Gloria Anzaldúa / Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz / Giuseppe Campuzano / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha / Carola Dertnig / Cheryl Dunye / Renée Green / Marge Monko / Roee Rosen / Monique Wittig ...
An exhibition curated by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros
23 January – 13 April 2013
Opening: Tuesday 22 January 2013, 6pm - 9pm
In 1970, in the feminist text anthology Sisterhood is powerful, poet Robin Morgan proposed the neologism herstory to describe a historiographic programme reconstructing - or even literally inventing- a "History of women". Much more than a simple celebration of such or other female figure forgotten by History, herstory more ambitiously proposed to provide the premises for a feminist and queer rewriting of History, as opposed to positivist History, which not only proved to be unable to reveal the presence of minorities as political subjects in the course of History, but also contributed to the production of the conditions making them subalterns (Guha 1988 ; Preciado 2005). It is through the invention and diffusion of new writing technologies (such as the fictionalisation of archives, mythology, auto-history-theory, oral history, reenactment or temporal dislocation) that feminist and queer historiographies disrupt linear historical narrative processes.
* Monique Wittig, Les Guérillères, 1969 , translated by David Le Vay (1973)
This exhibition is the first part of the project "A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History"
Justine Frank, The Stained Portfolio, dessin et gouache sur papier, 33x38 cm, 1927-1928. Courtesy : Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv.