Change the world

Event location: Bird Street Gallery, Nelson Mandela University

Event date and time: 28/11/2019 18:00:00

The exhibition of Nelson Mandela University masters candidate Jade Staples, which opens at Bird Street Gallery on the 28th of November, presents a body of work which deals with female experiences as they relate to contemporary gender issues.

Titled To know my place, the exhibition comprises of five performative films and an installation which engages with social media. A personal exhibition which draws closely from the artists own subjective experience but also from interviews conducted with other women, this body of work looks at how women perform their gender both in real life and online through social media platforms like Instagram. The work speaks to issues surrounding femininity, body shaming, female sexual expression and the pressures women experience to enter into marriage and motherhood.