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Curatorial: 2016′ Secret Agent at the Guest Project, London

  9th – 30th January 2016 Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment. Artists; Sarah Beddington, Beth Collar, Aleksandra Domanović, Mathilde ter Heijne, Aura Satz, Maud Sulter, Niina Vatanen and Ye Funa Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship in contemporary art practices. The artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives, often through the specificity of lens-based media. Acts of image-making, archiving, or guerrilla information tactics enable visibility and challenge relationships between author and authority. Each artist utilises language and the literary in dialogue with image-making to harness the intertextual, as archival photographs and stock footage are transformed through repetition, re-staging and re-imagining. Representation of western history through both image and text, with the inherent parallels between historical and photographic truth – and the legacy of radical image/text practice in the 1970s and 1980s – are central to the development of this exhibition. The enabling of voice(s) of authorship whereby subjectivity is activated in order to challenge the …

Curatorial: 2015′ Secret Agent at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

Secret Agent | The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki 4 September 2015 – 16 October Private View: 3 September 2015, 5-7pm Judith Barry Beth Collar Chiara Fumai Mathilde ter Heijne Maud Sulter Niina Vatanen Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship and forms of collaboration in contemporary photography and film making practices. The six artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives through the specificity of lens-based media. Acts of image-making, archiving, and guerilla information tactics enable visibility and challenge relationships between author and authority.