Revisiting Feminist Art: Le chien ne va plus

  • Cornelia Sollfrank (Participant)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


    re.act.feminism #2 presents feminist, gendercritical and queer performance art by over 120 artists and artist collectives from the 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions. The research focus is on Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, the US and several countries in Latin America. On its route through Europe this temporary archive will continue to expand through local research and cooperation with art academies and universities. It will also be ‘animated’ through exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions along the way, which will continuously contribute to the archive. In the Re-visiting feminist art series, Cornelia Sollfrank dealt with early feminist works by repeating them. The artist selected pieces that had influenced her as an artist and feminist. But she was only familiar with these works as conveyed in the media. Through the act of repetition, Cornelia Sollfrank took the place of the artists she selected and fashioned a complex test assembly by confronting the concept of the subject in these early feminist artworks with the action theoretical concept of repetition. Critical distance is achieved from the convergence produced by the media transfer. The relevance of the repeated object and the statement produced by it is put forward for discussion along with the dissimilarity of feminist practices.
    Period18 Jun 201320 Aug 2013
    Held atAkademie der Künste, Germany