Feminism from South to North / Feminismo de Sur a Norte

A group exhibition featuring textile works by Latin American artists exploring the relationship between experience and identity.

Nov 16, 2020
18:00 P.M. - 18:00 P.M.
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Feminism from South to North / Feminismo de Sur a Norte

The Contemporary Art Modern Project is pleased to announce the opening of Feminism South to North, a boutique exhibition featuring textile works by Latin American artists Rosana Machado Rodriguez, Carolina Weisz, Federico Casalinuovo, Gabriela Ferrandez, Maria Cristina Medina, Maru Ulivi, Patricia Saporiti, Sandra Onetti, Silvina Apfelbaum, Aurora Molina, and Vivian Mayo. The exhibition runs from November 10 through November 27 at the brand-new CAMP Gallery, a spinoff of our last exhibition, 40 Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse.

Textile work, especially in Latin American tradition, has always been a realm of careful construction and deconstruction, where memory and reflection, specifically that of feminine experiences and passing them on, are of the utmost importance. Moreover, textiles’ purposes are to carry this within patterns, technique, color, and subject—in Latin America, this extends to political expression. Exploring humanness and the more intricate, almost socially molecular details of it, guides Feminism South to North. Taking experience to a profoundly public level, the realm of social engagement, is explicitly intentional, yet implicitly embedded into the very purpose of textile work itself.

The works in this exhibition are both entangled within and challenging the gender power dynamics and struggles facing a reckoning in South America, namely Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, and Cuba, from which the featured artists hail. Their works touch upon alarming increases of femicide in the region, self-emancipation from social and familial expectations, the intersection of gender and experience and the effects it has on self-esteem and awareness, and the genesis of postmodern feminist movements demanding justice, equity, and consciousness. The essence of this exhibition lies in the power of necessary, radical action and conversation through the use of textiles, a widely recognized and long-valued space for political dissent and collective, cooperative identity.