WHERE WE’RE AT! Other voices on gender brings together women photographers and video artists of African, Caribbean and Pacific cultural background, developing gender discourses in their art.
Born out of a trio of exhibitions curated by Christine Eyene in 2011, this new project is especially developed for the Summer of Photography 2014. Centered on Gender Relations, the project presents the work of practitioners who have made significant contributions to the participation and visibility of women in the arts since the 1980s. The pieces selected for this exhibition address current topics and debates around gender equality, self-representation, body and sexuality, within the frames of cultural and identity politics, through innovative and often challenging aesthetics and conceptual approaches and creative processes. WHERE WE’RE AT! is a contemporary appraisal of diverse artistic experiences ranging from the most intimate to the most singular forms of activism. It also stands as a curatorial positioning on questions relating to exhibiting and collecting gender-focused art practices in the South and global contexts.
Among the artists included: Hélène Amouzou (Togo/Belgium), Rehema Chachage (Tanzania), Angèle Étoundi Essamba (Cameroon/Holland), Cecilia Ferreira (South Africa), Lisa Hilli (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Hélène Jayet (France), Katia Kameli (Algeria/France), Majida Khattari (Morocco/France), Shigeyuki Kihara (Samoa/New Zealand), Michèle Magéma (DRC/France), Ato Malinda (Kenya), Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Maud Sulter (Great Britain), Alberta Whittle (Barbados) and Mwangi Hutter (Germany/Kenya).
Curator: Christine Eyene