In honest, crystallizing language, Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju reckons with her changing Body and the afterlife of trauma within the tangle of race relations, sexual politics, and family history. Earnestly collages texts from the artist’s transdisciplinary practice, modeling different lenses through which to navigate the social and emotional dimensions of Body dysmorphia, girlhood, and longing.
This is the first monographic overview publication of the work of Farkhondeh Shahroudi. Long overdue, but in the accurate context of the Hannah Höch Support Award, which the artist received on the 1st of November 2022 in Kupferstichkabinett Museum Berlin, generously supported by the Senate Department of Berlin for Culture and Europe.
We are delighted to be able to introduce Lerato Shadi’s first monograph. In her work, it is the marginalized that Shadi puts centre stage, negotiating bodies discriminated against in racist, sexist or classist ways, along with the experiences inscribed in them. Employing different media, Shadi addresses issues of institutional violence, patriarchal and colonial strategies of exclusion and erasure but also highlights resistant subjective narratives.