Join Michelle Williams Gamaker, Althea Greenan, Samia Malik and Rehana Zaman at 3rd Women of Colour Index reading group and workshop on:
Date: Monday 12th December 2017
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
At: Women’s Art Library, Special Collections Library
WORKHSOP READING TEXT:
ALONG THE LINES OF RESISTANCE
7th December 1988 – 22nd January 1989
Private View Friday 9th December 7.00-8.30pm
“Along the Lines of Resistance” brings together work by 20 women artists who have all been influenced by the critical framework of feminism in the 80s.
This stimulating show, selected from an open submission by exhibition organisers Sutapa Biswas, Sarah Edge, Claire Slattery, challenges the Post-modernist notion that feminism has been superseded. It demonstrates the diverse ways in which contemporary women’s art is involved with the major social and political concerns of our times.
The women artists represented here are looking inwards, chronicling their own struggles to sustain and project their identities within a culture beset by prejudice of gender, race class and sexuality. But they are also looking outwards, analysing their situation within the wider world. They examine the effects of warfare, imperialism, racism – violence both public and private. They report the destruction of environments, both natural and social. But they also draw attention to the means of resisting these pressures.
To date, political and critical art has tended to be shown in exhibitions that categorise and separates issues. This will be first major touring show that draws together the work of women from different cultural, social and political experiences.
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