing games with lifesize dolls. Lyndsey Winship follows a trail of lust, obsession – and beheadings

 

Ill. Suzanne Heintz and her "plastic family".

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V comme Varda

V comme Varda | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"Ça fait plaisir : Agnès Varda a 86 ans et elle est partout. Ses films ressortent en version restaurée, comme neufs de facture, le fond n'ayant jamais vieilli : Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) au printemps dernier, Sans toit ni loi (1985) en juillet, suivis maintenant de cinq films des années 70, période où elle vivait à Los Angeles. Et mi-août, le Festival du film de Locarno lui rendra hommage : elle sera la deuxième femme à recevoir cette récompense en 67 ans..."

 

http://www.pardolive.ch/fr/Pardo-Live/today-at-the-festival/2014/Agnes-Varda-Pardo-d-onore-Swisscom.html?sl=fr#.U9a4mnkcR9B

 

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The Disobedient Objects Of Protest

The Disobedient Objects Of Protest | Gender and art | Scoop.it

A cup and saucer and a saucepan are two of the most humble objects on display in this exhibition, but with a little context they become powerful forces for change. The aforementioned crockery was part of the fight for gender equality and pots and pans were used to drive out four Argentinian presidents in three days.

 

This information-packed display is all about how objects have been used to foment change, from the trusted placard with a message for political change to a leaflet highlighting the behind the scenes of large corporations such as McDonald’s.

 

Disobedient Objects is on at The Porter Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum London until 1 February 2015. Admission is free.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3357/disobedient-objects-4793/

 

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Indian Women Speak Out Against Rape Through Illustration - PSFK

Indian Women Speak Out Against Rape Through Illustration - PSFK | Gender and art | Scoop.it
The 'Fearless' poster collective is a powerful series that conveys feelings many women aren't allowed to speak about
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More than 'women artists': Dorothea Tanning & Shelagh Wakely

More than 'women artists': Dorothea Tanning & Shelagh Wakely | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Belinda Seppings reviews Dorothea Tanning at Alison Jacques Gallery, and Shelagh Wakely at Camden Arts Centre: two London shows worth visiting this summer

 

‘Dorothea Tanning: Web of Dreams’ , until 27 September.

http://www.alisonjacquesgallery.com/

 

‘Shelagh Wakely: A View from a Window’, until 28 September.

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/

 

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Geta Brătescu | e-flux

Geta Brătescu | e-flux | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Geta Brătescu: Mrs. Oliver in her traveling costume, 1985, reprinted 2012.

 

MATRIX 254 features a selection of works by artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), a critical figure in the history of postwar Romanian art. For over fifty years, the artist has continually reinvented her practice and subject matter, alternating among film, textiles, collage, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. What remains consistent throughout her body of work, in the words of the exhibition’s curator Apsara DiQuinzio, is “a rigorous, yet playful sense of experimentation.” Due in large part to Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime and Romania’s subsequent political isolation in the latter half of the 20th century, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, Brătescu presents key works made between the years 1974 and 2000.

 

Geta Brătescu / MATRIX 254

July 25–September 28, 2014

University of California,
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/254

 

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Musée de Bastia, "Vacances d'artistes, 1956, Leonor Fini à Nonza" / Les musées de Corse

Musée de Bastia, "Vacances d'artistes, 1956, Leonor Fini à Nonza" / Les musées de Corse | Gender and art | Scoop.it

De juillet à septembre, le Musée de Bastia vous plonge dans les souvenirs de vacances de Leonor Fini et de ses amis à Nonza.

Le Cap Corse, été 1956 - un couvent franciscain en ruines au bord de la mer, enfoui dans la végétation et les chaos rocheux.

Leonor Fini - une artiste atypique, inclassable,magnétique, dont la peinture fleuretait avec le surréalisme, passionnée de littérature, écrivaine elle-même, créatrice de décors et de costumes de théâtre, d’opéra et de bals masqués. Des ami(e)s, artistes eux-mêmes - les peintres Stanislao Lepri, Max Ernst et sa femme Dorothea Tanning, Bob et Anik Sinè, l’acteur Leonardo Botta, les écrivains Ector Bianciotti, Costantino Jelenski, la photographe Uga Ronald - venus la retrouver dans ce lieu mystérieux, partageant ses rêves les plus fous et les jeux innocents de son imagination débridée.

