Galeria Filomena Soares is pleased to communicate Ghada Amer – A Retrospective: A Woman’s Voice is Revolution the first retrospective exhibition of the artist Ghada Amer on french soil. Organized in three distinct locations, the exhibition covers the city of Marseille with different exhibitions that bring together the varied expressive modes of the franco-american-egyptian artist, from the beginning of her artistic practice to the present day.
The retrospective conceived by the MUCEM - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Mediterranée, was organized in partnership with FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the City of Marseille, the Marseille Museums and the CVC - Centre de la Vieille Charité, was curated by Hélia Paukner, curator in charge of the Contemporary Art Department of the MUCEM, and by Philippe Dagen, art historian of the 20th and 21st centuries, professor at the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, critic for Le Monde, and independent curator.
Ghada Amer, Orient – الشرق – الغرب – Occident at the MUCEM - Fort Saint-Jean, Georges Henri Rivière Building, portrays his vision of the relationship between West and East, the translatability between cultures, and in relation to the status of women. The first garden sculpture in arabic A Woman’s Voice Is Revolution is presented in the garden of the Fort, put on 17.09.2022. At MUCEM the exhibition opened on 02.12.2022 and will be open until 16.04.2023.
Ghada Amer, Witches and Bitches at FRAC - Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur, brings together works of an admittedly feminist nature of traditional practice, assuming a dialogue between homage and vindication, her paintings contrast with those of the so-called masters. It opened on December 2, 2022 and will be open until February 26, 2023.
Ghada Amer, Sculpteure at CVC - Centre de la Vieille Charité, presents a variety of pictorial experiences, explored in an expanded field, through installations and sculptures of different materials and of a certain monumentality. It opened on 2.12.2022 and will be on view until 16.04.2023.
This great initiative to honor and celebrate the work of Ghada Amer earned her critics, comments, and mentions in several publications such as The Artnewspaper, Télérama, Art Basel, Liberation, Le Figaro, Journal des Arts, and others of audiovisual material in TV5 Monde and France 24, among others. Articles in other publications are expected soon.
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