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MOMA MACHYNLLETH

Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth SY20 8AJ
01654 703 355

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Mon-Sat 10-4. Gallery closed due to govt restrictions. Check website for times.

Machynlleth Station

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK

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MOSTYN

12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB
01492 879 201

www.mostyn.org
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Tue-Sun 11am-4pm

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TAREK LAKHRISSI: MY IMMORTAL
May 22 - Aug 29, 2021
MOSTYN is thrilled to present the first UK institutional solo exhibition by Tarek Lakhrissi.
 
This new commission consists of existing and new work, and comprises film, sculpture, text and performance – creating a multi-dimensional installation across the gallery spaces. Rooted in poetry, Lakhrissi’s practice seeks to challenge contemporary constructs of language and narratives around minoritised communities.
 
The exhibition takes the poem ‘Paradise Lost’, by 17th-century English poet John Milton, as a starting point to reflect upon the notion of ‘community’. In light of the disintegration of social cohesion brought on by current crises, from the Covid-19 pandemic to the growth of far-right populism, this new body of work reflects on what constitutes a community, particularly a queer community. It considers the notion of community as a complex entity: one that offers both the possibilities of love, empowerment and protection but also nightmares, traumas and fears. Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ is the anchor around which such tensions are played out – the possibility of a community that offers paradisiacal solace and yet, through its fragilities, can be easily lost.
 
The central installation becomes a battleground, a metaphor for notions of defence and of self-defence to help queer communities of colour fight back against today’s societal violence and, in so doing, becomes a symbol of love and transformative narratives.

THE MOBILE FEMINIST LIBRARY: IN WORDS, IN ACTION, IN CONNECTION
May 22 - Aug 29, 2021
MOSTYN is thrilled to present In Words, In Action, In Connection, a display of publications and printed materials that explores historical and contemporary intersectional feminist activism in Wales.
 
Brought together by artists Minna Haukka and Kristin Luke, whose collaborative practice stems from their ongoing project, the Mobile Feminist Library, a travelling collection of printed materials that responds to its locality, this display will take the form of an experimental reading room. Haukka and Luke will collaborate with artists, activists, collectives and publishers to develop a collection which is relevant to Wales and contains both historical and contemporary publications and printed materials sourced from Wales-based archives as well as the London-based Feminist Library.
 
In Words, In Action, In Connection will consider different activist movements at the intersection of class, disability, ecology, gender, language, neurodivergence, race and sexuality, taking these as inherent considerations of any feminism. The materials will be locally relevant to Wales, whilst acknowledging that these movements extend beyond geographical borders. The display will examine ways in which publishing and printed materials intersect with and strengthen activist movements, and will use counter-patriarchal methods of archiving and knowledge sharing. The space will act not only as a library, but as a place for gathering and communal learning.

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