 

"Vacances d'artistes, 1956, Leonor Fini à Nonza"

du 5 juillet au 14 septembre 2014

Musée de Bastia, Corse

http://www.musee-bastia.com/musee-bastia/musee.php?lang=fr&nav=16

 

 

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Art Event: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Art Event: What's Love Got to Do With It? | Gender and art | Scoop.it

As part of the Southbank Festival of Love, this exhibition explores the topic of Love in its visual and verbal expression, asking how our social and cultural codes can alter its interpretation. 

 

How love is constructed and influenced by external elements? This is what artists Anna Barham, William Cobbing, Sharon Hayes, Johanna Piotrowska and Ilona Sagar try to present.

Mixing videos, sculptures, installations and audio works, this avant-garde group shows how love is articulated and experiences in our contemporary world. 

 

23 July - 14 September 2014

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/festival-of-love

 

 

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Nadya Bertaux forme des sculptures vaporeuses avec des fils de métal

Nadya Bertaux forme des sculptures vaporeuses avec des fils de métal | Gender and art | Scoop.it
L’exposition "Les jours du vent" présente le travail de l’artiste Nadya Bertaux entre sculptures, dessins et performance in-situ. Au cœur du musée Caudrésien des Dentelles et Broderies, elle évoque l’alliance filaire du graphite et de la dentelle.

 

Jusqu'au 21 septembre 2014.

Musée des Dentelles et des Broderies. Place des Mantilles. 59540 Caudry.

http://musee-dentelle.caudry.fr/fr/expositions/expositions-rez-de-chaussee/les-jours-du-vent.html


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Women artists who should be better known

Women artists who should be better known | Gender and art | Scoop.it

With women still not fairly represented in major collections, Susan Best, author of Visualizing Feeling, looks at five women that you should know about.

 

We’ve come a long way since the 1970s when standard art historical textbooks, like Gombrich’s The Story of Art and Janson’s History of Art, did not include a single woman artist. While Roszika Parker and Griselda Pollock’s Old Mistresses (1981) highlighted Art History’s latent sexism, inequalities still exist as the Guerilla Girls and the Australian artist, Elvis Richardson, continue to demonstrate. Richardson’s blog ‘CoUNTESS: women count in the art world’ provides a useful corrective to the idea that women artists are equally represented in major collections and exhibitions. In the spirit of making women count in the art world, here are five short accounts of women artists who should be better known. There are of course many (many) more.

 

Ill. Photograph documenting Marta Minujín’s public projectParthenon of Books, 1983, Buenos Aires.

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Françoise Pétrovitch - après les jeux

Françoise Pétrovitch - après les jeux | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Le Musée de Gravelines étant spécialisé dans le domaine des arts graphiques, il est apparu rapidement évident que l’intégration d’un dessin mural était un élément inévitable. Françoise Pétrovitch a déjà réalisé de nombreux dessins muraux dans différents lieux pour différents projets. L’enjeu est toujours d’adapter un sujet à un format, à l’identité d’un lieu, d’une exposition ou d’une commande. Pour l’exposition après les jeux de Gravelines, l’artiste a décidé de pousser les limites de l’exercice en proposant de réaliser un dessin mural qui deviendrait le support où seront accrochées ses gravures encadrées. Ce dessin d’une longueur de 20 mètres sur 2,10 mètres de hauteur sera constitué d’une multitude de poupées de formats et aspects différents,...


Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale, Gravelines

28 juin - 19 octobre 2014

Site de l'artiste :

http://www.francoisepetrovitch.com/


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Female Photographers Reveal the Middle East!

Female Photographers Reveal the Middle East! | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Qajar #25, 1998” gelatin silver print by Shadi Ghadirian.

 

"At the entry to “The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective”, the fascinating new group show at Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC, there is a large color portrait of a modern Arab woman.  She is wearing a headscarf and a slight smile, like a cat who swallowed a canary.  Is she daring the authorities, or perhaps challenging Western preconceptions?  Her headscarf is an American flag.

 

This exhibition features four contemporary Middle Eastern photographers whose work is being shown for the first time in NY, as well as vintage photographs by the first female photojournalist, American Margaret Bourke-White, taken in Syria on assignment for LIFE magazine in 1940."

