Prof. Dr. Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
Exhibition Studies and Spatiality / Praxis-studies, University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts
Vortrag in englischer Sprache
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Im Rahmen der Reihe: The Rise of Rosie
Zwei Vorträge zu Geschlechterkonstruktion und hartnäckigen Definitionen anlässlich der Ausstellungen Marge Monko. Diamonds Against Stones und Nancy Spero. (Nähere Infos hier...)
We have talked about representations, the female gaze, artists, nuns and care workers. We have talked about women’s laughter and feminist killjoys, quotas and inequality, Beyoncé and capitalism. We have talked about all these things when we have talked about feminism and photography. But what about photography exhibitions? How can a photo-based exhibition function as a feminist medium? What to focus on when viewing photographic exhibitions as places and situations where feminisms take place?
In her talk Rastenberger discusses works by photographer Marge Monko and the way they have become public. She approaches “exhibition” as an active act of displaying associated with both an opportunity to act and a responsibility for action, and as the spectators’ active and committed relationship to photographs. She talks about the acts of putting on “display” – this term entered the vocabulary of art exhibitions and has been associated with new forms of the economy and in particular ideas about (re)presentations that occur on surfaces. The word contains a loaded relationship between surface and background, and gives precedence to the former over the latter, which is more complex, challenging, and difficult to comprehend, and which is not shown, or displayed, but instead concealed.