In Emergency Break Glass: The Feminist Takeover Thursday Late

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From suffragette smashing windows in the gallery to a breathtaking exhibition of female surrealists, Manchester has a rich heritage of stereotype-smashing women. Yet society, and the art world, is still dominated by men. 

‘In Emergency Break Glass’ is this thursday’s Thursday Late at Manchester Art Gallery. Launching International Women’s Day 2015 and the Wonder Women programme of events, it brings together the North’s best emerging female contemporary artists, performers & creatives to challenge the male-dominated artistic canon, respond to the gallery’s artworks and inspire attendees.

 

It brings together the North’s best emerging female contemporary artists, performers & creatives to challenge the male-dominated artistic canon

 

Curated by Kate Freeborough and Anne Louise Kershaw with The Feminist Takeover team (made up of feminist artists, curators, writers and researchers, Camilla Mørk Røstvik, Emily Steele, Helen Mather, protagonists from For Book’s Sake & Stirred Poetry). The Feminist TakeOver #FeministTakeover will run from 5.30-8, with events beginning in the Atrium at 6pm. Audiences are invited to tour the new contemporary exhibition that we have installed within the permanent collection.

Live performances are scheduled all evening throughout the gallery and within the Feminist Takeover hub in the Atrium, and audiences are welcomed to explore the issues for themselves via the interactive arts & artist discussions that will be occurring throughout the evening in the Atrium space.

By giving self-identified women a voice in the context of Manchester Art Gallery the Feminist Takeover aims to encourage discussion and explore the issues around the representation of women within the gallery, the art world and the wider society.

This is an emergency. Join them in smashing patriarchy with art!!!

Artists & performers confirmed: Deborah Barrett, Sadie Blythin, Nina Bristow, Jennifer Campbell, Nicola Canavan, Ella Deacy, Nicola Ellis, Riikka Enne, Sarah Greaves, ILL, Robyn Nichol, Mighty Heart Theatre Company, Hazel Roberts, Sarah Sanders, Debbie Sharp, Diane Shufflebottom, Corrine Streetly, UTR

 

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