Tallinn shows re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive

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re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive is a continually expanding, temporary performance archive travelling through six European countries from 2011 to 2013, presented on its own or within various exhibition formats and accompanying performances, lectures and workshops.  Starting on 28 August 2012, the performing archive will make a stop in the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn.

The archive, currently consisting of more than 153 artists, will be accompanied by an exhibition presenting the documentation and videos of four key-performances from the Baltic countries (Mare Tralla from Estonia, Cooltourists from Lithuania and PUSSY RIOT from Russia, a feminist punk-rock band from Moscow currently facing trial) and a programme of lectures, a seminar and screenings.

re.act.feminism presents feminist, gender critical and queer performance art from the 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions. The research focus is on Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, the US and several countries in Latin America. On its route through Europe this temporary archive will continue to expand through local research and cooperation with art academies and universities. It will also be ‘animated’ through exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions along the way, which will continuously contribute to the archive

Date:  28 August— 23 September 2012
Opening Hours:  Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM
Venue:  Tallinna Kunstihoone, Estonia

For a detailed programme and more information on the participating artists and lectures please visit www.kunstihoone.ee or http://www.reactfeminism.org/prog_tallinn.php.


Picture: Members of Pussy Riot performing on a platform in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. Photograph: Anna Artemeva/AFP/Getty Images