With the international group exhibition ‘Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0’ the Museum for bildende Künste Leipzig is the first museum in the German-speaking region dedicated to the female perspective in the age of digital production.
Each wave of feminism and each generation brings new priorities and media and these new media open up new subjects and possibilities. The Internet and social media have rekindled the debate about sexuality and identity and female net artists are responding to this debate with a hyperfeminine aesthetic that ranges from the aggressively feminine to the girlishly cute.
The artists on display reflect the female perspective on sexuality, identity and femininity in the digital age. Their material is their body, reality and everyday life and their stylistic devices include humour, irony, grotesque and exaggeration.
With: Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, Leah Schrager, Refrakt, Nicole Ruggiero, Stephanie Sarley, Arvida Bystrom, Nakeya Brown, Juno Calypso, LaTurbo Avedon and Izumi Miyazaki
Accompanies the exhibition Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0, 12 Jan – 8 Apr 2018, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany.
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