Unit London is thrilled to announce Stacey Gillian Abe’s first group exhibition with Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Basel. Titled Empowerment, the exhibition showcases new paintings from Abe, highlighting the artist’s continued exploration of the female identity. With a strong need to challenge the misrepresentation of Black women, Abe brings them to the forefront of her works, presenting them in powerful positions, emanating control of their own body and the gaze that is exchanged with the viewer.
Featuring roughly 100 artists from all around the world, the exhibition is available to view until 8 January 2023.
With the exhibition Empowerment, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is for the first time offering such a comprehensive global overview of art and feminisms of the twenty-first century with roughly 100 artistic positions from some fifty countries from all continents. Within the framework of seven thematic fields that have emerged from the worldwide research (Protest & Empowerment, Gender & Identity, Herstories & Other Narratives, Desired & Violated Bodies, Labour of Care, Planetary Challenges, Feminist Futures), the artworks will explore the following questions, among others: How do artists act out of their respective situations in the postcolonial, digital present? What emancipatory understanding underlies their art? How do they broaden their view of a feminist-oriented future? Questions regarding social inequality, sexism, racism, migration, the relationship of bodies, technology, and ecological concerns will also be negotiated. These issues affect everyone.