Edgar Modern will be holding a multiple artist exhibition in February 2016 entitled ‘Écriture Féminine’ and curated by recent MA Curating graduate, Jennifer Dudley.
French writer Hélène Cixous first coined the term ‘écriture féminine’ in her seminal essay, ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’ (1975), in which she asserts: "woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies". Based in literature, yet applicable to the visual arts and other forms of self-expression, écriture féminine is the concept of women being empowered to represent themselves and their histories, thus creatively exploring their social roles and status in the world.
This multiple artist exhibition will explore contemporary depictions of women writing her self, outside of the art historical tradition of the ‘male gaze’. Includes work from Edgar Modern artists Henrietta Dubrey, Roxana Halls, Toni Cogdell and Rachael Read (Rain) as well as two exciting guest artists: Corinna Spencer, Caroline Yates, and Emma Copley.