Atthegates

Teresa Margolles, Nkijak b’ey Pa jun utz laj K’aslemal (Opening Paths to Social Justice), 2012 – 2015

embroidery on fabric permeated with blood from the body of a woman assassinated in Guatemala City, created with the participation of Mayan women members of the Asociación de Desarrollo de la Mujer K’ak’a Na’ (ADEMKAN): Bonifacia Cocom, Lucy López, Yuri López, Silvia Menchú, Claudia Nimacachi, Lucrecia Puac, Estela Tax et Josefina Tuy. Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá, Guatemala,

courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

image: Talbot Rice Gallery – visual identity © Lieux Communs

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Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment (Áine Phillips), R-E-P-E-A-L, 2017

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artist
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, 2017-2018

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artists
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, 2017-2018

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artists
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Bulk Targets 1-100, 2018

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artist and The Breeder, Athens
photo : Benoît Mauras

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Monique Frydman, Histoires d’A, 1973

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

Monique Frydman © Adagp, Paris 2019
photo: Benoît Mauras

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exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

Monique Frydman © Adagp, Paris 2019
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Maja Bajevic, How Do You Want to Be Governed?, 2009

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

Maja Bajevic © Adagp, Paris 2019
courtesy Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Olivia Plender, Learning to Speak Sense, 2015

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Jesse Jones, Thou Shalt not Suffer, 2019

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes et De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
courtesy the artist
photo: Benoît Mauras

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exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, 2017-2018

exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artists
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Teresa Margolles, Nkijak b’ey Pa jun utz laj K’aslemal (Opening Paths to Social Justice), 2012 – 2015
exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Teresa Margolles, Nkijak b’ey Pa jun utz laj K’aslemal (Opening Paths to Social Justice), 2012 – 2015
exhibition view At the Gates, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2019

courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Teresa Margolles, Nkijak b’ey Pa jun utz laj K’aslemal (Opening Paths to Social Justice), 2012 – 2015

embroidery on fabric permeated with blood from the body of a woman assassinated in Guatemala City, created with the participation of Mayan women members of the Asociación de Desarrollo de la Mujer K’ak’a Na’ (ADEMKAN): Bonifacia Cocom, Lucy López, Yuri López, Silvia Menchú, Claudia Nimacachi, Lucrecia Puac, Estela Tax et Josefina Tuy. Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá, Guatemala,

courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Teresa Margolles, Nkijak b’ey Pa jun utz laj K’aslemal (Opening Paths to Social Justice), 2012 – 2015

embroidery on fabric permeated with blood from the body of a woman assassinated in Guatemala City, created with the participation of Mayan women members of the Asociación de Desarrollo de la Mujer K’ak’a Na’ (ADEMKAN): Bonifacia Cocom, Lucy López, Yuri López, Silvia Menchú, Claudia Nimacachi, Lucrecia Puac, Estela Tax et Josefina Tuy. Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá, Guatemala,

courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
photo: Benoît Mauras

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Camille Ducellier, Witches, my sisters, 16 mm, 30 min, 2010

courtesy the artist
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Exhibition

At the Gates

Maja Bajevic, Camille Ducellier, Monique Frydman, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Jesse Jones, Teresa Margolles, Olivia Plender, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment


Inspired by the tidal wave of change that has been sweeping the world, At the Gates is an exhibition celebrating the distinctive and powerful voices of artists engaging with social histories and personal politics. Often brushing up against the law, or institutions of power, the works in this exhibition amplify the global struggle towards female self-empowerment, and in the case of Ireland’s historic fight for abortion rights against the Eighth Amendment in 2018, the right to bodily self-determination.

At the Gates presents eight international artists and collectives who rub upagainst the law or institutions of power, in artworks that tell stories of violence, campaigning, rehabilitation and exploitation in and around women’s histories. Drawing strength from Silvia Federici and her historical alignment of the early accumulation of capital and the systematic oppression of women, At the Gates is motivated by the complex struggle of women to find, protect, and even rehabilitate their voice. These artists and their individual projects attest to the volume of these voices, images, banners, objects and artworks as they amass and become part of a public discussion.

The title At the Gates, is partly inspired by Franz Kafka’s parable Before the Law. This is a story about a man who spends his life standing at the gates of the law awaiting permission to enter. The title also borrows from American suffragist Lavinia Dock who said in 1917: ‘The old stiff minds must give way. The old selfish minds must go. Obstructive reactionaries must move on. The young are at the gates!’ At the Gates celebrates artists who are not waiting for permission: “It is about understanding that you first have to disturb, you first have to disrupt, there first has to be an upheaval… you knew, in witch-like fashion, exactly what we needed to do and to hear and to see and to fear.” – Ailbhe Smyth speaking at the opening of Jesse Jones’ ‘Tremble Tremble’, the weekend after Ireland’s historic referendum to legalise abortion ‘Repeal the Eighth Amendment’ was won in 2018.

Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery, and Commissioner & Curator of ‘Tremble Tremble’, Ireland at Venice, 2017, and Sophie Kaplan, Director of La Criee.



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Talbot Rice Gallery

At The Gates was first presented at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, from 27 October 2018 to 26 January 2019.

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Rendez-vous

Club de lecture, Les Donneuses de courage

Johanna Rocard

Tuesday 25 June 2019

6 pm

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Green flash

Les nourritures criées

Hilary Galbreaith, Valérie Mréjen, Aziyadé Baudouin-Talec, Barbara Manzetti

Wednesday 26 June 2019

6:30 pm

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Créatrices – L’émancipation par l’art

  • Museum of fine art, Rennes
  • from 29 June to 29 September 2019

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Green flash

Starhawk and Histoires d’A

Camille Ducellier
Charles Belmont and Marielle Issartel

Wednesday 3 July 2019

6 pm