Andrea Bowers

11 Apr 2018
30 May 2018
Kaufmann Repetto
via di porta tenaglia 7
Milan, 20121
Italy
Andrea Bowers, Tell Somebody It Happened, the God of the Sea is a Sexual Harasser (Originally from “The Faerie Queene”, Book III, Part VII, illustrated by Walter Crane, 1895 - 1897), 2018. Courtesy: the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milano / New York

Andrea Bowers, Tell Somebody It Happened, the God of the Sea is a Sexual Harasser (Originally from “The Faerie Queene”, Book III, Part VII, illustrated by Walter Crane, 1895 - 1897), 2018. Courtesy: the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milano / New York

Los Angeles-based Andrea Bowers is, self-admittedly, a feminist (‘I’ll be post-feminist in the post-patriarchy,’ she once stated) and an activist. On the occasion of her second show at Kaufmann Repetto, titled ‘Disrupting and Resisting’, she presents a new video, based on original footage she shot during the Women’s March in LA and other recent demonstrations, as well as new works on cardboard on the subject of gender equality. The neon piece Seven Banned Words (2018) lists the terms that President Trump has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid in its official papers and budget drafts: ‘vulnerable,’ ‘entitlement,’ ‘diversity,’ ‘transgender,’ ‘fetus,’ ‘evidence-based’ and ‘science-based’.

- Barbara Casavecchia