Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship in contemporary art practices. The artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives, often through the specificity of lens-based media. Acts of image-making, archiving, or guerrilla information tactics enable visibility and challenge relationships between author and authority. Each artist utilises language and the literary in dialogue with image-making to harness the intertextual, as archival photographs and stock footage are transformed through repetition, re-staging and re-imagining. Representation of western history through both image and text, with the inherent parallels between historical and photographic truth - and the legacy of radical image/text practice in the 1970s and 1980s - are central to the development of this exhibition.
Mathilde ter Heijne
(play)ground-less: Collaboration, Creativity, Authorship
A day of talks and performance
16 Jan 2016
Most conscious beings lack a permanent physical form
23 Jan 2016, 6-9pm
Wiki-edit-a-thon: Exhibition Histories
23 Jan 2016, all day
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