Margaret HarrisonDanser sur les Missiles
Co-founder of the London Women’s Liberation Art Group in 1970,Margaret Harrison (1940, Yorkshire) is one of England’s most committed feminist artists. The BPS22 is giving her centre stage in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Belgium.
Known for her drawings of big-breasted US comic book superheroes in stilettos and mischievously subverted art history icons, Margaret Harrison focusses on a humorous deconstruction of the dogmas governing sexist popular imagery in our society.
Drawing on social and political concerns, her work is also observational. Many of her installations are based on photographs, interviews and images produced by the mass media, dealing with the relationship between gender and class from a feminist perspective. Both alone and as part of a collective, she pursues a sociological analysis of women’s working conditions following the 1970s industrial crisis in Great Britain, domestic violence and even nuclear weapons.
Through a body of work covering her entire career from the early 1970s to the present day, the exhibition Dancing on the Missiles [Dancing on the Missiles] bears witness to the commitment of this artist who has placed her activism and humour at the service of radical art for almost 50 years.
Curator: Fanny Gonella, Director 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine
EXHIBITION: 20.02 > 23.05.2021
An exhibition produced by 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain in Metz [Regional Contemporary Arts Fund in Metz]) in collaboration with the BPS22 Museum of art of the Hainaut Province.