Exhibition opening Defiant Muses

7/4 2022 7 pm

Starting at 7 pm, you are welcome at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier.

Welcome by Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs Veronica Kaup-Hasler, What, How & for Whom / WHW (Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić & Sabina Sabolović). The curators Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Giovanna Zapperi will be present.

The admission is free. Since drinks are served on site, we ask for your registration and proof of one of the so-called 2G rules – please bring a certificate of vaccination or recovery.

In cooperation with Museo Reina Sofia Madrid and Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. In collaboration with the Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir.

Defiant Muses. Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives of 1970s and 1980s France homes in on the intersection between the histories of cinema, video, and feminism: the exhibition sheds light on a network of creators and political figures around the actor, director, and activist Delphine Seyrig to sketch a history of feminism as media history.

Delphine Seyrig (1932–1990) rose to renown with performances in the films of French auteur directors, starring, for example, in Alain ResnaisLast Year at Marienbad (1961). In the 1970s, she became actively involved in the feminist movement, working with filmmakers like Chantal Akerman, Marguerite Duras, and Ulrike Ottinger. Around 1975, Seyrig teamed up with Carole Roussopoulos and Ioana Wieder to form the collective Les Insoumuses (The Defiant Muses), producing videos that harnessed the medium as a tool of emancipation and political activism.