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Alexis Hunter and Jo Spence
Richard Saltoun Gallery
curated by George Vasey

Exhibition Dates August 2013 - September 2013

 

Richard Saltoun is proud to announce a two person exhibition of works by Alexis Hunter and Jo Spence. The show brings together rare and previously unseen Phototherapy work from the Jo Spence estate alongside important feminist work from the mid-Seventies by Alexis Hunter. The exhibition offers an opportunity to view two artists work that have been hugely influential to the development of feminist art in the UK.

The exhibition represents the largest exhibition of Hunter's work in the UK since her presentation at Norwich Gallery in 2006, and follows Spence's major retrospective at SPACE and Studio Voltaire in 2012. Although both Hunter and Spence came from radically different backgrounds, training in painting and photography respectively each have brought new critical rigor to the genre of photographic portraiture. Utilizing role-play, re-enactment and story telling to interrogate forms of self representation within broader debates around the depiction of the female body.

Active at a time when woman were wholly underrepresented in the art world Hunter and Spence used their work to act out personal traumas and shift gender assumptions and cultural stereotypes. For both Hunter and Spence art was a tool for active social and cultural change, often utilizing the look of amateur snapshot photography - the camera became an instrument of democratic action.

The exhibition will be accompanied by new writing from Beth Bramich, Nina Wakeford, and Louisa Lee that will explore the legacies of Alexis Hunter and Jo Spence to a current generation of female cultural workers.

 
 
Woman : The Feminist Avant-Garde from the 1970s. Works for the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna
Festival Photo Espana
HELENA ALMEDIA, ELEANOR ANTIN, RENATE BERTLMANN, VALIE EXPORT, ESTHER FERRER, ALEXIS HUNTER, SANJA IVEKOVIC, BIRGIT JURGENSSEN, KETTY LA ROCCA. LESLIE LABOWITZ, SUZANNE LACY, SUZY LAKE, ANA MENDIETA, RITA MYERS, MARTHA ROSLER, CINDY SHERMAN, ANNEGRET SOLTAU, HANNAH WILKE, MARTHA WILSON, FRANCESCA WOODMAN, NIL YALTER
exhibition runs: June 4 - September 1, 2013
Location:Circulo de Bellas Calle Alcala 42 Madrid
  ALEXIS HUNTER - APPROACH TO FEAR MASCULINITY -EXORCISE 1976
 
BE A MAN!
SUMMERIA LUNN GALLERY
CLAUDE CAHUN / ALEXIS HUNTER / MAHTAB HUSSAIN / ALI KAZIM LITTLEWHITEHEAD / MIGUEL RAEL / HANK WILLIS THOMAS
Exhibition runs: 14th March to 19th April 2013
Location: 36 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 5AB


     
FANS OF FEMINISM
Cass Gallery, Central House.

15th Feb to 23rd February 2013. .

 

THEME: Work will relate to feminist ideas, issues, artists, history of feminism or feminist art. Since feminism is about equality and how we live in the world, a wide range of issues are relevant. The show is based on the principle of temporal drag, creating active dialogue between the feminist ‘mythologies’ that influence us and the contemporary issues we experience. It will demonstrate the relevant, practical and positive impact the feminist art continuum has had, and continues to have, on the lives of women and men, and provide a debate within contemporary feminist discourse, whilst relating to and referencing the strong tradition of feminist art history and criticism.

 

CURATED: Feminist Art Cass team

CONTACT: feministartcass@phonecoop.coop

     

 

TAKING MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS
ROSE ENGLISH
ROSE FINN-KELCEY
ALEXIS HUNTER
CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
VENUE: KARSTEN SCHUBERT AND RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERIES LONDON

DATES: 23 JANUARY- 8TH MARCH 2013

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Renegotiating The Body, Feminist Art in 1970s London

by Kathy Battista, published by I.B. Tauris London
LONDON ART FAIR
VENUE: ISLINGTON, LONDON

DATES: 18 - 22 JANUARY 2012


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20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR
VENUE: THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU

DATES: 14 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2011

TIMES: Wed 3–9pm; Thurs 11am–8pm; Fri/Sat 11am–7pm; Sun 11am–6pm


For further information telephone: +44 (0)20 8742 1611 or email: info@britishartfair.co.uk

