Edited by Anna Colin and featuring contributions from Jean-Luc Blanc, Lindsey Bull, Georges Devy & L. Dalliance, Florence Doléac, Camille Ducellier, Mary Beth Edelson, León Ferrari, Derek Jarman, Richard John Jones & Max Allen, Latifa Laâbissi, Bruce Lacey, Adolphe Lalauze, Évariste-Vital Luminais, Ana Mendieta, Anita Molinero, Preston Marie, Olivia Plender & Patrick Staff, Carolee Schneemann & Victoria Vesna, Kiki Smith and Nancy Spero.
The Witching Hour follows Witches: Hunted, Appropriated, Empowered, Queered (2012), a collection of texts and interviews which examined the witch figure as a metaphor for alterity. Conceived as its visual companion and as the catalogue of a group exhibition held at the art centre Le Quartier Quimper, the book explores the following questions: What do witches embody? What mechanisms and affects do they summon? How was this “unfortunate class”—as Jules Michelet has called them—raised to the rank of protofeminist? And what political, social and human lessons have they handed down to us?
The launch will feature a special installation by Amsterdam based contributor Richard John Jones. This launch coincides with Jones's solo presentation Sandberg Festival of Choices: Richard John Jones: 'Blending Blending Never Ending' at P L A Y S T A T I O N @ Galerie Fons Welters. On view until the 16th July.
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