Art in Print

Björk virtual reality exhibition to go on show at Somerset House

 
An exhibition celebrating the vast and experimental visual repertoire of the Icelandic singer Björk is to be held at Somerset House this autumn. Björk Digital will showcase the works created by the avant garde musician that have accompanied her music over the past two decades, celebrating how she has pushed the boundaries of art and technology.

 

The show will include never-before-seen work by Björk, as well as invite audiences to interact with performances such as the video for Stonemilker, in which she sings on a remote beach in Iceland, through 360-degree virtual reality headsets.

 

Björk Digital will be at Somerset House 1 September-23 October.

 

Via The Guardian 

 

Feminist art activists the Guerrilla Girls get first dedicated UK show

 
Three decades after they first began exposing inequality in the art world, a group of anonymous mask-wearing feminist activists called the Guerrilla Girls are to get their first dedicated UK show. The group will this summer survey more than 400 European galleries to explore whether museums are reflecting the full diversity of art and art history.

 

The Guerrilla Girls were founded in New York in 1985, each member taking the name of a dead woman artist as a pseudonym, for example Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe. In public they hide their identities behind gorilla masks.

 

The Guerrilla Girls show, titled Is It Even Worse in Europe? will run from 1 October to 5 March 2017 and be part of an autumn programme at the Whitechapel Gallery that will also include a solo show of work by the South African artist William Kentridge.

 

Via The Guardian 

 

Photographer Laia Abril reveals her history of misogyny in a new exhibition

 
Photographer Laia Abril, 30, is the protagonist of the exhibition “A History of Misogyny, Chapter 1: On Abortion” at Magasin Électrique, Arles. The photographer, who comes from Barcelona, is a conceptualist artist who tells metaphorical stories about difficult subjects using a mixture of research and whatever raw material comes to hand: found photos, her own images, family photographs, personal testimonies, official archives, interviews and diaries.

 

The artist said: “My project begins in the 19th century. Back then, the problems facing women trying to control their reproduction were medical and technological. Now we live in a technological age and the problems women face are linked to politics and religion. But in many countries, where abortion is still illegal, they have to resort to life-threatening procedures. So for them, nothing has changed.”

 

Via The Guardian