Daphne – Lesbian Art Salon: Risk Hazekamp & Minette Dreier

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Daphne – Lesbian Art Salon: Risk Hazekamp & Minette Dreier
August 20, 2018 at 18:30–21:30
Schwules Museum*
Lützowstraße 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Schwules Museum* invites you to the finissage of LESBISCHES SEHEN (Lesbian Visions) and the Daphne – Lesbian Art Salon where Risk Hazekamp and Martina Dreier will talk about their creative practices and the lesbian gaze.

About Risk Hazekamp

Risk Hazekamp is an independent visual artist based in The Hague and Berlin. After studying at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Hazekamp had solo exhibitions in different European galleries and showed work at international fairs of contemporary art such as Art Cologne, Liste Basel, Arco Madrid or Paris Photo. In 2010 Risk Hazekamp decided
to no longer participate in commercial art fairs.

The work of Risk Hazekamp revolves around the complex and constantly changing relationship between the body and the image. For a long time, gender was the central element, not only as a subject, but also as a theoretical research framework. The questions formulated on the theme of gender were later applied to other social issues.

Since 2010 Hazekamp has been working on project-based visual thinking processes to change systems through a combination of personal activism, analogue photography and intersectional thinking. Also since 2010 Hazekamp lectures at different art academies and is currently tutor of Fine Art and tutor of Arts & Humanity at the Sint Joost Academy in Breda, [Holland].

About Martina Minette Dreier

Martina Minette Dreier is a visual artist based in Berlin. Dreier’s work addresses themes of identity, power and longing using paintings, drawings, collages as well as installations, sculptures and films. She is mostly known for doing gender, a series of classic oil portraits featuring non-binary protagonists. These artworks challenge dominant conceptualizations of power and privilege by celebrating the beauty, dignity and significance of people who are too often overlooked, made invisible or relegated to the margins.

Dreier’s My Ancestors recounts the artist’s search for female role models in male dominated art history. Portraits of contemporary artists – intentionally kept simple in the form of line-based, felt-tip–pen-colored drawings – are turned into “Star Postcards”, which Dreier adds to an infinitely growing family tree of female role models.

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Painter Martina Minette Dreier – Artist Statement