MMKA, Arnhem

Being (T)here

Zanele Muholi
Being (T)here, Documentation of intervention, red light district, Amsterdam ,
Photographer: Sean Fitzpatrick; Image courtesy of Michael Stevenson Gallery

SEE LISTING Looking Back

Berni Searle
Looking Back, Colour Photograph ,


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Dineo Bopape, Zanele Muholi and Marlene Dumas at MMKA, Arnhem

This winter, the MMKA combines installations, photographs and videos by the South African artists Dineo Bopape (1981) and Zanele Muholi (1972) with a presentation of work from the year 1980 by Marlene Dumas (1953). The exhibition traces the formal and thematic relationships that emerge, including the use of found material, the sensual pleasure in the processes of collage, the display of the body, and the portrait as a metaphor. Their means of imagining is embedded in sharp critical reflection, making clear that despite the generation gap, this is a strong common source from which all three artists draw.

18 December 2010 - 13 March 2011

Berni Searle at MMKA, Arnhem

From poster activists to virtual cyber art, forty years of art history are on display in ‘Rebelle’. This exhibition focuses on works by female artists who are or have been greatly inspired by feminism. While the topic of art and feminism has both champions and opponents, everyone is in agreement about one thing: feminism permanently changed the artistic landscape.

‘Rebelle’ brings together work from different generations and parts of the world. Berni Searle (1964) who often uses natural pigments and changes the color of her skin with them – recalling the spice trade and colonization – is, for example, influenced by Cuban American Ana Mendieta’s (1948-1985) “earth prints.” The Guatemalan Regina Galindo (1974) belongs to a generation of performance artists that use their bodies to question chaos and violence in their societies. Her work recalls that of Gina Pane.  Works by Zanele Muholi and Dineo Bopape will also be exhibited.
Newspaper clippings, documentaries and photos add another layer to ‘Rebelle’. The art is placed in the context of important social developments, the changing position of women, and ‘action’ and intervention in the art world in particular.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

30 May 2009 - 23 August 2009