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Andrea Hasler’s Meat Tent Celebrates The Women Of Greenham Common

by | 19th, February 2014

meat tent Andrea Haslers Meat Tent Celebrates The Women Of Greenham Common

 

TRACEY Emin missed a trick. For an encore she should have disemboweled all the people she’d ever slept with and formed their wet bits into Tent Number 2. But Andrea Hasler has beaten her to it. In modern art, you need to be first.

Her work Matriarch commemorates the Greenham Common Women’s Peace CamAp.

 

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A mass of women protestors block an entrance road to the Greenham Common Air Base, Greenham, on Dec. 13, 1982, in front of a cordon of police, during a demonstration against the siting of nuclear cruise missiles at the base.

 

Hasler explains that her art “[takes] the notion of the tents which were on site during the women’s peace camp as the container for emotions and [humanizes] these elements to create emotional surfaces.”

 

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Greenham Common peace women around a table at their camp at the “Yellow Gate” site. Bailiffs moved in to clear women from a small encampment outside ‘Green Gate’, the entrance closest to the silos where it is planned to site American cruise missiles. Date: 26/08/1983

 

Enter via the meat curtains:


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