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A Lens on Gender and Ecology

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A major group exhibition that explored the relationship between gender and ecology, and highlighted the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet.

Featuring around 50 international women and gender non-conforming artists, RE/SISTERS featured work from emerging and established artists across photography and film.

Works in the exhibition explored how women’s understanding of our environment has often resisted the logic of capitalist economies which place the exploitation of the planet at its centre. They were presented alongside works of an activist nature that demonstrated how women are regularly at the forefront of advocating and caring for the planet.

Reflecting on a range of themes, from extractive industries to the politics of care, RE/SISTERS viewed environmental and gender justice as indivisible parts of a global struggle. It addressed existing power structures that threaten our increasingly precarious ecosystem.

Some of the works in the exhibition featured nudity while some others explored themes including violence, race, environmental crises, and systemic injustice.

The exhibition contained some flashing images.

This exhibition was  made possible thanks to the generous support of our lead sponsor, Vestiaire Collective. We would also like to thank the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Fluxus Art Projects, and The High Commission of Canada in The United Kingdom for their additional support.

Vestiaire Collective logo - June

Participating artists

Laura Aguilar (US); Hélène Aylon (US); Poulomi Basu (India); Mabe Bethônico (Brazil); JEB (Joan E Biren) (US); melanie bonajo (The Netherlands); Carolina Caycedo (Colombia); Judy Chicago (US); Tee Corinne (US); Minerva Cuevas (Mexico); Agnes Denes (US); FLAR (Feminist Land Art Retreat) (Canada); Format Photography (UK); LaToya Ruby Frazier (US); Gauri Gill (India); Simryn Gill (Malaysia); Fay Godwin (UK); Laura Grisi (Italy); Barbara Hammer (US); Taloi Havini (Bougainville / Australia); Nadia Huggins (St Vincent & the Grenadines); Anne Duk Hee Jordan (Korea/Germany); Barbara Kruger (US); Dionne Lee (US); Zoe Leonard (US); Chloe Dewe Mathews (UK); Mary Mattingly (US); Ana Mendieta (Cuba); Fina Miralles (Spain); Mónica de Miranda (Angola/Portugal); Neo Naturists (Christine Binnie / Jennifer Binnie / Wilma Johnson) (UK); Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria); Josèfa Ntjam (France); Ada M. Patterson (Barbados); PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India) (India); Ingrid Pollard (UK); Zina Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria); Sim Chi Yin (Singapore); Susan Schuppli (Canada); Seneca Women’s Encampment for the Future of Peace and Justice (US); Fern Shaffer (US); Xaviera Simmons (US); Pamela Singh (India); Gurminder Sikand (India); Uýra (Brazil); Diana Thater (US); Mierle Laderman Ukeles (US); Andrea Kim Valdez (UK); Francesca Woodman (US)

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Every Friday from 5 – 8pm, entry to RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology is priced Pay What You Can.

Simply pick the price you can pay and enjoy the exhibition. If you're able to pay £16, you'll be helping to support our Visual Arts programme at the Barbican.

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