HOME GIRLS — WOMEN REDEFINING THE DOMESTIC SPHERE
Join Contemporary Lynx and Calvert 22 Foundation for an evening exploring domesticity, private space, the Internet, and gender with a new generation of women artists, including a panel discussion, moving image artworks and a drinks and music reception, to accompany the exhibition Family Values: Polish Photography Now.
About the evening
With the rise of social media as a platform for self-expression and the growing infringements placed on women’s bodies through social and political policies, how is the domestic sphere changing for women?
For Zofia Rydet, who undertook an enormous feat of photographing all the households in Poland in the latter half of the twentieth century, the family portrait in the interior, private space of the home became the motif of domesticity.
Over 20 years since Rydet’s passing, how do we distinguish between the private and the domestic sphere? How have online platforms become a collective space of resistance for migrants, subversive ageing bodies, and queer sexualities and genders? The subject of domesticity continues to intrigue a new generation of women artists. We invite three creative female voices to give us a fresh take on what the domestic space means to them.
The panel discussion ‘What does the domestic sphere mean for women today?’ will be followed by a drinks reception with music by DJ Stav B.
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Thursday 5th July 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm