“Some Like it Wrong”
Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Daniela Comani, Cécile Emmanuelle Borra, Stefania Gagliano, Sadie Memphis Hennessy, Lora Hristova, Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, Claudia Rossini aka Yamada Hanako, Alice Tatge
“Some Like it Wrong” explores the pornographic image through the lens of humour and indirect representation. The genitals disappear, multiply, become abstract… They are no longer the centrally perceived eroticism of the bodies. The image draws us into its deception, but its content continues to excite. Are the images essentially perverse or do we pervert the image? The works are displayed in unexpected places and ways in order to catch us by surprise. Curated by Giulia Casalini / CUNTemporary.
Claudia Rossini aka Yamada Hanako, Some Love Affairs (My Beds), 2013
22-24 May 2015
GENDEROTICA Festival at Nuovo Cinema Palazzo
Piazza dei Sanniti 9/A, 00185, Rome (San Lorenzo area)
Opening and performance by Alice Tatge: 22 May h 5:30pm
Workshop: 23 May h 4.30pm [details below]
Genderotica website http://genderotica2015.wix.com/genderotica2015
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Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French visual artist based in London and Paris. Her work employs a variety of media including photography, video, sculpture and text to examine themes related to gender, technology and personal biography. The human body, sexuality and desire are used as a vehicle for questioning new forms of gender representation. Berthon-Moine has exhibited in various group shows at venues including Wysing Art Centre, (Cambridge, 2014), La Suite Video (Mexico City, 2012), Mostyn Art Gallery (LLandudno, 2011), Southbank Centre (London, 2011) and AIR Gallery, (New York, 2009). She is currently pursuing an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London.
Daniela Comani is an Italian artist who lives and works in Berlin since 1989. Her multimedia work touches subjects related to history, language and gender. Selected exhibitions: The Self, National Academy Museum (New York, 2015), Autoritratti – Iscrizioni del femminile, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna (Bologna, 2013), Le Printemps de Septembre, Musée Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, 2012), 54th Venice Biennale, San Marino Pavilion (Venice, 2011), Just Different!, Cobra Museum (Amsterdam, 2008), Transmediale08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2008), I Queerelanti, Neon>Campobase (Bologna, 2008), History will repeat itself, KW (Berlin, 2007), The Eighth Square – Gender, Life and Desire in Art Since 1960, Museum Ludwig (Cologne, 2006).
Cécile Emmanuelle Borra
Cécile Emmanuelle Borra is a French born artist, graduate of Goldsmiths College. Much of her work explores notions of desire and examines the commodification of the body, investigating the supremacy of the gaze by trying to re-locate it onto a phallic symbol. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally, including solo show Kaleidoscopes at Sketch (London, 2009) and group shows Helmut Newton Ladies Nights, curated by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, at the Royal Academy (London, 2008), Uncut, ICA (London, 2003), Re-Sign, K-salon Gallery (Berlin, 2010), Where The Men Met, Kulturhuset (Stockholm, 2011) and Summer Show, A.I.R gallery (New York, 2012). Residencies and grants include AA2A at Chelsea College of Art (London), ULTRAMICHKA (Pau), Firstsite (Colchester) and NFK (Stockholm).
Stefania Gagliano is an Italian artist and graduate in Visual and Performing Arts in Venice and holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In her works she explores the difficulties of living and feeling at home within a body, together with denouncing the hipocrisy of a society that believes to have gained gender equality and sexual freedom. Selected solo exhibitions: Farfalle e gastriti, Art Ekyp (Modena, 2013), Il nome della donna non compare, Ninapì-nesting Art Gallery (Ravenna, 2013), Organiche interazioni, Spazio Gerra (Reggio Emilia, 2011). Selected group shows: Biennale del Disegno (Ravenna, 2014), NADSAT__/rituali e linguaggi della giovinezza/, Gallerie Civiche di Palazzo Ducale (Pavullo, 2012), I can see from a white canvas, Cà del Duca (Venice, 2004).
Sadie Memphis Hennessy
Sadie Hennessy is a Whitstable-based artist (UK). Recent solo shows include Strange Hungers, WW Gallery (London, 2012) and More Strange Hungers, A.Brooks Art (London, 2013) and Something For The Weekend, Sir? A. Brooks Art (London, 2014). She holds an MA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s, London and has won the Jealous Graduate Art Prize in 2010. She specialises in collage and print-making, with the occasional foray into installation, including her famously controversial My First Tattoo (children’s tattoo parlour) for the Whitstable Biennale (June 2014). She recently won a commission for a public art project in Margate, Souvenirs of Cliftonville (Feb 2015) which culminated in a big solo show at Resort Studios (Margate).
Lora Hristova, born in Bulgaria, works across different mediums, engaging with issues of identity and sexuality from a feminist and psychoanalytical perspective. Inspired by mainstream pornography, her work considers the cultural, psychological and social impact of the sex industry. Since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s in 2009 she has exhibited across London with work touring Bulgaria and screenings in Berlin. Her first major solo show was held at The Zabludowicz Collection in March 2013. Her work is part of The University of the Arts Collection, The Zabludowicz Collection and private collections in London including those of Les Mes and Tracy Emin.
Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo
Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo is an American artist based in Berlin. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and later the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (Poland). Over the last few years D’Angelo’s work has evolved into a more research based art practice that encompasses political issues concerning the politics of representations regarding class, race, sexuality and gender. Recently, D’Angelo begun to explore the production of race in both transnational spaces and urban areas within Eurocentric and American media zones. Her work attempts to reject the restrictive categories of identity in order to adopt a more plural way of experiencing race, gender and sexual relationships. D’Angelo’s work has been featured in Art in America, Huffingtonpost, Kenzo’s Kenzine and she has exhibited in Volta Artfair (Basel), Galerie Suvi Lehtinen (Berlin), September Gallery (Berlin), and was the 2014 studio grant holder from District Berlin.
Claudia Rossini aka Yamada Hanako
Yamada Hanako currently lives in Venice, where she studied Visual Arts, graduating from IUAV and the Academy of Fine Arts. In the last few years, Yamada’s artistic journey has focused on two main subjects: the representation of Venice and the imagery surrounding female sexuality. Her artworks have been exhibited throughout international festivals and institutions, including: GU Tophane-i Amire Culture Center (Istanbul, 2010), Venice Film Meeting (Venice, 2011), BJCEM (Thessaloniki, 2011), Italian Embassy in Washington DC (Washington, 2011), Santorini Biennial of Arts (Santorini, 2012), House of Electronic Arts (Basel, 2012); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice, 2014), Viafarini VIR (Milan, 2015).
Alice Tatge is an Italian/American director, choreographer and performer. Tatge’s work is located in the field of live art/mixed-media installation and is deeply rooted in her ongoing investigation of physicality and perception. Her practice includes the use of found objects, text, still photography, film and soundscape which she considers as an extension of her choreographic and compositional work. Her pieces have been exhibited in London at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Wapping Project, Trinity Laban, Waterside Contemporary, ArtsAdmin, Freud Museum, ICA and the Colchester Art Centre (Essex).
http://alicetatge.com | http://www.dyad.org.uk
Saturday 23 May h 4.30pm
“Erotic Perils: Slightly Porn or kind of Art?” An open discussion on the topic of censorship and feminist discourses.
Eyes Wild Drag, CUNTemporary and Archivio Queer Italia invite the public to a workshop/discussion on the issue of censorship through feminist perspectives on artworks with pornographic content. The participants will include some of the performers and artists of Genderotica festival. Discussion is open to all.