This Autumn you can see work by feminist artist Hannah Wilke at the Alison Jacques Gallery, London. The exhibition includes work spanning three decades by Hannah Wilke.
Wilke, who died of cancer in 1993, was an American painter, sculptor, photographer, video and performance artist.
Wilke’s legacy as a pioneering, often controversial, feminist and conceptual artist is evident not only in her early use of vaginal imagery as a feminist intervention but also in her radical choice of materials. The use of terracotta and ceramic, latex, chewing gum and erasers was unusual for this time period and their characteristics of malleability and fragility reflect the sense of vulnerability that is consistent throughout Wilke’s practice.
The exhibition takes place in partnership with The Hannah Wilke Collection and Archive, Los Angeles.
Featured image: Hannah Wilke Untitled, 1974-77, Signed and dated, 103 terracotta sculptures, 6.5 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm, 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 ins, each, 2.5 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm, 1 x 60 x 60 ins, board