Fais un effort pour te souvenir. Ou, à défaut, invente


Installation, painting, photography, poetry...

Fais un effort pour te souvenir. Ou, à défaut, invente

Past: January 23 → April 13, 2013

An exhibition curated by Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quiros (le peuple qui manque)

In 1970, in the feminist text anthology Sisterhood is powerful, poet Robin Morgan proposed the neologism herstory to describe a historiographic programme reconstructing —or even literally inventing—a “History of women”. Much more than a simple celebration of such or other female figure forgotten by History, herstory more ambitiously proposed to provide the premises for a feminist and queer rewriting of History, as opposed to positivist History, which not only proved to be unable to reveal the presence of minorities as political subjects in the course of History, but also contributed to the production of the conditions making them subalterns (Guha 1988 ; Preciado 2005). It is through the invention and diffusion of new writing technologies (such as the fictionalisation of archives, mythology, auto-history-theory, oral history, reenactment or temporal dislocation) that feminist and queer historiographies disrupt linear historical narrative processes.

Events :

  • 16 March : Afternoon about Monique Wittig
  • 26 March : Thinking Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
  • 30 March : Rewriting art history, (post)feminist fiction and narration
Monique Wittig, Les Guérillères, 1969, translated by David Le Vay (1973)
  • Fais un effort pour te souvenir. Ou, à défaut, invente. Opening Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6 PM → 9 PM
13 Bibliothèque Zoom in 13 Bibliothèque Zoom out

9, esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet
Rdc de la Halle aux Farines
Face aux Grands Moulins de Paris sur le campus de l’Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot

75013 Paris

T. 01 45 84 17 56


Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Renée Green
  • Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz
  • Gloria Anzaldúa
  • Giuseppe Campuzano
  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
  • Carola Dertnig
  • Cheryl Dunye
  • Marge Monko
  • Roee Rosen
  • Monique Wittig