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13 Tenets of Future Feminism - Amsterdam 2023

ANOHNI

Free
‘The subjugation of women and the earth is one and the same’, ‘Relieve men of their roles as protectors and predators’ and ’The Future is Female’ these are but three of the 13 tenets that associate artist ANOHNI formulated together with a group of artists, after much thought and discussion about feminism. The statements are engraved in rose quartz disks and exhibited in a circle, as a powerful source of inspiration and as a recipe for change.  

Five North-American artists came together in 2014 to stage their first combined exhibition at a downtown gallery in New York, called ‘Future Feminism’: ANOHNI, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, and Bianca and Sierra Casady of CocoRosie. From their many meetings and brainstorms, thirteen propositions emerged, which were then engraved into rose quartz discs. These sculptures, exhibited in a circle, also set the stage for a weekend program around the theme of Future Feminism. 

‘The Future Feminism project started as a circle of friends in 2011. We wanted to have a deeper conversation about our thoughts and feelings about our experiences as women and trans femmes in the world. This was before the #MeToo movement, and before Trump, and the most recent wave of anti-abortion fundamentalism. It felt unfashionable to use the word ‘feminism’. We spent many hours together, sitting in a circle and slowly building consensus amongst ourselves… (...) We called it “Future Feminism” because we were concerned about the future. We came up with thirteen ideas that we carved into round rose quartz discs.’ 
-ANOHNI 


13 Tenets of Future Feminism
is part of the
Future Feminism-programme.

dates

Fri June 16 2023 9:00 AM

Sat June 17 2023 9:00 AM

Sun June 18 2023 9:00 AM

Mon June 19 2023 9:00 AM

Tue June 20 2023 9:00 AM

Wed June 21 2023 9:00 AM

Thu June 22 2023 9:00 AM

Fri June 23 2023 9:00 AM

Sat June 24 2023 9:00 AM

Sun June 25 2023 9:00 AM

language & duration

  • Duration of performance unknown

The 13 tenets: 
1. The subjugation of women and the earth is one and the same. 
2. Future Feminism requires the participation of all people. 
3. Enforce a global standard for the rights and ethical treatment of women. 
4. Identify biological differences between the sexes, and draw individuals into greater accountability on the basis of their predispositions. 
5. Relieve men of their roles as protectors and predators. 
6. Redefine the societal roles of women and men in response to present conditions. 
7. Advocate for feminine systems in all areas of governance. 
8. Build political structures using a circular model. 
9. Repattern societies to nurture the resurgence of biodiversity. 
10. Feminize male-centric language. 
11. Deconstruct the mythology of male spiritual supremacy. 
12. Restore the female archetype as central to creation. 
13. The Future is Female. 

credits

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