Unknown Heroine: collage, film, performance and installation. Tackling issues of female identity, consumerism, historical amnesia. Toxic&Salomania: installations of film and archival material upset normative historical narratives.
Curated by Lina Džuverović
The South London Gallery and Calvert 22 present Unknown Heroine, the first exhibition in the UK of Croatian artist Sanja Iveković (b. 1949, Zagreb). This timely retrospective, curated by Lina Džuverović and spanning both venues, introduces Iveković's pioneering work in collage, film, performance and installation. Tackling issues of female identity, consumerism and historical amnesia, the exhibition features work made across four decades against a background of political unrest.
Curated by Electra
For their first solo exhibition in the UK, Berlin-based artist duo Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz present Toxic, 2012 and Salomania, 2009, alongside a programme of performance, screenings and talks. Through their installations of film and archival material they upset normative historical narratives with a host of collaborators including Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch, Yvonne Rainer and Wu Tsang.
Toxic Play In Two Acts is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain with support in kind from Institut français du Royaume-Uni. The associated events programme is supported by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. and Goethe-Institut London.
Toxic was co-produced by Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris Triennale 2012 and Electra, in the frame of the research residency at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers. Electra is funded by Arts Council England.
Opening: 14 December 2012
South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road, London
Opening hours during exhibitions:
Tuesday – Sunday 11am-6pm
Except Wednesdays 11am-9pm
Last Friday of the month 11am-9pm