In the M HKA in Antwerp, our newest partner, we start the programme for Episode 4 with a large scale exhibition which combines elements from the collection with a series of works by invited artists who explore the performative potential of various media. The project further unfolds over three cities and includes a film weekend at M HKA_media in Antwerp, a symposium at De Balie and a reading group in De Appel in Amsterdam and a performance programme at Huis a/d Werf in Utrecht. With Heather Allen, Monica Bonvicini, Lili Dujourie, Jef Geys, Unni Gjertsen, Karl Holmqvist, Sanja Ivekovic, Jutta Koether, Sarah Pierce, Falke Pisano, Erik van Lieshout, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cathy Wilkes, Haegue Yang, and Katarina Zdjelar.
Feminist Legacies And Potentials In Contemporary Art Practice investigates which ideas regarding feminism are pertinent to artists today, and the form they give to it. The fourth and final part of the project is taking place in the M HKA this autumn/ winter.
Feminist Legacies And Potentials In Contemporary Art Practice is not an exhibition about feminism, but an exhibition that wishes to come up with a view of the various ways in which feminism –as school of thought, movement and conviction– informs, influences and inspires visual arts practices.
The exhibition assembles work by artists of various generations. Artists who were expressive about feminist issues during the ’60s and ’70s, such as Sanja Ivekovic, Lili Dujourie and Jef Geys; artists who built up a critical body of work during the 80s, such as Jutta Koether; the generation born around 1968 including among others Hito Steyerl, Cathy Wilkes and Karl Holmqvist; and the youngest generation including among others Katarina Zdjelar and Falke Pisano.