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LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR
RICHARD SALTOUN
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
2011

    

Alexis Hunter Self Portrait 1977 

 

London Art Fair

 

stand 34 RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERY

18-22 January 2011

  Alexis Hunter, Portrait of Charles Thomson

 

me maskuline

King's College London, The Strand, London, United Kingdom

Monday, October 25 at 6:30pm - October 29 at 5:00pm  

Inside Out Festival
‘me maskuline’ is an exhibition of photography and video works focused on the fakery of masculinity – a fakery that all too often leads to violence. Instigated by exhibiting artist Alex Brew, the show includes works spanning 30 years by Oreet Ashery, Rosie Gunn, Alexis Hunter, Derek Jackson, Del LaGrace Volcano, Tracy Allen, Katy Norton and Grace Lau.. The artists come together around their focus on their own relationship to masculinity. They give masculinity meaning only to strip it bare again. Clock the sheer cheek of the work. Banned, torn off walls and labelled a ‘violence towards men’ it rears its head and stares back again. Clock the risk-taking and the breaks with gender conventions of ‘Chain Reaction’ ‘scaling buildings to get to the top of the world to perform [their] radical perversions for the camera.’ Clock the woman approaching men in public places and asking them to remove items of clothes in a more private space. Clock the young woman in baggy clothes asking a buff man to wrap himself in cling-film for the series ‘Bound’. Clock the woman passing as male to dance at a huge men-only religious festival in Israel.

As we hold the mythological male’s gaze – seemingly all powerful, superior, a show of musculature and authority – will the work act as a catalyst for violence or for change? This exhibition is curated by Alex Brew. The exhibition and the opening night panel are organised and hosted by the Centre for Culture, Media & Creative Industries, in conjunction with Queer@King’s & with support from the ESRC.


Free, open to all. Opening times: Monday 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5.00pm – 8.00pm, Friday 1.00pm – 5.00pm

 
 
RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERY
MULTIPLIED: CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS FAIR
15 - 18 October 2010
Christie’s South Kensington
Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RD

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This Could Happen To You
  Ikon in the 1970s
IKON GALLERY BIRMINGHAM


Alexis Hunter's The Object Series 1974 will be shown.

The exhibition opens on 20 July - 5 SEPTEMBER 2010.

Symposium 4-5 th September 2010

TEL + 44 (0)121 248 0708

1 Oozells Square, Brinleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

     
  ALEXIS HUNTER - APPROACH TO FEAR MASCULINITY -EXORCISE 1976
 
me maskuline
  ArtsBar, Camberwell


An exhibition of photography and video works focused on masculinity, curator Alex Brew.


featuring artists Oreet Ashery, Alex Brew, Rosie Gunn, Alexis Hunter, Derek Jackson, Del LaGrace Volcano and Grace Lau.

Combining work spanning 30 years, the exhibition includes images last exhibited in London in the 70s.
Alexis Hunter's 'Approach to Fear XVII: Masculinisation of Society - exorcise' was last shown in London at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1979, the same year it was banned from Ireland. She will also show new, previously unshown work featuring Stuckist ringleader Charles Thomson.


The exhibition opens on 26th July- 8th August 2010.

     
ALEXIS HUNTER  DOMESTIC WARFARE 1979

 

No such Thing As Society

opens at the
National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff 4 July - 4 October 2009

Artists included:
Keith Arnatt, John Benton Harris, Ian Berry, Derek Boshier, Victor Burgin, Vanley Burke, David Butterworth, David Chadwick, Tarik Chawdry, John Davies, Ian Dobbie, Peter Fraser, Gilbert & George, Paul Graham, Brian Griffin, Christine Hobbeheydar, Alexis Hunter, Phillip Jones-Griffiths, Chris Killip, Bob Long, Markéta Luskacová, Ron McCormick, Peter Marlow, Daniel Meadows, Peter Mitchell, Raymond Moore, Tish Murtha, Martin Parr, Gilles Peress, Tony Ray-Jones, Jurgen Schadeberg, Graham Smith, Chris Steele-Perkins, Homer Sykes, Paul Trevor.

