PhotoLab 2: Women Speaking Art
07 Apr 2017 - 01 Oct 2017
Words figure strongly in contemporary art, as medium and message. For women artists in the 70s, 80s and 90s, text is used to explore the contexts of who is speaking and why; convey issues of social concern; provoke response; inform; and most importantly stimulate viewers to an active role of questioning. Images reflect on the social positioning of the female subject, and women’s sometimes awkward subjection to the camera’s gaze. By employing strategies of appropriation, exploiting time-based media, and fragmenting narrative, their artworks represent the social realm as a challenged and challenging site, where women’s role is especially under constant question and scrutiny.
Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute.
The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, poster, Art Metropole Collection, gift of Jay A. Smith, Toronto, 1999. COPYRIGHT ©1985-2017 GUERRILLA GIRLS