This is my city
Outros Portos – Outros Olhares exhibition was showcased at Maus Hábitos, in Oporto city (Portugal). It was dedicated to the theme of the feminine that resulted from the selection of photographic works by five female artists who work with the theme of the female conscience in their works. The show staged a visual narrative organized into two significant axes in the current framework of the debate about the place of women as a political subject and, in a more general context, in the grammar of contemporary feminisms.
The first axis develops in the questioning of the fixist essentialisms around the woman subject and the views, politically and culturally, hegemonic in the societies where these artists fit. These are territories of violence, symbolic or material, from which the work of artists Xing Danwen, Margarida Gouveia and Mina Ao emerge–instead of surrendering to fear and reactive embarrassment, they tried a sincere look at how these artists feel and reflect these situations. Peng Yun, on the other hand, explored female curiosity about gender and the female body in an exercise of pleasure and discovery.
In a second axis of this exhibition, subsidiary to a certain extent from the previous one, it proposed a reflection on the power of culture and of female leaders in political contexts with a low density of rights and in which the female subject assumes particular centrality in the micro-politics and dynamics of recurring cultural negotiation.
Curatorship: Clara Brito & Gu Zhenqing
Production Direction: Mariana Vitale
Production Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Content Digital Management and Comunication: Catarina R. Pereira, Diana Reis, Mariana VItale and Leonor Sá Machado
Press: Diana Reis
Montage: Kiko Richard
Cleaner: Manuela Pinto
Organization: Saco Azul e Maus Hábitos
Partnership: +853 Cultural Association
Internship: Diana Duarte
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