Arcadia Missa – Disgrace: Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings

35 Duke St, London W1U 1LH - (16 September - 11 December, 2021)
Installation View: Arcadia Missa – Disgrace: Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, 16 September - 11 December, 2021, © The Artist, Courtesy of Arcadia Missa

Arcadia Missa is proud to present Disgrace, a solo exhibition by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings. Containing a new body of works that includes a film, a fresco, two coloured pencil drawings and a series of twelve etchings, Disgrace explores the history of feminism on the political right in the UK, from the Edwardian period to today.

At the centre of the exhibition, the etchings are the artists’ construction of a specific feminist timeline, where each work is a vignette depicting a specific political and historical moment. The series of etchings is the centre point for the accompanying book to the exhibition, Disgrace: Feminism and the Political Right. 

The timeline starts with women’s part in the British imperial project in the late 1800s, depicted in Imperial Ladies Auxiliary and Tea, garden & evening parties, rifle competitions, polo matches, the trooping of the colours and other special events, and ending with the last two etchings of the series, I’m not a woman I’m a conservative and We Will Not Be Silenced, which focus on Conservative groups such as Women2Win, co-founded by Theresa May and aimed at increasing the number of Conservative women in Parliament and in public life, and on TERFs (Trans-Exclusionary Feminists).

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