 

This exhibit will run until August 30, 2014.  For more information, go to: http://www.howardgreenberg.com/#home

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Bath: The Great War in Costume

Bath: The Great War in Costume | Gender and art | Scoop.it

19 July - 31 August 2014


"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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The woman turning arms fairs into art

The woman turning arms fairs into art | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Dimple Vijaykumar: Working undercover, artist Jill Gibbon sketches images of the surreal behind-the-scenes world of military fairs and expos to highlight how the arms trade treats missiles, tanks and bombs like any other commodity

 

• Jill Gibbon’s drawings are currently on show at the Royal West of England Academy as part of the Shock and Awe exhibition.

http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/events/2014/07/shock-and-awe-events/

 

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Dresses Made Of Condoms Are An Actual Thing

Dresses Made Of Condoms Are An Actual Thing | Gender and art | Scoop.it

We’ve seen dresses made of duct tape and toilet paper, but nothing compares to the latest in creative frocks: dresses made of condoms.

 

The project is known as “Condom Couture” and was started by Brazil-based artist and activist Adriana Bertini. The 43-year-old designer takes expired or defective condoms and uses them to create sculptures and women’s dresses to raise awareness about condom use.

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La vie de "Charlotte Salomon" au Festival de Salzbourg

La vie de "Charlotte Salomon" au Festival de Salzbourg | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Connu pour ses représentations classiques, le Festival de musique de Salzbourg présente lundi pour sa 94e édition la première d'un opéra contemporain autour de la vie de l'Allemande Charlotte Salomon. Lors de son exil en France, l'artiste de confession juive a raconté sa vie à travers des tableaux, avant d'être déportée puis tuée par les nazis en 1943 dans le camp d'extermination d'Auschwitz.
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Photography Exhibition | The Mosaic Rooms

Photography Exhibition | The Mosaic Rooms | Gender and art | Scoop.it

The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present My Sister Who Travels, a group exhibition of six contemporary women artists who use lens-based media. Each in her own way challenges canonical representations of landscape photography, and their works are presented alongside archival photographs by Esther Van Deman, a Victorian archaeologist, whose work acts as a fulcrum for the project.

 

My Sister Who Travels
Curated by Martina Caruso
18.07.14 – 30.08.14

The Mosaic Rooms, London

 

 

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Curiosity - de Appel

Curiosity - de Appel | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Nina Katchadourian, "Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style".

 

This summer de Appel arts centre presents Curiosity, curated by Brian Dillan, a startling exhibition that moves wittily, sometimes mysteriously, between contemporary art, anatomy, Old Master drawings, the history of criminology, Cold War secrets, the origins of museums and voyeurism in everyday life. Taking as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th century, Curiosity is a detailed and spectacular meditation on the nature of wonder, fascination and inquiry.

Like its ancestor the Wunderkammer, this exhibition happily juxtaposes past and present, to create a picture of knowledge and invention that is encyclopedic but highly eccentric.

Contemporary works include Nina Katchadourian’s sly and hilarious photographs made on long-haul flights: the artist disappears into the aircraft toilet and, using materials to hand, photographs herself in the costumes and poses of seventeenth-century Flemish portraiture. Back in her seat, she composes landscapes and animal studies out of in-flight magazines and meals.

 

Curiosity

28 Jun — 14 Sep 2014

De Appel - Amsterdam

 

 

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Hayward Gallery Project Space presents 'What's Love Got to Do With It'

Hayward Gallery Project Space presents 'What's Love Got to Do With It' | Gender and art | Scoop.it

LONDON.- To coincide with the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love (28 June - 31 August 2014), Hayward Gallery Project Space presents a group exhibition that explores the verbal and visual languages of love and the many ways that such ‘gestures’ are mediated through social and cultural codes. This exhibition premieres a specially commissioned programme of site specific performances as well as new sculptural works.

The participating artists Anna Barham, William Cobbing, Sharon Hayes, Joanna Piotrowska and Ilona Sagar share an interest in exploring the particular emotional and physical choreography of intimacy and the paradoxical power-shifts that accompany longing and desire.   

 

Hayward Gallery, London

through 31 August 2014

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

 

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Summer exhibitions : Maria Lai | e-flux

Summer exhibitions : Maria Lai | e-flux | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Ricucire il mondo (Sewing the World) pays homage to Maria Lai (1919–2013), one of the most gifted and significant Italian women artists of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition follows a chronological and thematic itinerary across three different venues: Cagliari’s Palazzo di Città, Nuoro’s Museum of Art (MAN) and the Stazione dell’Arte in Ulassai, the artist’s birthplace. With more than three hundred works from public and private collections, including that of Lai’s family, this is her first complete retrospective exhibition.

