Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Regina Jose' Galindo
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio
Beatrice Ellen Stammer
Exhibition, video archive, live performances and conference. The project will be touring through 6 European countries from 7 October 2011 to 1 September 2013. The first exhibition is in the capital of the Basque region. It presents gender-critical, feminist and queer performance art by roughly 120 artists from the 1960s, 70s and the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions. The main goals of the project are to make performance documentation, which is spread all over the globe, available to a broader public in such a great volume and variety, and to strengthen cross-generational and trans-cultural dialogue.
Curated by Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer
The performance project "re.act.feminism #2 — a performing archive" will be touring through six European countries from 7 October 2011 to 1 September 2013. The first exhibition will open on 7 October 2011 at Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque region in Spain.
With this project, the organiser cross links e.V. and the curators Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer, draw on the success of the exhibition "re.act.feminism — performance art of the 1960s & 70s today" which was shown to great critical acclaim in the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, in 2008-2009.
The heart of the project is a continually expanding, mobile and temporary performance archive. In its current version, it presents gender-critical, feminist and queer performance art by roughly 120 artists from the 1960s, 70s and the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions.
The research focus is on artworks from Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the US and selected countries in Latin America.
On its route through Europe, the performance archive will be presented and “animated” in different ways through accompanying exhibitions, live performances, lectures, readings and screenings. Through academic cooperation and ongoing research by partner institutions, the archive will continue to expand.
The main goals of the project are to make performance documentation, which is spread all over the globe and often difficult to access, available to a broader public for the first time in such a great volume and variety, and to strengthen cross-generational and trans-cultural dialogue. The archive contains performance documentation and video performances, photographs, artist interviews, texts and scores.
At the first venue, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, the archive will be accompanied by an exhibition that presents 18 positions which have been selected from the archive.
Conclusion of the project in 2013
The completion of the project is set for the summer of 2013 in Berlin, where the results of the preceding trajectory and the research by partner institutions will be presented. Furthermore, a bilingual exhibition catalogue, documenting the entire project, will be published. The project’s content will also be made accessible in the form of short descriptions, images, texts, commentary and tags on a website, which is intended as a research tool and will grow in sync with the ongoing exhibition and archive programme.
For more information on the programme, please visit our website at: http://www.reactfeminism.org
The following artists are currently represented in the archive:
Helena Almeida PT, Eleanor Antin USA, Oreet Ashery IL/UK, Antonia Baehr DE, Maja Bajević BA/FR/DE, Anne Bean UK, Anat Ben-David IL/UK, Renate Bertlmann AT, Pauline Boudry FR & Renate Lorenz DE, Nisrine Boukhari SY, Maris Bustamante MX, Cabello/Carceller ES, Graciela Carnevale AR, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha KR/USA, Helen Chadwick UK, Lygia Clark BR, Colette USA, Nieves Correa ES, Laura Cottingham USA, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen DK, Disband USA, Ines Doujak AT, Orshi Drozdik HU, Yingmei Duan CN/DE, Diamela Eltit CL, VALIE EXPORT AT, Factory of Found Clothes RU, Esther Ferrer ES, Rose Finn-Kelcey UK, Simone Forti IT/USA, (e.) Twin Gabriel DE, Regina José Galindo GT, Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin RU, Patrycja German PL, Ghazel IR/FR, Kate Gilmore USA, Mona Hatoum LB/UK/DE , Sanja Iveković HR, Elżbieta Jabłońska PL, Françoise Janicot FR, Joan Jonas USA, Anne Jud CH/DE/USA, Kirsten Justesen DK, Kanonklubben/Damebilleder DK, Line Skywalker Karlström SE, Tina Keane UK, Amal Kenawy EG, Verica Kovacevska HR, Elena Kovylina RU, Katarzyna Kozyra PL, Christina Kubisch DE, Verena Kyselka DE, Nicola L FR/USA, Latifa Laâbissi FR, Leslie Labowitz USA, Suzanne Lacy USA, Katalin Ladik SR/HU, Sigalit Landau IL, Klara Lidén SE, Kalup Linzy USA, Natalia LL PL, Manon CH, María Evelia Marmolejo CO, Muda Mathis CH, Dóra Maurer HU, Mónica Mayer MX, Ana Mendieta CU/USA, Marta Minujín AR, Fina Miralles ES, Linda Montano USA, Charlotte Moorman USA, Teresa Murak PL , Sands Murray-Wassink NL, Hannah O’Shea UK, Itziar Okariz ES, Yoko Ono JP/USA, ORLAN FR, Tanja Ostojić RS/DE, Letícia Parente BR, Ewa Partum PL/DE, Jillian Peña USA, Performance Saga (Andrea Saemann CH & Katrin Grögel DE), Howardena Pindell USA, Polvo de Gallina Negra MX, Yvonne Rainer USA, Egle Rakauskaite LT, Jytte Rex DK, Ulrike Rosenbach DE, Martha Rosler USA, Boryana Rossa BU, María Ruido ES, Estíbaliz Sábada ES, Andrea Saemann CH, Christine Schlegel DE, Cornelia Schleime DE, Carolee Schneemann USA, Miriam Sharon IL/FR, Bonnie Ora Sherk USA, Barbara T. Smith USA, Cornelia Sollfrank DE, Spiderwoman Theater USA, Annie Sprinkle USA, Gabriele Stötzer DE, Melati Suryodarmo ID/DE, Jinoos Taghizadeh IR, Milica Tomić RS, Valie Export Society EE, Cecilia Vicuña CL, The Waitresses USA, Faith Wilding USA, Hannah Wilke USA, Martha Wilson USA, Julita Wójcik PL, Nil Yalter EG/FR
The following artists will be presented in the exhibition at Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz:
Oreet Ashery IL/UK, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz DE, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha KR/USA, Regina José Galindo GT, Mierle Laderman Ukeles USA, Marta Minujín AR, Fina Miralles ES, Lorraine O’Grady USA, Tanja Ostojić RS/DE, Letícia Parente BR, Ewa Partum PL/DE, Adrian Piper USA/DE, Ulrike Rosenbach DE, Raeda Saadeh PS, Zorka Ságlová CZ, Stefanie Seibold DE & Teresa María Díaz Nerio CO, Miriam Sharon IL/FR, Gabriele Stötzer DE
Venues and dates:
7 Oct 2011 — 15 Jan 2012 Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
23 March — 22 April 2012 Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland
5 May — 26 May 2012 Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia
16 June — 19 Aug 2012 Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
27 Aug — 23 Sept 2012 Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia
25 Oct 12 — 27 Jan 2013 Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
21 June — 1 Sept 2013 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
The project has been organised by the association cross links and the curators Bettina Knaup and Beatrice E. Stammer. cross links e.V. was established in 2007 by art professionals and academics in Berlin with the purpose of researching and promoting experimental, gender- critical artistic and cultural practice.
The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
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Thursday, October 6
19:00 Talk: Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer
19:30 Talk: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz
Friday, October 7
Opening of re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive
19:00 Performance: Itziar Okariz
19:30 Performance: Stefanie Seibold & Maria Teresia Díaz Nerío
20:00 Guiding through the Integration Project Archive: Tanja Ostojić
21:30 DJ Sasa
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