BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

with the curatorial work of DERMIS LEÓN

FAN LIU, IRIS SCHIEFERSTEIN,

MATHILDE TER HEIJINE, EUGENIA VARGAS PEREIRA

TROUBLE DIARIES I:

FOUR STANCES

A GROUP EXHIBITION

 

LOS ANGELES

OPENING RECEPTION

SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH 2016 - 6 TO 11.30 PM

 

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER

2525 MICHIGAN AVE, Unit F2 - SANTA MONICA

 

 

"A personal diary entails an intimate conversation connected with the self, and the promise of avoiding disappearance and disintegration".

 

"Trouble Diaries: Four Stances" is a series of exhibitions exploring the unique positions and approaches of women artists from around the world. The series begins in Los Angeles, with work by artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of cultural difference, they share similar concerns and a critical view of the role of woman within society. The series sheds light on individual actions that build a collective experience through a female perspective. The intimate life of a person can complicate the way they address broader political agenda. The construction of collective memory without losing sight of personal feelings and emotional bonds cannot be easily classified into theories which rationalize, and thus dominate, politically. 

 

The artists use similar strategies of performance and the appropriation of traditional genres, to reveal how the female body becomes a political subject when exposed as a critical weapon. French-born Mathilde ter Heijne of Berlin, Germany confronts socio-political gender issues and intersectional feminism through performance. Her videos explore the issue of self-immolation as a moral and ideological act. Fan Liu of Wuhan, China appropriates traditional Chinese watercolor painting on silk to reveal a painful reality that surpasses the beauty of depicting nature. Her work combines classical imagery with the consciousness of the modern female identity to explore an intrinsic discourse about gender in society and culture. Iris Schieferstein of Lich, Germany uses the female body as a prop in her photographs of recreated scenes in history. Chilean-born Eugenia Vargas Pereira of Miami, USA uses photography to create a series of "storytales" with a beautiful heroine, who, dressed to kill and equipped with phallic protection, offers opposition to the world she inhabits, a world in which fear is the new norm.

 

For inquiries and information contact us at:    

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

Bergamot Station - 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2

Santa Monica, CA 90404 

 

buildingbridgesax@gmail.com  - (310) 770-1961

 

 www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org 

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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