Valentina Karga

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Title

Valentina Karga

Description

Working with a comparative methodology, Valentina Karga intends to delve deep into theories of prehistoric matriarchal societies. Still at an early stage of development, her inquiry embraces multiple sources and ultimately aims to intertwine myths, histories, and political implications of matriarchal societies with the Anthropocene discourse, engaging theories on the posthuman condition that advance the understanding of the planet as a homeostatic system where all living and non-living organisms are connected and interdependent. Among her current sources of inspiration are Helen Diner’s seminal work for women's cultural history, Mothers and Amazons, published in 1932; Marija Gimbutas’ notion of “archaeomythology” which blends archaeology, comparative mythology, and folklore; and Bruno Latour’s reading of the Gaia Hypothesis formulated by James Lovelock in the 1970s. During the residency, the artist aims to expand her understanding of feminine symbolism by researching prehistoric symbols and archaeological excavations in Southeast Asia.

Date

11 February – 11 March 2019

Contributor

Medium

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Short Description

Working with a comparative methodology, Valentina Karga intends to delve deep into theories of prehistoric matriarchal societies.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

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Collection

Citation

“Valentina Karga,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1390.