How to be in the Future?
Salon for a Speculative Future: Women Artists’ Print Portfolio
8-11 March 2023
MOCA London presents How to be in the Future? - Salon for a Speculative Future: Women Artists’ Print Portfolio exhibition and publication launch.
8-11 March 2023
This new Salon for a Speculative Future (SFASF) publication How to be in the Future? accompanies a bespoke print portfolio by twenty women artists with printed artworks and texts, including the contributing artists’ thoughts on their inspirations and future thinking. Following the exhibition, the print portfolio and publication will be exhibited in national and international educational institutions and bequeathed to two major archives.
Inaugurated in March 2019 in celebration of Women’s History Month the SFASF is a platform for inter-disciplinary and cross-generational creative exchange. The mission of the SFASF is to champion the wealth of historical and contemporary contributions made by women across all areas of culture and society. SFASF aims to facilitate creative exchange amongst contemporary artists, build on the visions of previous generations of women and to foster an expanding community of contemporary creative practitioners. By honouring existing legacies, the Salon connects and invites contemporary creative practitioners to share new and historic insights and engage in experimental thinking towards a positive future.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2022, twenty artists were invited to create a unique print for a bespoke Salon for a Speculative Future Women Artists’ Print Portfolio considering the question: How to be in the future? Imagining a positive future is inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s historical analysis, suggesting that the productive tensions between disruption and transformation hold a potential for positive change. The SFASF print portfolio was first exhibited during the IMPACT 12, Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference, 21 - 25 September 2022, hosted by the Centre for Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK.
The project is a collaboration, produced by Monika Oechsler and Sarah Bodman, and financially supported by the University of the West of England & the Centre for Print Research UWE.
Abigail Reynolds - Angie Butler - Catherine Ade - Conway and Young - Harriet Bowman - Huma Mulji - Janice Kerbel - Johanna Love - Karen Russo - Koushna Navabi - Liane Lang - Lubaina Himid - Magda Stawarska-Bevan - Monika Oechsler - Nick Grellier and Emily Lucas - Oona Grimes - Sammy Paloma - Sophy Rickett - Tracy Hill - Young In Hong.
1. Abigail Reynolds, The Cliff in Maytime, a Dent in my Flesh, 2022, photocopy, double sided, paper GF Smith ‘Transclear white’ 150gsm 196 x 276mm folded, 392 x 276mm unfolded.
2. Angie Butler/ABPress, See Red, 2022, printed letterpress, Awagami Bamboo 110gsm 400mm x 270mm approx. (folded).
3. Catherine Ade, NAPCO ware - Aunty Bet, 2022, lithograph, BFK Rives Grey 300gsm 210 x 300 mm.
4. Conway and Young, Abolish, 2022, riso print, recycled cartridge paper 140gsm 297 x 420 mm.
5. Harriet Bowman, tyre shred, 2022, riso print, Nautilus Classic 250gsm, 100% recycled card. 370 x 250 mm.
6. Huma Mulji, FLY(A)WAY, 2022, riso print on 100gsm paper 210 x 297 mm.
7. Janice Kerbel, 2022, inkjet print on Basildon Bond paper 187 x 229 mm.
8. Johanna Love, Reliquiengartens, 2022, stone Lithograph on Somerset Satin 330gsm 280 x 380 mm.
9. Karen Russo, Morlock Temple with Barlach Head, 2022, inkjet print on Fine Art Matt, 315gsm 410 x 290 mm.
10. Koushna Navabi, The Throne hall. Persepolis/Fragment, inkjet print on Somerset Satin, Enhanced 330gsm 277mm x400mm.
11. Liane Lang, Deep Time Dip, 2022, inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photorag Ultrasmooth, 305gsm 400 x 280 mm.
12. Lubaina Himid, Warning Stamp, 2022, silkscreen on Pure Dutch Arctic paper, 280gsm 400 x 275 mm.
13. Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Wrapped Up, 2022, silkscreen on Awagami Washi, Kitakata Green, 360gsm, 400 x 262 mm.
14. Monika Oechsler, Replay (for Sophie Scholl), 2022, Inkjet print on Somerset Satin Enhanced 330gsm 420 x 297 mm.
15. Emily Lucas & Nick Grellier (aka Lady V Pecker & Mary Ellen Johnson), Come on Elaine!, 2022 Riso print, Redeem recycled paper 250gsm 150 x 210 mm.
16. Oona Grimes, ‘La sorella di Gelsomina’, 2022, 1/2 Inkjet print on Somerset Photo Satin 300 gsm 210 x 297 mm.
17. Sammy Paloma, Three Card Flush, 2022, linocut, gouache and rice paste medium, Cold Press Watercolour Paper, 300gsm 210 x 297mm.
18. Sophy Rickett, Baby Sapling from the series There it is, the Soil, 2022, inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308gsm, 210 x 290 mm.
19. Tracy Hill, Centre Point, 2022, laser cut wood, Charbonnel Aqua Wash ink on Awagami Bamboo Select paper, 170gsm, 210 x 210 mm.
20. Young In Hong, Under the Sky of Happiness, 2022, HP Indigo digital print, Mohawk Eggshell Superfine Ultra White, 324gsm 200 x 200 mm.
21. Salon for a Speculative Future - Women Artists' Print Portfolio, How to be in the future?, Book Cover.
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