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Sophie Utikal: Threads of Selves
12.10.2017 18:00h
Sophie Utikal: Threads of Selves
Fotocredits: detail from the work "Flexing", 2016 Foto by Magdalena Fischer
 
"Threads of Selves" by Sophie Utikal
12th October- 29th October 2017

WE DEY is proud to present Sophie Utikal's first solo show. In her series "Threads of Selves" she transforms woven stories of her experiences and thoughts into stunning textile works. Her full body selfportraits aim to show a self confident, empowered woman of color healing herself from trauma. By tapping into generations of knowledge of textile storytelling she finds a way to release anxieties and fears while aiming to empower not only herself but other Women* of Color who share experiences of fighting back against white supremacy.

curated by Sunanda Mesquita (co-founder of WE DEY)

VERNISSAGE: "Threads of Selves" - 12th October at 6pm
LINE UP
by Ebow
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EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS:
(the artist will be present)
18.10- 6-9pm
19.10 6-9pm
26.10 6-9pm
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BPoC WORKSHOP: "Stitching Stories"
22th of October 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/227450984451756
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FINISSAGE:
29th October 6pm: doors open
6.30pm: Presentation of "Stitching Stories"
7.30pm: Dj set tba

Sophie Utikal (*1987 Tallahassee, Florida). Is now studying with Ashley Hans Scheirl, Gin Müller and Ruby Sircar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She likes to work collectively on issues related to her own experiences. Departing from her own body, she tries to translate her experiences into words and images introducing a new possible order to them. It is about the reconstruction of the self. What seemed lost? What is possible in the future?

Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It's a five minutes distance.


about WE DEY x space

WE DEY x space is dedicated to amplify the art and culture production for and by Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color

WE DEY x space aims to center marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledges and experiences from different diasporas

WE DEY x space will host exhibitions, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care, empowerment.
 
 
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Kategorie hAmSteR Events
Start: 12.10.2017 18:00h
Ende : 29.10.2017, 18:00h

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We Dey x Space, Kandlgasse 24, 1070 Wien