f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism.
By guest contributor Christa Joo Hyun-D'Angelo
|Katharina Grosse, Installation view,|
Dirt acrylic, dirt on styrofom acrylic on canvas, 240 x 388 cm,
Courtesy Galerie Nächst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2013, photo Peter Cox
|f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism, Berlin|
Image from Symposium - photo and © Heinrich Hermes, 2013
More than a year ago, Espace Surplus and Goldsmiths University in London were organizing the project f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism. The program presented various positions on the topic of feminism, manifested in an assortment of events -- exhibitions, a concert, a newspaper campaign, and a colorful array of symposiums -- that attempted to both popularize and investigate contemporary feminism in all its discursive matrices.
|Katharina Grosse, Installation view, |
Two Younger Women Come, Acrylic on latex and pvc,
Courtesy and © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2013 © photo Peter Cox
f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism: A project of Espace Surplus (Berlin) together with Goldsmiths University London in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) was a Symposium at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) held 1st–3rd of February 2013.
Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo is an American artist who has been based in Berlin for more than six years. Her work investigates the presence of commodity fetishism in our cultural consciousness through a process that deconstructs society’s insatiable visual appetite by appropriating and altering images intended for the masses. She has been featured in many group exhibitions and she had two solo exhibitions in 2011 at Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, New York and Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin as well as participation in VOLTA NY and Preview Berlin. Recently D'Angelo curated VIRTUAL REALITIES FILM WEEK whose program tried to reach beyond our culture's traditional benchmarks for defining identity at Kino Central in Berlin last December. She recently spoke at University of the Arts in London about Queer Feminism in her work and is preparing for a residency in Finland this fall.