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A Lens on Gender and Ecology

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A major group exhibition exploring the relationship between gender and ecology, highlighting 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 is a new exhibition featuring work from emerging and established artists across photography and film.

Works in the exhibition explore how women’s understanding of our environment has often resisted the logic of capitalist economies which places the exploitation of the planet at its centre. They're presented alongside works of an activist nature that show 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 views environmental and gender justice as indivisible parts of a global struggle. It addresses existing power structures that threaten our increasingly precarious ecosystem.

We recommend spending 90-120 minutes in the exhibition.

Before you visit the exhibition, please note:

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

The exhibition contains some flashing images.

This exhibition has been 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.

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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.

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Video: Earthrise x RE/SISTERS

Exhibition ticket holders can join us from 7pm on Thu 23 Nov for a free evening of protest songs from Deep Throat Choir.




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