For the exhibition No Woman is an Island
Opening: Thursday 11 May, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 10 – 27 May 2017 BLINDSIDE, Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Artists: Carla Adams, Jessie Adams, Emily Besser,
Clara Bradley, Frances Cannon, Jessica Cochrane,
Zoë Croggon, Anna Farago, Kate Just, Anthea
Kemp, Stephanie Leigh, Kim Leutwyler and Zoe
Wong. Curator: Sophia Cai
No Woman is an Island is an ambitious group exhibition of thirteen Australian artists that focuses on female experience and perspectives through the conceptual framework of the ‘female gaze’.
Through the eyes of multi-generational women artists, the exhibition explores the shift in perception that comes with different ages and phases of life. The artists in the exhibition engage diverse practices to touch on an array of relationships to womanhood, while also exploring the theme of woman as Object vs Subject - thereby challenging, complicating, and confronting the traditional notion of the male gaze in Western art and history.
This focus on subjectivity and the individual experience challenge static notions of identity and feminism.