WIMMIN is an annual exhibition, with live performances, for women artists with a queer feminist approach. In that it is open to the all forms of female gender identity.
The idea behind this event is to promote and nurture women artists, who otherwise find it difficult to exhibit on a regular basis due to their gender identities, politics, type of work or simply time pressure.
WIMMIN exhibitions platform is primarily set in private homes. Looking at ‘home’ as a symbol to the conventional idea of female identity, with a statement about 'the private space' as a crucial element to where all social cultural and political believes originate. Thus deconstructing the idea of femininity as a passive social element by showcasing the strength of diversity.
The first exhibition ‘WIMMIN’ (2018) coincided with the commemoration of the centenary celebration of women vote in Britain, with a group show reflecting this crucial part of history as one of the first feminist rebellion acts.
In October 2019 WIMMIN II is to show over 12 artists from around the world in Kirsty's apartment in Hackney, an ex-ammunitions warehouse. This provides and equally industrial and domestic setting - against which the artists can pit their work.
Henrietta Armstrong Louise Bourgeois Ute Essig Mars Gomes
Caro Halford Kirsty Harris Michele Henright Juliet Jacques
The first Wimmin exhibition 2018 was set in one of the artists house and took precedent with the centenary celebrations of sufragests sufragen... struggle and commitment to womens rights.
WIMMIN Exhibited 8 artists from a variety of backgrounds , gender identity and professional stages.
From Louise Bourgeois’ ‘Le desire’ 1974 (private collector's loan) to Juliet Jacques 'You Will be Free’ 2017 documentary on politics of constraint. (courtesy by the artist and Studio Voltaire). The first exhibition proposed a fresh rebel feminist statement with the core message addressing the need to empathy for each other.
Fun, direct, naughty and thoughtful. Wimmin 2018 set the proposition for a continuing annual group show celebrating women and their work.
Henrietta Armstrong · Louise Bourgeois · Ute Essig · Mars Gomes ·
Caro Halford · Kirsty Harris · Michele Henright · Juliet Jacques
The innaugural WIMMIN exhibition was set in one of the artists houses in 2018, with the background of the centenary celebrations of sufragettes - highlighting the struggle and commitment to womens rights.
WIMMIN exhibited 8 artists from a variety of backgrounds , gender identities and professional stages.
From Louise Bourgeois’ ‘Le desire’ 1974 love and despair (privation collection loan) to Juliet Jacques 'You Will be Free’ 2017 film on death eternity & the politics of disease (courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire). The exhibition proposed a fresh rebel feminist statement with the core message addressing the need for empathy with each other.
Fun, direct, naughty and thoughtful, Wimmin 2018 initiated the annual group show celebrating women and their work.
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Henrietta Armstrong | Mars Gomes | Kirsty Harris