Yasmina Haddad at "We need more than one term for these big things", Heiligenkreuzerhof, Wien till January 25, 2020
We need more than one term for these big things
Curated by Melanie Ohnemus
with Lilli Thiessen, Louise Lawler, Trisha Donnelly, Ei Arakawa, Cinzia Ruggeri, Greg Parma Smith,
Sophie Gogl, Yasmina Haddad, Andrea Fraser, Tonio Kröner, Bonnie Camplin, Nicole Wermers, Miranda July, Ernst Yohji Jaeger
The exhibition "We need more than one term for these big things" presents artworks that show tendencies of an already emancipated feminism. This is an exploration of a kind of speculative feminism not derived from a place of lack but rather from the assertion of already emancipated positions standing in equitable communication with other disciplines. This starting point also includes the question as to the representative functions bestowed on the word feminism, and, knowing of the historicity of the discourse, how it can be possible to posit a distinct feminism as an approach within a subjectively informed ethics of adequate behaviour. This means not merely negotiating contexts in the light of their preconditions and in symbolic terms, but also including already existing arrangements within different systems and institutions in conceptual and formal decisions concerning the production of different formats, and editing these accordingly.