[October 31 2018]
Curated by IRENE ARISTIZABAL, CÉDRIC FAUQ and ROSIE COOPER, “Still I Rise” takes over four galleries at Nottingham Contemporary as the first part of a blockbuster exploration of “Feminisms, Gender, Resistance”, which will continue at the De La Warr Pavilion in 2019.
Featuring around 100 works by 40 practitioners, including a performance piece by Igbo-Nigerian American artist OKWUI OKPOKWASILI for the opening, the show explores a complex and interwoven network of -isms and ways of seeing, spread between notions of space, time, resistance and gender.
Highlights include the colourful smoke work photos of JUDY CHICAGO, where painted bodies and bright flares feminise hard landscapes; documentary studies, installations, posters, banners and zines exploring and representing political and social activism in the United States, Latin America, Europe and beyond; and intimate video work from LAURA HUERTAS MILLAN exploring traditional weaving and painting in a matriarchal Oaxacan craft community in Mexico.
The show is accompanied by a publication from London-based collaborative publishing practice One of My Kind.
Text and photo Jethro Turner