A contemporary gaze into feminist art is both subjective and objective, either from female artists or social collective lenses. Lucy R. Lippard stated in 1980 that feminist art was ‘neither a style nor a movement but instead a value system, a revolutionary strategy, a way of life.” Staring with “ME” (the individual), and “WE” (the community), to “WOMEN” (the entire female as half the population), a sequential contemplation focusing on various perspectives and creativities from female artists worldwide is highlighted. Eleven female artists from different nations and cultural backgrounds bring us the reflection of how contemporary feminist art shapes life and art from diverse angles yet to reach a pluralistic interconnection. This project is a part of the MOM Internship Program with Li Yang.
Trish Morrissey, (born 1967 in Ireland; lives and works in London) graduated in photography at the University of the Arts in London in 2001. Her work mainly relies on photography by simulating a specifically constructed reality, playing on the binary pair: truth/ representation. Trish Morrissey’s photographs become an instrument to criticize and question family unity and its quintessential manifesto, the family portrait that displays similarities, proximities, hierarchies, and inner orders.
”Since 2012 I have been mostly working with archives and collections. I am passionate about stories of women that are often overlooked in history, in favour of male-centered narratives. I am excited by the small details of people and their lives, things that are often universal and ageless. I am drawn to stories of eccentricity and my way of sharing this is to get under the skin of places, and people. I develop and play characters that I hope are authentic and recognisable. They sometimes lie on the border between psychologically disturbing and a little bit funny. I have several projects happening right now, but the biggest one is a survey show opening in Serlachius Museum, Finland in February 2022. This exhibition will includephotographs and films from the last twenty years alongside new work inspired by my studies in the museum’s archive.”Her work is exhibited widely, most recently at Recent exhibitions are Group Shows: ‘Landscape, Portrait: Now and Then’ at Hestercombe Gallery 2021; ‘Who’s Looking at the family now?’ at London Art Fair 2019 and solo show ‘Trish Morrissey: A certain slant of light’ at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, 2018.
Her work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The National Media Museum, Bradford and the Wilson Centre for Photography, London