- Exhibition view "Make an effort to remember. Or failing that, invent." Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research, Paris, 2013. Image: Aurélien Mole
Gloria Anzaldúa / Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz / Giuseppe Campuzano / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha / Carola Dertnig / Cheryl Dunye / Renée Green / Marge Monko / Roee Rosen / Monique Wittig
An exhibition curated by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros (le peuple qui manque)
In 1970, in the feminist text anthology Sisterhood is powerful, poet Robin Morgan proposed the neologism herstory to describe a historiographic programme reconstructing -or even literally inventing- a "History of women". Much more than a simple celebration of such or other female figure forgotten by History, herstory more ambitiously proposed to provide the premises for a feminist and queer rewriting of History, as opposed to positivist History, which not only proved to be unable to reveal the presence of minorities as political subjects in the course of History, but also contributed to the production of the conditions making them subalterns (Guha 1988 ; Preciado 2005). It is through the invention and diffusion of new writing technologies (such as the fictionalisation of archives, mythology, auto-history-theory, oral history, reenactment or temporal dislocation) that feminist and queer historiographies disrupt linear historical narrative processes.
* Monique Wittig, Les Guérillères, 1969, translated by David Le Vay (1973)
- Exhibition view "Make an effort to remember. Or failing that, invent." with Giuseppe Campuzano, "Museo Travesti del Perú", 2013. Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research, Paris, 2013. Image: Aurélien Mole
Le peuple qui manque is a curatorial platform created by Kantuta Quiros and Aliocha Imhoff in 2005 which is working between art, video, film, politics and critical theories, initiating many events (exhibitions, film screenings, festivals, international symposiums) and publications, for art centers such as Centre Pompidou, musée du quai Branly, Palais de Tokyo, BAL, Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Festival d’Automne, 104, Parc Saint Léger, Mix New York, etc.
More information : lepeuplequimanque.org