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What should we speak about and what can we speak about? Mathilde ter Heijne hosts a Round Table discussion with Veronika Dirnhofer, Nina Höchtl, Ursula Maria Probst, Lisa Ruyter, Bettina Steinbruegge. // MONDAY 24 September, 19.00 – 21.00.

One important agenda of Caroline Christov-Bakargiev’s documenta 13 (mentioned in the first lines in the accompanying guidebook) is described as ‘ecofeminism’. In her book Le Feminisme ou la Mort (1974), Françoise d’Eaubonne uses this term first and called upon people to lead an ecological revolution in order to save the planet. This entailed revolutionizing gender relations and human relations with the natural world. The microcosm of the home and the macrocosm of the world recognize two realities; the overwhelming presence of patriarchal societies and the subjugation of nature on a global scale. This suggests that the coining of the term was not meant to posit an inherent connection between women and nature but to suggest a disproportionate subjugation of both.

Although the eco feminist agenda can be felt in many decisions concerning the theoretical backgrounds, the presentation and the assignments given to artists in this documenta, there aren’t many works of outspoken (eco) feminist artists criticizing harsh conditions for females in patriarchal societies nowadays (think of sexual exploitation, human slavery, difficulty of double burden of job and motherhood, lower wages for female workers, low self esteem of young girls, etc.) Even the amount of female artists participating (around 30%) wasn’t really higher then in similar shows like this.

How do/can feminist cultural workers support each other globally, which issues should they address nowadays and which difficulties do they come across?

Galerie Lisa Ruyter

Kantgasse 3/20, 1010 Wien
+43 1 505 6100
Beethovenplatz@gmail.com
www.GalerieLisaRuyter.com

Official launch + opening party // FRIDAY 21 September, 16.00 – 19.00 h. // VIENNA

16.00 – 19.00

Launch of Feminist Archive featuring BUST, NOWISWERE and PETUNIA // FRIDAY 21 September, 16.00 – 19.00 h

Veronika Hauer (Nowiswere), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (Petunia) and Laurie Henzel (Bust magazine) will be presenting their magazines and talk about their understanding of feminist writing and the questions of archives, collective memories and the making of art histories.

This marks the inauguration of the ff Feminist Archive, which will gather our own personal libraries into one place to be used for the duration of this project. The emphasis is to be on a very contemporary feminist dialog, to include magazines, fanzines as well as theory and monographs. This archive will be available at all events and by appointment for the duration of the Temporäre Autonome Zone.
(TIP: also check out the ZINE FAIR)

Please bring us your books, catalogues, magazines, pictures, videos, music files that connect to female or feminist art, for temporary or permanent inclusion in this archive… and get a free artwork by Mathilde ter Heinje, Antje Majewski & Juliane Solmsdorf or Aleksandra Mir and others in exchange!

19.00 – 21.00

FLY OR FLOW

Exhibition of collaborative works by ff: Delia Gonzalez, Mathilde ter Heijne, Antje Majewski, Amy Patton, Jen Ray, Juliane Solmsdorf, additionally featuring collaborators Katrin Plavcak and Mathilde Rosier. Works included in this exhibition have evolved out of discussion and common interest within the extended network of ff during the last year in Berlin and Vienna.
This show will evolve with our program.

Including live photo sessions for the project Gentle Men
“Two female artists are looking for volunteers who are not afraid to have their testicles photographed. The photographs will be exhibited in an art gallery. Models will remain anonymous and will receive a copy of the photograph in exchange for their time.”

Galerie Lisa Ruyter
Kantgasse 3/20, 1010 Wien
+43 1 505 6100
Beethovenplatz@gmail.com
www.GalerieLisaRuyter.com