Exhibition

Witch

15 Nov 2014 – 24 Nov 2014

Event times

18th Nov 6.45-8pm: Nicola McCartney talks to Heidi Sincuba and Agata Cardosa about their work in the show

23rd Nov 12-3pm: Broomstick making and discussions about ‘Witch’ with the artists

Cost of entry

Free

A-side B-side Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Witch is an outsider, powerful, inhabiting myths, folk & fairy tales, contemporary books for adults & children and also films; persecuted in the everyday, across centuries and across continents.

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As an image, Witch can be seen as wise, caring, magical, but she is often shown as dangerous or represented as ugly, old, hunched, or as a seductress therefore presented to children as tantalising, frightening & strange.  Misogynist, stereotyped ideas about women are deeply embedded in these images. She is so full of ambiguity that patriarchy aims to contain her in good or evil, but she eludes this binary as one female stereotype outside patriarchal control.

Like Witch, women are magical, quirky, determined to reach our unknown potential, as the powerful people we are and can be.  Witch is reclaimed, a new dynamic icon.

FANS OF FEMINISM’s fourth London mixed media show, ‘WITCH’ connects - with ladders, office cabinets, menstruation, longing and birds - to this diverse & fascinating concept, and to the persecution which it may entail.  WITCH will be ‘magic’d’ up, unbound, by contemporary, well known and emerging feminist artists, who conceptually re-imagine her intertwined facets.  

“Witches are NEVER AFRAID.” Sarah Sparkes

 

Curators

Seana Wilson

Caroline Halliday

Exhibiting artists

Oriana Fox

Sarah Sparkes

Sutapa Biswas

Cibele Alvarenga

Heidi Sincuba

Isabella Della-Porta

Maureen Burdock

Agata Cardosa

Vika Verb

Seana Wilson

Titus Davies

Caroline Halliday

Ami Evelyn

Carla Cruz

Sadie Hennessy

Florens Lea

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