Women and the man made environment
27 August, at 2pm. Free admission, in english.
A discussion on women’s engagement with the city through the work of Hackney Flashers, Tessa Lynch and Pia Sandström. The event will include a short presentation from each contributor followed by a collective discussion on the importance of highlighting women’s experience and engagement with the build environment today.
Hackney Flashers collective was set up in 1974 and created influential agitprop material, including posters, slides, photographs and collages in the 1970s and 1980s . Their exhibition Who’s Holding the Baby is related to the theme of the exhibition Starting from the Self, and reflects upon the marginalization of women in the public space and the absence of affordable childcare.
Tessa Lynch works predominantly with sculpture and performance. Her work develops from the observation of her immediate surroundings and from her quest for the existence of a female flâneur, the woman who wanders aimlessly. The artist embarks on lengthy periods of active research that see her walking through the city streets in the company of chosen collaborators. These wanderings around the city are later transformed into sculptural installations that recall Lynch’s experience of the urban landscape. Tessa Lynch is based in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Now at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Painters Table in Gallery of Modern Art for Glasgow International Director’s Programme. Tessa Lynch is currently exhibiting at Spike Island in Bristol with the solo exhibition L-Shaped Room. www.tessalynch.com
Pia Sandströms work features in Starting from the Self as an installation that responds to the architecture and context of Marabouparken. Pia Sandström studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. She has been featured in solo exhibitions at several art institutions, including Moderna Museet (2013) where she showed an audio work commissioned for the Hilma af Klint exhibition, Bonniers Konsthall, Botkyrka konsthall, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, ARTES in Porto, and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014).
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