Strategies of Visibilization
Cultural studies scholars have addressed the systemic underrepresentation of women* in the art field. This results in an impoverished, male dominated art historical canon.
If art collections and exhibitions play a significant role in nation-building projects, should we not question whether there is a gender imbalance in the construction of national identity through art and culture?
“Strategies of Visibilization” presents all of the artists taking part in mumok’s exhibition program between 1998 and 2018, and compares the proportions of participation for each gender.
The installation thematizes the female representation of the “Global North” and the “Global South”, categories implied in the concepts of “Center” and “Periphery” of the art field.
In the installation, the audience can spatially experience the already widely discussed underrepresentation of women in the art world. From a subjective-critical perspective and by addressing questions about representation, positioning in the artistic field and power relationships within the museological context, I also seek to contribute to the debates about loss, mourning and restitution of women having been denied a position in the art field.
About by Claudia Sandoval Romero*
I am Claudia Sandoval Romero, a journalist and artist from Colombia who currently lives and works in Vienna. I work with media such as photography, text and video and for my artistic production I combine sociological methods with collective creation. My work consists in a reflection on institutional critique, feminism* and decolonialism. I count with a bachelor in Media Studies by the Valle University in Colombia, a master in New Media Art by the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and a master in Critical Studies by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Here I am also currently writing my dissertation in philosophy at the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies under supervision of Jens Kastner and with the support of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ÖAW.
Strategies of Visibilization by Claudia Sandoval Romero*
Vernissage: 31.08. 18–21:00
Finissage: 25.09. 18–21:00
Opening times: Fr, Sat, Sun 15:30–20:00
or by appointment, contact: claudiasandovalromero@gmail. com
Graphic Design: Marian Grabmayer
Images: Claudia Sandoval Romero*
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