Tauiwi Feminism: how to be a good ally
Kate Lepper will introduce films which have made an impact on her recent work. In her words, Lepper experienced a shift in her politics “from a predominantly white-middle-class-European position to a feminism emerging from NZ's postcolonial context and Te Ao Maori (Maori worldview) in particular." The two films to be shown are;
'Bastion Point: Day 507' a documentary by Merata Mita.
"An important film that captures what is considered to be a significant event in the fight to gain redress for confiscated lands by tangata whenua (indigenous people)."
The 1980 film was restored in 2016 by Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, the audiovisual archive of New Zealand. Her copy was gifted to Lepper by Mita's son.
'Ovarian Psycos' a documentary by Kate Turnbull-La Valle and Johanna Sokolowski
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.
Kate Lepper is in the UK from New Zealand as a participant in the Hayward Touring Exhibition 'Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness' curated by John Walter and currently open at the Belfast MAC until January 14 2018. Kate’s visit to the UK has been made possible with the assistance of Creative NZ.
Please arrive at 7pm to settle in for a prompt 7.30pm start.
Philip Guston: A Life Lived
In conjunction with Paulina Michnowska's show, Away From The Inhabited Districts, we will be screening "Philip Guston: A Life Lived" this Saturday, April 16th. The film has been selected by the artist to prompt a discussion about the practice of painting, and what it means to be a painter.
We will be serving drinks and snacks from 7pm.
The screening starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Paulina's work will remain installed on the day, and we encourage you to come early if you have not yet seen her paintings and ceramics.
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ABOUT THE FILM
Running time: 58 min
Synopsis: Late in life, the artist looks back over a career that originated in social realism during the '30s, moved to the center of Abstract Expressionism, and culminated in a return to figuration. Filmed at his retrospective in San Francisco in 1980 and at his Woodstock studio, where Guston is seen painting, the artist speaks candidly about his philosophy of painting and the psychological motivation for his work.
In Sarah’s exhibition Going! Going! Gosh! formal and referential motifs sustain the representation of objects staged in virtual spaces. These concerns will be drawn out in a screening of moving image works by artists Sarah has selected, which inform her practice. The screening will be shown alongside the paintings inside the exhibition.