The Schinkel Pavillon is a recently established Berlin art association with an internationally oriented programme. For its current exhibition, artistic director Nina Pohl presents a selection of artistic positions created during the “fourth wave” of feminism. She compares and contrasts these contemporary approaches with radical pieces produced during the 1960s and 70s.
At the heart of the exhibition is an investigation of the role technologies play in our lives and how they affect our bodies. The feminist artists of the 1960s and 1970s were pioneers in the relatively young genres of performance art, video art and digital media. How do young artists of the Internet generation address such themes as body and gender? How has feminist discourse changed in the digital era with respect to self-performance, production and reproduction? Where do the positions of the 1960s and 1970s correlate with those today, and where do they differ?
As part of two accompanying interdisciplinary conferences, artists and theorists will discuss the prospect and significance of pre- and post-Internet feminism. The exhibition will be supplemented by contemporary performances and a film programme featuring numerous historical works.
Artistic director: Nina Pohl
Artists: Judith Bernstein (US), Jenna Bliss (US), Lynn Hershman Leeson (US), Zanele Muholi (ZA), Ulrike Müller (AT), Senga Nengudi (US), Cindy Sherman (US), A. L. Steiner (US), Cathy Wilkes (GB), Women’s History Museum (US) and others
Architect: ZAK Group (GB)