CLITICAL THINKING

Feb. 2 - March 11, 2017

Leader Stories Talk
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7 p.m.
Agnes Scott College
Campbell Hall
Frances Graves Auditorium

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, February 2, 2017
6-9 p.m.
Agnes Scott College
Dana Fine Arts Building
Dalton Gallery

Sponsored by the Departments of Art and Art History, Biology, Public Health and Women’s Studies. Made possible by The Bonnie Brown Johnson Women’s Health Lectureship Fund. 

UPRISE

January 17 – February 5, 2017

A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality

Due to popular demand, The Untitled Space is pleased to announce extended dates for the UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN group show. To conclude the exhibition, The Untitled Space will partner with Paddle8 on an exclusive benefit auction, with online bidding set to begin on February 5th. The auction will include many artworks featured in the UPRISE / ANGRY WOMAN exhibit, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the ERA COALITION’s Fund for Women’s Equality.

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
January 17 – February 5, 2017
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Weekends 11am – 6pm

THE UNTITLED SPACE
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013

HERSELVES
Dec. 14 - February 26

“The Blueproject Foundation presents “HerSelves”, which will be on show from the December 14th 2016 to February 26th 2017. Through a diverse and multiple cast of feminine voices and outlooks, the exhibition reflects upon what it means to think the position of women beyond the mere alterity within which traditional hegemonic discourse has confined it. Drawing upon their own personal experience, the artists reunited question cultural, social, private or symbolic features related to the female figure and its issues of representation, identity, liberation, intimacy, desire or perception.

The title of the exhibition is a reference to an interview held in 1975 by Julia Kristeva, titled “Unes Femmes” (published in Les Cahiers du GRIF), in which the renowned philosopher highlighted that “the fact that we can generalize the female condition should only encourage each woman to express her own individuality”. The aim of the exhibition is to draw near to such personal individualities, within an undeniable historical and social legacy, gathering women who assert their own personal aspirations and creations. Press release.



Sophia Wallace Counters the Cliches and Stigma of Radical Feminist Art​ 

"The work is a key reference in a new exhibition by Sophia Wallace, the New York-based conceptual artist known for her ongoing project Cliteracy: 100 Natural Laws. Wallace has dedicated the last four years to researching and raising awareness about the clitoris in her work that aims to dismantle taboos around female and feminized genitalia in the heteropatriarchy." Full review here

'Cliteracy' Artist Sophia Wallace on What It's Like When Your Work Goes Viral

"Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Sophia Wallace continues to make the case for the clit: that power-packed little organ whose complete anatomy was only "discovered" by a female urologist in 1998, almost 30 years after we put a man on the moon. Wallace's new show, OVER AND OVER AND OVER at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, builds on the demands of her viral mixed-media project CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws, insisting on repetition as a gesture of necessity." Full review here.

The conceptual artist’s latest show, OVER AND OVER AND OVER, amplifies her inquiry through intensely hued neons that shatter antiquated gender paradigms, illuminating the clitoris’ role in female sexuality and identity in a powerful message that rebels against the taboo, stereotypes and ignorance that have kept its truth hidden. Full review here.


"Made famous thanks to her Cliteracy project, an ode to clitoris that is both educational and fun, artist Sophia Wallace comes back with Over and Over and Over. With neon lights letters, the promising young feninist and queer artist is ready to dispel obscurantism that keep on overshadowing female sexuality." Full review here.

"L'artiste féministe Sophia Wallace expose en ce moment à la galerie Catinca Tabacaru à New York. Son idée ? Mettre en lumière le clitoris, cette partie du corps féminin encore taboue et toujours dans l'ombre.'" Continue here.

“In reality, it’s much bigger than most people think — about a quarter of it is visible, the rest is concealed. As artist Sophia Wallace put it in her 2015 [correction: 2012] piece CLITERACY, ‘it’s not a button, it’s an iceberg.’” Full review here.

Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week 
Sophia Wallace first came into my periphery when she made a splash at Scope New York several years ago with her iconic “CLITERACY” pieces. She continues with relating power with the clit- this time using a language of neon. Continue here.

"À New York, l'artiste Sophia Wallace expose des lettres de néons (clit') au sein de son projet Over and Over and Over pour dissiper l'obscurantisme autour de la sexualité féminine." More here.

“In Sophia Wallace’s photograph, Lee stands before an empty picture frame in black and white, their bare chest exposed beneath a leather jacket. Amongst the majority of images championing a woman’s right to present herself on her own terms, Wallace’s photograph challenges what we mean when we talk about “female bodies.” Full review here.  


“Queer conceptualist 
Sophia Wallace will also show work. Wallace is the genius behind CLITERACY, 100 NATURAL LAWS, a comprehensive breakthrough project for Wallace which used text-based objects and guerilla interventions in public space to dismantle taboos associated with the clit.” Full review here

“This exhibit presents the work of 20 very different female artists, each with their own visual aesthetic,” Cesarine mused. “It is extremely powerful to see a collection of multi-generational work by women on the subject of The Female Gaze.” Full review here



“It’s no secret that women artists are underrepresented in the art world, while their image, painted by the brushes of men, is one of the oldest artistic tropes. An upcoming show at Untitled Space challenges that unfair truth by presenting the work of 20 female artists depicting the female nude in an empowered, autonomous, and non-sexualized way.” Full review here. 

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