 

      
 

Henry Armytage Sanders, 1918 Royal NZ Returned and services Association Collection

À vous jeunes désabusés,
À vous de porter l'oriflamme
Et de garder au fond de l'âme
Le goût de vivre en liberté.
Acceptez le défi, sinon
Les coquelicots se faneront

Au champ d'honneur.
lieutenant-colonel John McCrae

We Passed By 
multimedia installation shown in Pas de Calais, France

Includes WW1 photographs from New Zealand Soldiers (with permission from The Alexander Turnbull Library of New Zealand)
11th of to 13th September 2009
artist's statement
      
 

ALEXIS HUNTER  THE OBJECT SERIES 1974-5

 

We Are Unsuitable For Framing

The National Gallery of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

- will include the artists Alexis Hunter, Judy Darragh, Margaret Dawson, Jacqueline Fraser, Christine Hellyar, Christine Webster , Hye Rim Lee, Vivian Lynn, Lauren Lysaght, Julia Morison, Anne Noble, Fiona Pardington, Lisa Reihana, Caroline Rothwell and Barbara Kruger.
The exhibition presents a group of works that address aspect of how we perform and represent ourselves. The works explore aspect of identity, the feminine, the masculine, sexuality and mythology.
Charotte Huddleston, Curator Contemporary Art, Te Papa.
20th of December 2008 to mid-April 2009
      

 

20 image Approach to Fear  III:Taboo - demystify photgraphic narrative sequence, detail no. 14

The National Gallery of New Zealand Te Papa has purchased two major Feminist Art Movement photographic series by Alexis Hunter, 'The Object Series 1974' and the 'Approach to Fear III: Taboo demystify 1976' narrative sequence, from Whitespace Gallery, Auckland.
       

 

Marina from Karma with Alexis Hunter's 'Contamination 1976'

KARMA INTERNATIONAL showing Alexis Hunter's photography at OPEN SPACE COLOGNE IN GERMANY April 2008
             

 

Hunter's Domestic Warfare photographic narrative sequence, a 100 image performance-photowork is to be shown for the first time in the Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition since 'Three Perspectives of Photography'.
Catalogue by Hayward Publishing,'No such Thing as Society' ISBN 978-1-85332-265-5

 


'Yes, No, Maybe' is a photographic series on sexual attraction in 1973-4,
	 street photographs taken in New York and London with the (female) photgrapher as voyeur.

Talk, 'Romantic Love and Sexual Hatred',10th Nov, 3pm, by Alexis Hunter at Winterthur, near Zurich in Switzerland during 'Aggression' Exhibition co-curated by Oliver Kielmayer and Dimitrina Sevova ''The Object Series' about the heterosexual female gaze and 'Dialogue with a Rapist' about racism and sexism on the street ...
Samstag,10. November,15 Uhr, Vorlesung und Prasentation ihrer Arbeit: in englischer Sprache: Radikaler Feminismus in the 1970ern / Sexuelle Kriegsfuhrung - Romantische Liebe und sexueller Hass.
'The Object Series',
	a 25 foot panel of paintings on canvas, on the objectifcation of men, working class culture and Art History, 1974 -5
Radical Feminist Painting 'Object Series' shown in Wack! at the National Museum of Women in The Arts in Washington DC USA
An abundance of insights," by Christopher Knight of the LA Times, April 29, 2007
"Thanks to the beautifully rendered Photorealist style, a lush assertion of feminine power enhances the erotic edge of its otherwise masculine imagery" Christopher Knight
Hunter interviewed about The Object Series on National Broadcasting News, NBC TV. 7/3/2007 (USA)

The Model's Revenge, photographic series on voyerism, the status of women in art, and Feminism.

2007 Radical Feminism in Dealer Gallery in Auckland New Zealand
www.whitespace.co.nz
"FEMINIST ART BUYS A FIGHT"- Wednesday April 04, 2007
By Adam Gifford Article in the NZ Herald
"It's a side-on shot of a male torso, naked from the waist up, leather trousered below, hand on hip holding a cigarette, New York's twin towers in ghostly shadow behind".
The New Zealand Herald

Back cover of the artist's book Alexis Hunter Radical Feminism in the 1970s

Alexis Hunter/ Radical Feminism in the 1970s
published by Norwich Gallery, Editor Lynda Morris.,
or order from this website here

wikipedia/alexis_hunter

for archive page on earlier shows go here

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