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Maria Lactans, 15th Century, unknown artist, Rhine region, breastfeeding Maria, wood, polychromy, accidents and misses, damaged by xylophagi, 52x26cm
June 20 - July 21, 2020
Opening Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21
11 am - 7 pm
With Clara-Lane Lens, Eli Cortiñas, Hadassah Emmerich, Hanane El Farssi, Ichraf Nasri, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Melanie Peduzzi, Michèle Magema, Violaine Le Fur, Zoë Paul and two unknown artists
They Say Crisis. We Say Revolution
"The gurus of old colonial Europe seem determined of late to explain to the activists of the Occupy, Indignados, crip-intersex-trans-queer, feminist and post-porn movements that we aren't able to start a revolution because we don't have an ideology. They say "an ideology"
the way my mother used to say "a husband". Well, we need neither an ideology nor a husband. New feminists do not need a husband because we are not women. Just as we don't need an ideology because we are not people. We are neither communism nor liberalism. And not the old Catholic-Muslim-Jewish tune. We speak a different language. They say representation; we say experimentation. They say identity; we say multitude. They say control the poor neighbor-hoods; let's invent the city of hybrids. They say debt; we say sexual cooperation and somatic interdependence. They say human capital; we say multi-species alliance. They say horsemeat on our plates; we say let's get on horseback to escape the global slaughterhouse together. They say power; we say potency. Say integration; we say disidentification. They say interdisciplinary; we say undisciplined. They say man-woman, Black-White, human-animal, homosexual-heterosexual, Israel-Palestine. We say you know very well that your truth-production apparatus has stopped working... How many Galilees will we need this time to re-learn how to name things ourselves? (...) They say crisis. We say revolution."
Excerpt from "We Say Revolution" by Paul B. Preciado, published in the new book "An Apartment on Uranus", 2020, Fitzcarraldo Editions, translated from French by Charlotte Mandell.
The exhibition proposal is fueled by encounters with Xeno-, an artistic platform dedicated to everyone who identifies themselves as a woman, gender non-comforming and non-binary, with a focus on marginalised artists of Color.