This new exhibition addresses the critical and artistic innovations that have been made possible through the sustained presence of a feminist space in Leeds. It will focus on the remarkable creative feminist productions that have emerged through the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, in particular the Pavilion Women’s Photography Centre, a space opened by Leeds graduates in 1983.
During the early 1980s, The Pavilion exhibited work by many important artists who were exploring the convergence between feminism and photography. This exhibition re-presents work that was shown at The Pavilion during the early 1980s by artists Jo Spence, Maud Sulter and Marie Yates. It also features Kali, a remarkable film by artist Sutapa Biswas who was a Fine Art student at the University of Leeds and a worker at The Pavilion. It will also present Griselda Pollock’s performance work to camera, Deadly Tales. and is programmed to coincide with a symposium on 16 & 17 December that will provide a moment for critical reflections and responses in the context of Griselda Pollock’s 40 years of work at Leeds.
24 November – 17 December 2017. Venue: Project Space, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies , University Road, Leeds LS2 9JT. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free: all welcome. More information.