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Solo exhibition

October 2-20, 2017

Anese Projects,

540 W50th St, #1A,

New York

in association with:

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Recent projects

FREE LOVE HURTS

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Council of People’s Commissars in Smolny Palace, Petrograd, circa December 1917. Alexandra Kollontai at centre, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin to her right. Image in the public domain, colour manipulated by Rachel Pearce

 

Bon Mott – Edward Ounapuu – Caroline Phillips – Jennifer Rooke – Callum Royle – Siying Zhou

Mailbox Art Space,

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

2 August – 2 September 2017
Opening night: Thursday 3 August, 6-8pm

This exhibition asks six contemporary artists to respond to the radical Soviet feminist activism of Alexandra Kollontai. A sexual revolutionary, an author and a diplomat, Kollontai served as one of the first women in the Bolshevik government’s inner circle after the 1917 Russian Revolution. She fought female oppression and argued that women’s emancipation should extend to their sexuality, as well as their traditional roles in society.

As many of Kollontai’s policies were overturned by Stalin in the 1920s, this exhibition stands as a reminder of feminism’s troubled path, and its powerfully optimistic future.

Curated by Rachel Pearce and Andrée Ruggeri

 

 

 

 

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