Force Majeure

Friday, Sep 24 – Dec 4, 2021

Eastern Illinois University
2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

Hannah Black, micha cárdenas, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist, Janaina Tschäpe, and Carrie Mae Weems

This exhibition traces the history of video and technology as media for the voices of feminist discourse from second- to third- and fourth-wave aesthetics and strategies. The title Force Majeure recognizes the power of historical and contemporary demands for voice and visibility; suggests the ways that nature and the landscape appear within the works in the exhibition; and acknowledges contingency, as in the common contractual force majeure clause. The exhibition presents a focused selection of influential contemporary video and media works installed throughout the Tarble's gallery and outdoor spaces.


Carrie Mae Weems, I Look at Women (still), 2017, video | © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.