JODI BIEBER – MAKING FEMINISM
24 November – 02 February 2020
Syker Vorwerk – Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Amtmannsteich 3, D-28857 Syke
Opening: Sunday 24 November, 12 noon
Curator-tour: Sunday 15 December, 3 p.m.
Closing and curator-tour: Sunday 02 February, 4 p.m.
The political project of feminism requires the subject 'woman'. How this is to be defined proves to be highly complex. The oppression to which women are exposed, on the other hand, is far less abstract. For, the reality of their appearances can be clearly defined despite their abundance. The work of the South African artist Jodi Bieber, who has meanwhile become one of the most important photographers of our time, shows that this fact can become a starting point for artistic creation. In her work, she deals with socially relevant themes and draws attention to disparities, whether in her native South Africa or worldwide. While doing so, she claims to be a female photographer in a male-dominated world. Accordingly, she focuses her work on the reality of women beyond glamour.