previews

  • Zoulikha Bouabdellah, L’Araignée (The Spider), 2013, painted steel, 37 3/8 × 54 × 60 5/8". From “Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists.”

    “Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists”

    WIELS Contemporary Art Centre
    Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
    February 14 - May 3

    Curated by Koyo Kouoh

    Bringing together the work of six women artists from throughout Africa, this exhibition seeks new definitions of black feminism in a global context via what promises to be a striking visual conversation. Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valérie Oka, Tracey Rose, and Billie Zangewa employ performance, photography, film, and video, investigating the terrain of the body to parse relationships between feminism and modernity. The exhibition will also survey representations of black women in contemporary art since the 1990s, featuring personal explorations and daring depictions of historical and cultural identities. Travels to Lunds Konsthall, Sweden, summer; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Lorraine, Metz, France, fall.