TAKING MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS

January 22 - March 8, 2013

TAKING MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS features work by Rose ENGLISH, Rose FINN-KELCEY, Alexis HUNTER and Carloee SCHNEEMANN.

Taking as its title and starting point a statement by the pioneering British feminist artist Jo SPENCE, the exhibition focuses on major performance art made by women artists in the UK during the 1970s.

 

The exhibition looks at some of the key performances made by these artists at a time when performance was considered a new art form and one which could be claimed as a territory for feminist art. Some of the works will not have been seen since their first staging. The exhibition will include photographs, film, and performance material.