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Olivia Plender @ Maureen Paley
16 September 2022 - 30 October 2022
Our Bodies are Not the Problem, by Olivia Plender is based on historical research that analyses pedagogical methods and revolutionary, social, political, and educational movements mainly of the 19th and 20th centuries. She finds her sources in archives, as well as through collaborations with community groups, in order to make installations, videos, and comics that address the present, intending to unmask and understand contemporary social structures and power relations.
The exhibition brings together work from two of Olivia’s most recent projects, related to feminist history. They seek to make visible the sophisticated techniques of care, collaborative methods and forms of mutual education that have been developed and practised by feminist groups, especially in women’s spaces and activist organisations.