2015A New Feminine?


A New Feminine?
A curated group exhibition
by Rafaela Pandolfini
April 2015

Airspace Projects, Sydney

Centre for Style, Christian Thompson, Clare Davies, Dominic Kirkwood, Hana Shimada, Jemima Wyman and Rebecca Scibilia

A New Feminine? begs the question. What does a new feminine look like? The term is used in the sense that is creates new meanings and possibilities beyond the metaphysical and gendered notion of feminine. It quite literally attempts to make sense in so far as it provides a sense to concept, content to form, reality to dreams. The concept takes its leave from the artist Antony Hegarty and her proposition of the Future Feminine. A New Feminine? is an open question, it is responded in various tones and timbres: irritation, intrigue, worn carpet, not at all, photographs, video, totems, gems or shits, a new suite of painting on velvet, a trickle, felt pen and so on. Together the artists have embodied the various and multiform character of a dream made real, and keep alive by a receptivity to difference, without looking to have the last word on the subject.

A New Feminine? Artwork Rafaela Pandolfini
A New Feminine installation view, photography by Douglas Lance Gibson
A New Feminine installation view works by Rebecca Scibilia, Dominic Kirkwood and Centre for Style, photography by Douglas Lance Gibson
Clare Davies installation view, Peaceful Hope Web 2015. Paper, plastic, wood, paint, 86 x 52 x 18cm
A New Feminine installation view works by Hana Shimada, Dominic Kirkwood and Christian Thompson, photography by Douglas Lance Gibson
Clare Davies installation view
Installation view, Christian Thompson, Dominic Kirkwood and Centre for Style
Clare Davies installation view
Rebecca Scibilia installation view, series of works on paper, courtesy Arts Project Australia
Centre for Style installation view
Christian Thompson installation view
Jemima Wyman installation view, Jemima Wyman, Found Footage For The Growing Constellation For Resistance, 2013 Production Still, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery
Dominic Kirkwood, Trickle Down Theory, Sculpture with sound, 2015
Hana Shimada installation view, white paint on black velvet, 2015
Christian Thompson Hannahs Diary from the 'Lost Together' Series 2009. Courtesy the Artist and Michael Reid Gallery and Sarah Scout Presents

Saturday 18 April, A performance of porcelain and sound by Rafaela Pandolfini: A minor history of the feminine