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Archi-Féministes! Publication Review – Eva Morrison

In 2011, the artist-run-center OPTICA presented the exhibition “Archi-Féministes”, exploring the work of female artists who had shown at the gallery since 1972 with a new, explicitly feminist perspective. This year, the center builds on this exhibition’s mission by publishing a bilingual collection of texts, Archi-Féministes!: Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories, which emphasizes the plurality of […]

MAKEUP (GRAFFITI ON FACE) – Raheleh Salim

A historical Islamic revolution took place in 1979 in Iran that changed the life of people, especially that of women. Before 1979, women were not questioned because of their appearance in the streets. Wearing hijab became compulsory in Iran during the first few months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Gradually the government’s propaganda, policies, […]

ZIPPED UNDERWEAR SERIES – Ursula Oberhozer

In the last year, many sexual assault and harassment cases towards women have been uncovered, involving high ranking and powerful men. These cases probably represent the tip of the iceberg of sexual misconducts of the entire year. In many cases, women were criticised and blamed. The drawings and the series of under-wears represent women’s right […]

SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) – Roxa Hy

SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) & other moments from Roxa Hy on Vimeo. SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) & other moments addresses the spectacle and hidden labors. The SHOW starts with the Miss France anthem as […]

CONSEXUAL – Alex Apostolidis

Mainstream pornography is filled with images of violence, misogyny and insecurity. I want these images to challenge the power dynamic presented in typical erotic imagery that we consume these days by being ambiguous, yet consensual and confident through composition and lighting. Redefining the sexuality in gender ambiguity, these images are challenging the idea of femininity […]