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Violent Femmes

5 June 2021 - 26 June 2021

A group exhibition featuring a diverse group of female artists interrogating the Femme Fatale archetype.
Says curator Laurette de Jager: "We are the Violent Femmes, not the Folk Punk band from the 1980's Post Punk era, who ironically didn't have any female members, but the collective femme fatale force of the post-truth pandemic era. The term femme fatale originates from the French meaning fatal female or dangerous woman. She emerges in art and literature as Judith, painted extensively by Artemisia Gentileschi, who felt an uncanny kinship with this muse. Julia Kristeva (2011) wrote in her book The Severed Head: Capital Visions, about the relationship between Gentileschi and Judith, painting them both as feminist heroines. The male dominated world conversely describes them as being simultaneously precarious, dangerous and trouble."

Participating: Anina Deetlefs, Antoinette du Plessis, Carla Botes, Jo Roets, llse Nieman, Larissa Mwanyama, Laurette de Jager, Lee-Ann Ormandy-Becker, Lerato Motau, Lizl Bode, Marike Kleynscheldt, Shenaz Mahomed, Talitha Deetlefs and Yvette Hess


Address: The Arts Association of Bellville, Carel van Aswegen Street, Belville, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 917 1197
Hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00. Saturday - 10:00 to 12:00.


Desire - Annual Winter Solstice Exhibition

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Monday 21 June 2021 - 28 July 2021

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