25 May 2023
FLIPA. ART GALLERY
‘UNSUBMISSIVE GAZES’, a collective exhibition that presents alternative gazes on the body and desire through the work of eleven artists, spanning through painting, sculpture, photography and installation.
«The first feminist gesture is to say: “OK, they’re looking at me. But I’m looking at them”. The act of deciding to look, of deciding the world is not defined by how people see me, but how I see them»
(Agnès Varda, Filmer le désir: voyage à travers le cinéma des femmes, 2000).
For centuries, art history, film and visual culture have been shaped by an hegemonic and omnipresent gaze, anchored in the patriarchal system, that has dominated the representation of the body and constructed our way of looking at the
To decide which bodies are seen and which are made invisible, and above all
the ways in which they are presented, has been a choice available to few, employed to
further a very particular way of seeing, objectifying and sentencing these bodies to
passivity and taking away their own gaze.
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