Xtremist Supremacist

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Xtremist Supremacist

Following on from my research, reading groups and curatorial projects focusing on the WOCI (Women of Colour Index) at Women’s Art Library, I’m creating a series of artworks in response to WOCI called Xtremist Supremacist. One of the focal points of my art practice is to examine and dissemble patriarchal, consumer and imperialist structures.

Xtremist Supremacist presents artwork through the mediums of drawing and graphic slogans, discussing, decoding consumerist and imperialist structures. Exhibition also addresses – despite WOCI’s lack of visibility – artists and artwork in WOCI, in a sexist and racist art system, have carved a pavement for the most necessary integral antagonistic, stigmatic and objective discourse of imperialist colonial oppression.

Samia Malik

Exhibition on from 9/1/17 till 27/2/17
At: Kingsway Corridor, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/635869169953803/

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Women of Colour Index Reading Group Event 4

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Join us for the fourth Women of Colour Index Reading Group

Special Collections & Archives, The Library with Michelle Williams Gamaker, Althea Greenan, Samia Malik, and Rehana Zaman.

Full address: Women’s Art Library, Special Collections, Library, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross SE14 6NW

Event date: Monday 16th January 2017
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Workshops reading text:

Artist: Zarina Bhimji

In recent work, I have used photographs of personal objects to explore questions of identity and place. I want to create, communicate new meanings by bringing Indian language, objects, memory, dreams, conversations from East Africa and Indian backgrounds-as well as my experience of Western culture-to play in between two realities.

Travelling through London streets, I absorb the loudness of countless advertisements. Contradictions of text and image stimulate ideas for my own work. I collect sari patterns, wedding invitation cards, toys and jewellery as these objects tell stories of personal and cultural significance and to create metaphors for people, emotions and events.

When text is used, that is typed face, hand-script, size and texture, it is carefully considered as the image and treated as a vehicle through which meanings are suggested.

The issues in my work I attempt to deal with are ‘power’ and people who control to keep things as they are!
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-colour-index-reading-group-event-4-tickets-30955114581

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412021275488540/