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
Salon for a Speculative Future (SFASF) publication, How to be in the Future?, is accompanied by a bespoke print portfolio by twenty women artists with artworks and texts, including the contributing artists’ thoughts on their inspirations and future thinking. Following the exhibition, the portfolio and publication will be exhibited in national and international educational institutions and bequeathed to two significant archives.
Inaugurated in March 2019 to celebrate 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. Furthermore, SFASF aims to facilitate creative exchange amongst contemporary artists, build on the visions of previous generations of women, and foster an expanding community of contemporary creative practitioners. By honouring existing legacies, the Salon connects and invites contemporary creative practitioners to share new and historical 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.
How to be in the Future? Salon for a Speculative Future: Women Artists’ Print Portfolio Curated by Monika Oechsler and Sarah Bodman 8-11 March 2023
Top Image: Lubaina Himid, Warning Stamp, 2022, Screenprint on Pure Dutch Arctic paper, 280gsm, 40 x 27.5 cm. © Lubaina Himid
How to be in the Future? Salon for a Speculative Future: Women Artists’ Print Portfolio MOCA London 8-11 March Opening event: Wednesday 8th March 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition opening times:
Thursday and Friday, 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm