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CalendArt Of Exhibitions: Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists @Wiels, Brussels.

Thrilled about discovering the new exhibition at the Wiels, here is a little summary of what you will discover! 

Body Talk addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the late 1990s.  Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent (Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valérie Oka, Tracey Rose, Billie Zangewa) this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. 

In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object.  The critical resonance of a specifically African – and black – feminism, together with the spread of artistic practices to international networks, have given shape to the development of a black feminist art. 

An interesting exhibition which allows us to discover black feminist, art, tradition of activism and freedom of speech. 

Finish the exhibition with a little coffee or a Bionade at Kamilou, Wiels' cafeteria. An incredible place with the remains of the old Brewery machines!


From 14/02/2015 to 03/05/2015

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre

Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354 - 1190 Brussels

+32 (0)2 340 00 53

Tickets: 8 € Individual visitor I 0 € Children (12 years old), accompanied by their parents I 0 € Every first Wednesday of the month

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