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.
Saturday 18 April, A performance of porcelain and sound by Rafaela Pandolfini: A minor history of the feminine
I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia. I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live, work and learn. I pay my respects to elders past, present and all First Nations people.
There are three interconnecting strands to my practice, I photograph movement, document my life and organise shows.