Barbican Art Gallery Unveils New Exhibition, "RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology"
An exploration of the relationship between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet.
Barbican Art Gallery is set to host “RE/SISTERS,” an exhibition exploring the link between gender and ecology. The show aims to highlight the systemic connections between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet.
Almost 50 international women and gender non-conforming artists will present their works, spanning photography, film and installations. “RE/SISTERS” unites these artists’ urgent engagement with the ongoing ecological crisis and their protest against it. The collection emphasizes the importance of environmental and social justice. It also features artists from the Global Majority and Indigenous communities, depicting the inseparable bond between these causes and offering a vision of equity where both people and the planet are respected.
The showcase ultimately challenges the patriarchal order that exploits natural resources and oppresses marginalized bodies. Through roughly 250 works, “RE/SISTERS” provides a roadmap for civil disobedience and protest, encouraging a reconsideration of our relationship with the Earth. It tackles unequal power structures, advocates for empowerment and reflects an intersectional brand of eco-feminism that is diverse, inclusive and decolonial.
“RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology” opens at Barbican Art Gallery from October 5, 2023, to January 14, 2024. Take a look at some of the showcased artworks in the gallery above.
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