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SENSE & SENSIBILITY

What a girl wants – what a girl needs

Onomatopee 150

 

FINISSAGE AND BOOK LAUNCH FRI. MARCH 9th, 8 pm

Total running time of the show is from April 2017 to 26 March 2018

A platform for various artists and writers, to explore contradictions and oppositions by reflecting upon gender issues, contemporary girlhood and object-subject relations.
Featuring Mandy Roos, Gabriel Ann MaherOlle LundinJanina FryeVirginie Gauthier, Alicja Melzacka, Charlotte van Buylaere, Roberto Perez, Carly Rose, Daantje Bons, Camille Auer, Nasty Women and others.

It’s because feminism has become a fashionable commodity now, that we’re in desperate need of a more inclusive and varied reflection on contemporary girlhood, cross-cultural feminism, and the relationship between gender, politics and philosophy. Sense and Sensbility wishes to explore oppositions and contradictions, in image and text, in theory and in visual modes of culture here and now. We try to make sense by getting together during changing situations, rather than define a status quo, and we try to be sensible, by embracing diversity within the interpretation of the theme.

Each artist will get the space for one month to research, show, tell, intervene, perform, express and implore their relation to female power, contradictions, societal standards and gender. Next to the temporary solo moments, there will be a permanent so-called Girls’ Room: this perfect pink space will contain traces and objects from each participant, as well as zines and posters from others. The Girls Room functions both as a reading room, a workshop, an exhibition hall and as a space where dialogue between the visitor and the project’s participants can take place.

NEST
is an ongoing series at Onomatopee in which local artists and designers are given the platform to create new work, while also being able to explore, deepen and reflect upon their practice in connection to the other participants and contributing writers. Onomatopee will generate a stimulant in visibility, and by organising both solo presentations as textual reflections in the final publication, a bridge between theory and praxis is built and the local becomes international.
Sense and Sensibility is the NEST 2017 project. Starting from September 2017, the project will consist of four solo presentations, a publication, and a research room with contributions by all participants, Documentation from the exhibitions and presentations, just like reflections by various engaged writers, will be bundled into a publication to be launched January 2018. In the book, essays, interviews and illustrations will reflect on the work of the artist in relation to the overall theme: contemporary feminism.

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Publication

Pernilla Ellens, 2018

SENSE & SENSIBILITY

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It’s because feminism has become a fashionable commodity now, that we’re in desperate need of a more inclusive and varied reflection on contemporary girlhood, gender equality struggles, and the relationship between gender, politics and philosophy.

This book documents the production and thought processes of 6 engaging artists and designers regarding the theme, and features a collection of essays by artists and academics, writers and rioteers, curators and journalists.

With contributions by Mandy Roos, Gabriel A. Maher with Roberto Pérez de Gayo and Carly Rose Bedford, Olle Lundin, Janina Frye, Camille Auer, Barbara Bolt, Daantje Bons, Charlotte van Buylaere, Ece Canlı and Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Victoria Ledig, Alicja Melzacka, Nina Power, Barbara Smith for Nasty Women and Aynouk Tan.

Edited and curated by Pernilla Ellens
Graphic design by Virginie Gauthier

Made possible thanks to the municipality of Eindhoven and the province of Noord-Brabant.

 

Type
Softcover
Dimensions
210 x 105 MM / 8 x 4 inches portrait
Pages
192
ISBN
978-94-91677-85-4
Editor
Pernilla Ellens
Author
various
Graphic
Virginie Gauthier
Language
English
Binding
Swiss binding, book block section sewn with white binding thread,
Paper
Sirio Black Black 260 gr (cover) and Maxigloss coated glossy paper, white 90 gr + Woodstock, rosa 80 gr (inside pages)
Edition
1200
Color
64 pages full color full spread images
Printer
Unicum by Gianotten, Tilburg (NL)
Details
two round corners, radius R7/ R10/ R17/ R22
Proofreader
Josh Plough
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
Photography in the book
Daantje Bons
Curator
Pernilla Ellens
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Pernilla Ellens curator, editor
  • Virginie Gauthier graphic designer
  • Mook Attanath graphic designer, intern website
  • Daantje Bons photographer
  • Mandy Roos product designer
  • Gabriel A. Maher artist
  • Roberto Pèrez Gayo
  • Carly Rose Bedford 
  • Olle Lundin product designer
  • Janina Frye artist
  • Charlotte van Buylaere curator, critic
  • Nina Power theorist
  • Camille Auer writer
  • Barbara Bolt critic
  • Ece Canlı
  • Luiza Prado de O. Martins writer
  • Victoria Ledig fashion designer
  • Alicja Melzacka
  • Barbara Smit critic
  • Nasty Women partner organisation
  • Aynouk Tan critic
  • Lucy Rose Nixon intern