‘FEMINIST UTOPIA’, 09 SEP – 09 OCT 2020

A GROUP EXHIBITION CURATED BY ANELISA MANGCU

EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town

Exhibition preview days:

9th-11th September 2020 – 10am to 5pm
12th September 2020 – 10am to 1pm

Exhibition continues until 9th October 2020


Participating Artists: Kimathi Mafafo, Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa, Haneem Christian, Anico Mostert, Emma Blencowe, Yonela Makoba and Gemma Shepherd

Feminist critics often reflect a rigid and monolithic patriarchal perspective which frequently depicts feminism as a movement that stems from a group of ‘angry women’ and ‘ungrateful women’. This reflects the patriarchal resistance of gender equity within a social, political and economic structure. The persistent othering and policing of femme bodies, reinforces patriarchal privileges which oppose engaging feminist and womanist discourses. This exhibition highlights why feminism and womanism is pertinent in the contemporary.

Feminist utopia challenges social indoctrinations, by confronting theoretical assumptions of the femme and gender non-conforming bodies role, the social contract and the undeniable narrative of a nuclear family romance assigned at birth. With this exhibition, the artists mediate on the rigid social structures and speculate on a shared future from a more nuanced perspective.

Works on Exhibition

KIMATHI MAFAFO

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Reflections I

EMMA BLENCOWE

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Fervour

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Descend

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Blencowe Emma-Creed-2019-Food Colouring and Edible Glitter on Museum Board-100x50

Creed (SOLD)

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Blencowe Emma-Ascend-2019-Food Colouring and Edible Glitter on Museum Board-100x50

Ascend

ANICO MOSTERT

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Helping Hands

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Blou Badkamer

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Kook en Geniet

AKUDZWE ELSIE CHIWA

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Love

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Safety

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Chiwa-Akudzwe-Elsie-Healing-2020-Velvet-Batting-and-Canvas-120x50

Healing

YONELA MAKOBA

HANEEM CHRISTIAN

GEMMA SHEPHERD

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Stilled Life II

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Untitled I

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Untitled II

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Stilled Life I

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Shadow Work

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Lightness of Being