Jeannette Ehlers: Whip it Good28. Jul - 28. Jul 14 / ended Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
Free booking is recommended
6.30 - 8.00.pm
Jeannette Ehlers: Whip it Good
With the performance Whip it Good Jeannette Ehlers re-enacts one of the most brutal punishment methods used during slavery. In using the same method, the whipping, on a white canvas Ehlers acts out a simple but tense rebellion against the past. Audience will be invited to participate.
After the performance there will be a Q and A with Jeannette Ehlers and Karen Alexander
Jeannette Ehlers is a Danish-Trinidadian visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ehlers work primarily with video and photography and her practice focuses on colonial and decolonial history. She is educated at the Funen Art Academy and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions and conferences include: POSSESSION: Art, Power and Black Womanhood, New Shelterplan, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); “Jeannette Ehlers Say it Loud”, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World, Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA (2014) and El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA (2013) BLACK BULLETS Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada (2013) BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS, BE.BOP 2012 and 2013; ENTER 2011: Ung Dansk Samtidskunst, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark (2011); Subtle Whispering, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2007).
The Performance is part of Curating Conversations summer curatorial programme organised by the Inspire Legacy team in partnership with the Royal College of Art
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