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On now - BODIES IN TROUBLE! | InFems & Asyl der Kunststiftung at Haus Kunst Mitte, Berlin

9th September 2022 – 15th January 2023

I N F E M S - I n t e r s e c t i o n a l F e m i n i s t A r t C o l l e c t i v e

c o m e s t o Berlin @ Haus Kunst Mitte

Art Exhibition: Bodies in Trouble!

InFems @ Haus Kunst, Heidestraße 54, 10557 Berlin, Germany

InFems art collective presents BODIES IN TROUBLE!


In our present time, all bodies are in trouble both ideologically and physically. Human-made climate change, the predation of nature, war, famine, pandemics, natural disasters and technological change have imperilled us. The body is the primary site where social and political power is exercised. A surface onto which concepts of desire, gender, and race are inscribed.

Through film, painting, prints, and text, BODIES IN TROUBLE! explores fragmented visceral bodies that bleed and breathe and lure and repel; endangered bodies fleeing from dystopian worlds that must renegotiate their autonomy, escaping abuse and violence. There are inappropriate, transgressive bodies who refuse to behave and play nice. Performing bodies, reliving historical trauma in order to emerge hopeful for the future.

The exhibition’s ten artists – five InFems and five Berlin-based women artists – represent a variety of social groups, differing in age, class, cultural origin, ethnicity and sexual orientation. All treat the human body as a starting point for their artistic research, questioning sociocultural ideals around body normativity. The issues they address are urgent: regulations placed on female bodies (abortion debates, sex workers’ rights); racism and domestic violence (on the rise throughout Covid); social attitudes to menstruation and

ageing. Still, they avoid despair. Orchestrating their own rescue, they map out opportunities for resilience, emancipation and empowerment.

Curated by Asyl der Kunst Stiftung curator, CEO and art historian Dr. Anna Havemann.


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