 

Maria Lai. Sewing the World
July 11–October 12, 2014

MAN, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia

http://www.museoman.it/

 

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Cataclysmically Feminist: The Second Wave in California

Cataclysmically Feminist: The Second Wave in California | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Groundbreaking programs and institutions supported Feminism's Second Wave in the 1970s against a calculated system of prejudice and its patriarchal mythologies.

 

Key among the sites: the nation's first Feminist Art Programs at Fresno State College (now CSU, Fresno) and California Institute of the Arts; the Woman's Design Program at CalArts, the "Womanhouse" installation in Hollywood; and the Woman's Building -- initially located near Macarthur Park, later east of Chinatown -- which supported woman's collaboration, education, exhibition, and performance in L.A. for eighteen years.

 

Ill. Anne Gauldin as the Waitress Goddess Diana in "Ready to Order" by the Waitresses, a performance in restaurants in L.A., 1978

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A Love Letter To Louise Bourgeois, A Feminist Icon Whether She Likes It Or Not

A Love Letter To Louise Bourgeois, A Feminist Icon Whether She Likes It Or Not | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 2002.

 

Louise Bourgeois is a feminist art icon, even if she -- in some mythical afterlife populated by giant spiders and contorted, alien figures -- would hate the label. When she was alive, she was aloof on the subject. "Some of my works are, or try to be feminist, and others are not feminist," she proclaimed in an interview with the San Francisco Museum of Art.

 

"I am lucky to have been brought up by a mother who was a feminist and fortunate enough to have married a husband who was a feminist, and I have raised sons who are feminists," Germaine Greer quoted her as saying in The Guardian, not long after Bourgeois' death in 2010. The artist, famous for her mammoth sculptures of spiders, pointedly leaves herself out of the list, insinuating not a rejection of the -ism, necessarily, but perhaps a bit of condescension toward critics eager to associate her with the term, no matter her opinions.

 

"Louise Bourgeois L’araignée et les tapisseries" is currently on view at Hauser & Wirth Zürich until July 26.

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Gilbert & George exhibition: Offensive, progressive, or just anarchic?

Gilbert & George exhibition: Offensive, progressive, or just anarchic? | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Gilbert & George have always delighted in causing offence. In their new exhibition, the immaculately tailored pair attack religious fundamentalism, drug abuse and youth culture and have produced their most outrageous – and brilliant – works yet, says Zoe Pilger.

 

Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures, White Cube Bermondsey, London SE1 (0207 930 5373) to 28 September 2014.

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Shout Art Loud: A "living report" on art and sexual violence in Egypt | Index on Censorship

Shout Art Loud: A "living report" on art and sexual violence in Egypt | Index on Censorship | Gender and art | Scoop.it

An interactive documentary intended as a “living report” that will be continuously updated, Shout Art Loud shows how Cairo residents are using different tactics to fight rising sexual harassment, including pro-women graffiti, drama workshops and street performances.

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Alicia Framis - Chambre des livres interdits au musée national Pablo Picasso

Alicia Framis - Chambre des livres interdits au musée national Pablo Picasso | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Avec sa récente série des chambres - chambres à crier, à oublier, chambres pour protester ou pour développer des idées dissidentes -
l'artiste espagnole Alicia Framis continue de questionner l’environnement social et humain actuel, met en évidence les dispositifs  d'aliénation et autres moyens de coercition.

 

Au musée national Pablo Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, Alicia Framis entend créer une chambre des livres interdits, une bibliothèque
d'ouvrages qui, objets de censure, sont ou ont été interdits et dont les auteurs ont connu ou connaissent encore des difficultés avec le
pouvoir judiciaire ou politique. Dans certains cas plus graves, quelques-uns d'entre eux vont connaître la prison, la torture ou la mort. 

 

5 juillet - 13 octobre 2014

Musée national Pablo Picasso, Vallauris

http://www.musees-nationaux-alpesmaritimes.fr/picasso/evenement/p-exposition-alicia-framis-chambre-des-livres-interdits

 

  

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