Exhibition Making

Theme Overview

Female Identities, Distances and Proximities in the South–South Dialogue

Andrea Giunta

I want to begin this essay with a series of piercing questions linked to the ways of narrating art history from modernity to contemporaneity in the Global South1

Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South

The exhibition explored distinct ways of representing the body by five women artists from the Global South: Bharti Kher, Nandipha Mntambo, Wangechi Mutu, Shirin Neshat and Berni Searle.

Liminal Identities in the Global South

Liminal Identities in the Global South explored hybridity and resistance in the artistic practices of seminal women artists from Latin America, alongside artists from the MENA region, the African diaspora and South Africa.

Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South

Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South presented the works of three pioneering women artists, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–1941) and Irma Stern (1894–1966).