LIMA Presents: Representation, Gender and the Body

27/10/2021
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Sin Wai Kin - Tell me everything you saw, and what you think it means (2018, 5 min) Courtesy by Blindspot Gallery and the artist.

Wednesday, 27 October at LAB111, Amsterdam
Doors: 19:30 Program: 20:00
Price: 7,50,-  Free with Cineville 
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In combination with works from LIMA’s own collection, a selection of contemporary video works question to what extent ideas about the body, gender and representation continue to resonate in a 21st century digital context. Who is looking at whose body and through which gaze? What does it mean to place one's body in the public space (of the internet)? How can female identifying, queer and non binary people take ownership of their bodies (online) and disrupt the binary? 

The LIMA collection includes media artworks dating back to early video and performance art from the 1960’s to present day. In addition to the now defunct Netherlands Media Art Institute’s collection (NIMk), LIMA houses the collections of other institutions including the Lijnbaan Center, MonteVideo, Time Based Arts and de Appel. In the spirit of these past institutions LIMA has promoted the position of female identifying artists for many years. Because of this LIMA’s collection includes many works regarding the theme of female sexuality, the body and on the position of women in art and society. After research it became clear that the stories and perspectives on the theme of body and gender of queer artists of color, for example, are not (yet) represented within this collection. 

During the course of this evening LIMA presents works from its distribution collection as well as works by Sin Wai Kin, Molly Soda and Lena Kuzmich on the theme of representation, gender and the body. Q&A with artists Lydia Schouten and Lena Kuzmich moderated by Aynouk Tan afterwards. The evening is curated by Manique Hendricks.

The program:

During the course of this evening LIMA presents works from its distribution collection as well as works by Sin Wai Kin, Molly Soda and Lena Kuzmich on the theme of representation, gender and the body. Q&A with artists Lydia Schouten and Lena Kuzmich moderated by Aynouk Tan afterwards. The evening is curated by Manique Hendricks.

Sin Wai Kin - Tell me everything you saw, and what you think it means (2018, 5 min) Courtesy by Blindspot Gallery and the artist
Sin Wai Kin - She Was More Than the Sum of My Parts (2016, 3 min) Courtesy by Blindspot Gallery and the artist
Molly Soda - Touch To Play (2017, 3 min)
Lena Kuzmich - Inside the House of Neverlasting Love (2020, 8 min)
Lydia Schouten, Sex Object (1979, 8 min excerpt)
Valérie Pavia- De la séduction (1998, 3 min)
Elodie Pong - Je suis une bombe (2006, 6 min)
 

Artists that have worked in the Netherlands are welcome at any point to submit their work for distribution at LIMA. Please include additional information such as a resume and a brief synopsis and send an email to theuszwakhals@li-ma.nl.

Thank you to the wonderful support of the AFK for making us able to realise this event!

Image credit: Sin Wai Kin - Tell me everything you saw, and what you think it means (2018, 5 min) Courtesy by Blindspot Gallery and the artist.