MANIFEST Yourself! (Queer) Feminist Manifestos since the Suffragettes

"The exhibition MANIFEST Yourself! aims to demonstrate the unabated vitality of (queer) feminist manifesto culture since the suffragettes and reflect its variegated, sometimes contradictory aspects. To do so, it surveys different regions, cultural contexts and media. For the first time, it includes manifestos in the form of texts, sculptural objects, installations, soundtracks, videos and performances, as well as documents on the history of feminist manifestos. Numerous manifestos will be made accessible in a research lounge and in the publication accompanying the exhibition. The cooperation partners alpha nova & galerie futura, re.act.feminism e.V., the Academic Network of Eastern Europe e.V. as well as Elena Zanichelli (Mariann Steegmann Institut | Kunst & Gender) and students of the University of Bremen are planning the presentation of their own projects in dialogue with the exhibition theme. On the opening night, FRZNTE and Luïza Luz will realize a Sound Manifesto developed for MANIFEST Yourself!"  

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BERLIN, GERMANY, 2022 - 2023

Photos: Galya Feierman
Luïza Luz composed a 17' sound piece for the performance with FRZNTE for the opening of Manifest Yourself! Queer Feminist Manifestos Since the Suffragettes.

The publication showcases the undiminished vitality of the culture of the (queer) feminist manifesto since the suffragettes and reflects its colorful and sometimes contradictory facets, focusing on a variety of regions, cultural contexts, and media. The book provides access to numerous manifestos and documents and expands on the exhibition of the same title at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. With essays by Valeria Schulte-Fischedick, Rita Laura Segato, Luise von Nobbe and statements by Lynda Benglis and VNS Matrix.

Artists: Ouassila Arras, Rufina Bazlova, Lynda Benglis, Monica Bonvicini, Lizzie Borden, Andrea Bowers, Janet Burchill/Jennifer McCamley, Ulrike Flaig, Ceal Floyer, FRZNTE/Kolbeinn Hugi, Luïza Luz, Regina José Galindo, Guerrilla Girls, Holzinger/Sahihi, Bojana S. Knežević/Katarina Petrović (Femkanje), LASTESIS x Pussy Riot, Signe Pierce/Alli Coates, Tabita Rezaire, Marinella Senatore, Beth Stephens/Annie Sprinkle, VNS Matrix, Del LaGrace Volcano, and Billie Zangewa.

92 pages, 40 color images, softcover with flaps
24 × 33 cm