Dialogues

Art Projects curates a showcase of the most stimulating contemporary practice from across the globe, taking place at London Art Fair with large-scale installations, solo shows, and group displays.

Dialogues is a guest-curated section of Art Projects intended to encourage and foster relationships on a global scale. This year’s exhibition is curated by Misal Adnan Yildiz and consists of five pairs of UK-based and international galleries presenting selected works by women artists, with a high percentage of Non-European participants which includes indigenous practices from Maori, Kurdish, Asian, and African origins.

Nibar Gures, Double Headed Snake- Queer Desire is Wild, 2015. Courtesy of Galerie Tanja Wagner

About 2018 Dialogues

“The water is female; water is life and so we as women must stand with the water . . . We stand in prayer and in civil disobedience. We stand because we must protect our children and grandchildren.” (1) Standing Rock founder, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard This presentation is devoted to the female psyche; an examination of the nature and knowledge of women – a concept realised by a queer mind, raised by strong Anatolian women. The five pairs of galleries selected will also present a high percentage of Non-European participants including indigenous practices from Maori, Kurdish, Asian, and African origins. This is not just a matter of positive discrimination. As an affirmative action, it is reverse discrimination. Yes, the future is female.

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Paired galleries

 

Manuela Jardim, MMJ40. Courtesy of Perve Galeria

PERFORMANCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE: TIME IS FEMALE

P17a Perve Galeria, Portugal
P17b Mov’Art Gallery, Angola

Based on two interrelated strong proposals with recent works from Sónia Aniceto, Manuela Jardim, Marya Al Qassimi, Rita GT, and Keyezua. “Feminine Art Speech” responds to the Art History with capital letters which is written without contributions from women artists, whereas L’Ecole des Femmes reacts to Molière’s theatrical comedy referring to the colonialism of gender, diasporic and de-colonial feminisms, and Euro-Africa

 

Artist Rita GT. Courtesy of Movart

 

Fiona Pardington, Nabokov Past Future (detail). Courtesy of Starkwhite

AS AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL QUESTION: FORM IS FEMALE

P18a Stark White, Auckland
P18b Joana Bryant & Julian Page, London

A composed of a group show focusing on spatial relationships between internal tangents, geometry, frameworks pathways and codes from female points of abstract thinking with works from Silvia Lerin, Joella Wheatley and Ruth Solomons and a solo presentation from Maori photographer Fiona Pardington, which revisits the legendary author Vladimir Nabokov’s archive at the NYC public library.

 

Ruth Solomons, Dis-centric. Courtesy of Joanna Bryant and Julian Page

 

Nilbar Güreş, Leaving unicorn-world, 2016-2017. Detail. Courtesy of the artist, and Galerie Tanja Wagner

AS AN ONTOLOGICAL REALITY: IMAGE IS FEMALE

P19a Tanja Wagner Galerie, Berlin
P19b Hanmi Gallery , London

Includes not only a selection of works from Istanbul-Vienna based artist Nilbar Güreş, which places everyday life realities in theatrical settings that deal with cultural identity codes, especially female or queer, but also recent works from Yingmei Duan and Aisha Abid Hussain focusing on body politics, politics of representation and politics of space.  

 

Aisha Abid Hussain, Two, Not Together Series, 2014. Courtesy of Hanmi Gallery

 

Mehtap Baydu. Courtesy of Gallery Nev

NOT HISTORY BUT HERSTORY: MEMORY IS FEMALE

P20a Galeri Nev, Ankara
P20b Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland

Connecting performative aspects of sculptural production and methods of performative research with traditions of documentary photography and conceptual forms of ceramics. A solo presentation from NZ artist Gil Hanly with vintage prints, which depict an activist, gardener and feminist biography clearly speak with Mehtap Baydu’s recent works that depart from artist’s personal reference points and Nermin Kura’s approach of abstraction.

 

Gil Hanley. Courtesy of Bowerbank Ninow

 

Lotte Rose Kjær. Courtesy of IMT Gallery

PORTRAITS FOR FUTURE: FICTION IS FEMALE

P21a IMT gallery, London
P21b Alaska Projects, Australia

Bringing two group shows together investigating the relationships between contemporary forms of image production, tradition of portraiture, performative research and fictional writing. Works from Lotte Rose Kjær Skau, Paola Ciarska, Yelena Popova, Céline Berger are brought together by IMT Gallery with a collaboration with Division of Labour, and cross-diverse pieces from Angela Tiatia, Catherine Clayton-Smith, Kate Scardifield, Salote Tawale are selected by Sydney’s Alaska through an antipodean perspective.

 

Angela Tiatia, Walking the Wall, 2014. Courtesy of Alaska Projects

Past editions
Dialogues - Art Projects at London Art Fair 2017

Dallas Seitz, Accidental Sculpture 2. Courtesy of IMT Gallery

Dialogues 2017

The 2017 edition of ‘Dialogues’ presented collaborations between 10  UK and international galleries, and was curated by Miguel Amado.

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