Fermenting Feminism


Curator: Lauren Fournier 
Artists: Sharlene Bamboat, Hazel Meyer, Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint, Sarah Nasty, Kayla Polan, Walter Scott, Agustine Zegers
Designer: Marta Ryczko

Genre: Exhibition Catalogue
50 pages, softcover, 6 x 9 in.

This catalogue was produced for the exhibition Fermenting Feminism, presented at Critical Distance Centre for Curators September 14-November 26, 2017.

Kombucha, guts, bacteria, vessels, vitalism, effervescence, degradation, and decay. Fermenting Feminism brings together artists whose work fleshes out the connections between fermentation and intersectional feminisms. As the process of microbial transformation, fermentation becomes both a metaphor and material practice through which to approach feminist theory and practices in the contemporary. Is feminism a relic of the past, something that has soured? Or is feminism still a vital imperative? This exhibition positions fermentation as a vital and viable space to re-conceive feminisms’s pasts, presents, and futures. Working across art, science, performance, and design, the works in Fermenting Feminism make space for multi-disciplinary experimentation and conceptual play. 

The catalogue contains the curatorial essay Critical Kombucha, Dirty Soap, and BDSM Beets: Fermenting Feminism through Contemporary Art Practices, Artist Biographies and Q&A's, and an exhibition checklist. 

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