Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA)

The fourth and final episode of the second edition of If I Can’t Dance… focusing on Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice will open with a large-scale exhibition at the MuHKA [Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp] this October combining elements from the collection with a series of works by invited artists. The exhibition assembles works by artists of various generations: artists who were expressive about feminist issues during the 60s and 70s, such as Sanja Ivekovic, Lili Dujourie and Jef Geys; artists who built up a critical body of work during the 80s, such as Jutta Koether; the generation born around 1968 including among others Hito Steyerl, Cathy Wilkes and Karl Holmqvist; and the youngest generation including among others Katarina Zdjelar and Falke Pisano.

To accompany the exhibition If I Can’t Dance… has devised a project, which unfolds over three cities and comprises a film programme at MuHKA_media [Antwerp], a symposium at De Balie [Amsterdam] and a performance programme at the Huis a/d Werf [Utrecht]. As a rolling collaborative and critical platform If Cant Dance… is delighted to work again with many of the art and theatre institutions which have partnered us in this two year exploration in the creation of a transnational and large scale programme this autumn and winter.

With work by: Monica Bonvicini, Lili Dujourie, Jef Geys, Unni Gjertsen, Karl Holmqvist , Sanja Ivekovic, Jutta Koether, Sarah Pierce, Falke Pisano, Erik van Lieshout, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Annie-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cathy Wilkes, Haegue Yang and Katarina Zdjelar

curators: Frederique Bergholtz and Annie Fletcher [If I Can’t Dance…]

SAT 27.10.07
5pm – 9pm OPENING
Location: MuHKA [Leuvenstraat 32 Antwerp, BE]

6pm – 9pm DJ ZEBRA
location: MuHKAFE [Leuvenstraat 32 Antwerp, BE]

SUN 28.10.07
11.30am – 6pm SYMPOSIUM
Location: de Balie [Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 Amsterdam, NL]

FRI 2 & SAT 3.11.07
Location: Huis a/d Werf [Boorstraat 107 Utrecht, NL]

SAT 15 & SUN 16.12.07
3pm, 5pm and 8pm FILM PROGRAMME
Location: MuHKA_media [Waalsekaai 47 Antwerp, BE]

FRI 21 & SAT 22.12.07
Location: MuHKA_media [Waalsekaai 47 Antwerp, BE]

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Contact and information:
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
Leuvenstraat 32 2000 Antwerp Belgium
T + 32 [0]3 260 99 99


Partners Edition II If I Can’t Dance…: Huis & Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht [NL], March & May 2006, de Appel, Amsterdam [NL], November 2006 – January 2007, Huis & Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht [NL], May 2007 | MuHKA, Antwerp [BE], October 2007 – January 2008

If I Can’t Dance… is financially supported by: the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Cultuurfonds BNG, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, British Council and the Mondriaan Foundation.

MuHKA is an initiative an initiative of the Flemish Community and supported by the Province of Antwerp, the City of Antwerp , National Lottery and Klara