"re.act.feminism – performance art of…

"re.act.feminism – performance art of the 1960s and 70s today" exhibition, video archive, live performances and conference

Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 8 pm

With Oreet Ashery (IL/UK), Maja Bajević (BIH/D), Colette (USA), Orshi Drozdik (H), VALIE EXPORT (A), Esther Ferrer (E), Kate Gilmore (USA), Lorraine O’Grady (USA), Sanja Iveković (HR), Verena Kyselka (DDR/D), Nicola L (F), Suzanne Lacy & Leslie Labowitz (USA), Babette Mangolte (USA), Yoko Ono (J/USA), Orlan (F), Tanja Ostojić (SRB/D), Ewa Partum (PL/D), Ulrike Rosenbach (D), Boryana Rossa (BG), Stefanie Seibold (A/D), Cornelia Sollfrank (D), Gabriele Stötzer (DDR/D), Martha Wilson (USA).

Performance art emerging in the 1960s and 70s was infused with ideas of social emancipation and fundamentally influenced by women artists interested in feminism. Performance art explored the intersection of art and life, of private and public. It offered an ideal medium for examining, deconstructing or reinventing (female) identity moving beyond attributions of femininity in mainstream culture. Moreover, as a new art form, occurring outside the confines of the traditional art space, performance was a medium for collective and social intervention in the public sphere.
re.act.feminism provides an exemplary overview of gender-critical performance art and investigates its resonances in current artistic productions in the form of re-enactments, re-appropriations, new formulations or documentary and archival projects.

installation with choice of de Appel archive
by Stefanie Seibold

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