Fuck the Patriarchy

The Gas gallery – a mobile, autonomous and experimental space in Los Angeles – has presented a new exhibition that taps into the despondency of our current political climate.

Gas gallery, Los Angeles, 2017
On show at a mobile, autonomous and experimental gallery in Los Angeles, Fuck the Patriarchy explores negation’s ability to envision (and complicate) hope and optimism for a better world and a feminist future. What does refusal look like? How does it fuel our ability to envision hope? The exhibition is inspired in part by Theodor Adorno’s writings critical of the fascist tendencies found in American democracy – today especially relevant under Donald Trump’s presidency.

 

Some interpretations of Adorno find an unresolved hope that wavers between possibility and impossibility, while allowing space for the uneasiness of nonidentical (that is, incoherent, difficult) experiences. In this view, hope is a radically engaged and deeply felt attunement to the present, in all of its uncertainty and dissonance. Fuck the Patriarchy is a refusal that likewise aspires to defy what it refuses and accept the unknowable. Toward this end, the works in this group exhibition both celebrate resistance and tap into the despondency of our current political climate.

“Fuck the Patriarchy”, exhibition view, Gas gallery, Los Angeles, 2017
“Fuck the Patriarchy”, exhibition view, Gas gallery, Los Angeles, 2017

until 18 November 2017
Fuck the Patriarchy
Gas gallery
Los Angeles

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