Femmes de pouvoir, pouvoir des femmes
Open Air exposition in the Théâtre de l’Orangerie

27.06 — 30.09.2017

A visual tour proposed by the Théâtre de l’Orangerie, the Centre de la photographie Genève, in collaboration with the artist Angela Marzullo, in the gardens of the T.O.

Vernissage: 27.06.2017

From June 27 to September 30
Opening on Tuesday, June 27 at 10pm as part of the season’s opening night

Schedule: every evening of performances, from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Outdoor on the site of the Théâtre de l’Orangerie
Admission: free of charge
More information: www.theatreorangerie.ch

In order to weave a common thread between the 2017 theatre programme and the exhibition project, the Théâtre de l'Orangerie and the Centre de la photographie Genève have chosen the character of Lady Macbeth as a basis for joint reflection. The history of humanity is marked by the destinies of illustrious individuals who at one time had a particular influence on the evolution of society. However, if we consider the commonly used names, most of them are male. The very term "great man" has no equivalent in femininity. While Lady Macbeth shapes her husband's rise to power while remaining in the shadows, other female figures, whether real or fictional, from cultural history, have played a predominant and decisive role in the evolution of mentalities. This visual journey proposes to overcome this imbalance by highlighting women whose thoughts and actions have played a key role in human history.


Artist file

Angela Marzullo * 1971 in Rümlang, lives in Genève

In order to weave a common thread between the 2017 theatre programme and the exhibition project, the Théâtre de l'Orangerie and the Centre de la photographie Genève have chosen the character of Lady Macbeth as a basis for joint reflection. The history of humanity is marked by the destinies of illustrious individuals who at one time had a particular influence on the evolution of society. However, if we consider the commonly used names, most of them are male. The very term "great man" has n [...]

In order to weave a common thread between the 2017 theatre programme and the exhibition project, the Théâtre de l'Orangerie and the Centre de la photographie Genève have chosen the character of Lady Macbeth as a basis for joint reflection. The history of humanity is marked by the destinies of illustrious individuals who at one time had a particular influence on the evolution of society. However, if we consider the commonly used names, most of them are male. The very term "great man" has no equivalent in femininity. While Lady Macbeth shapes her husband's rise to power while remaining in the shadows, other female figures, whether real or fictional, from cultural history, have played a predominant and decisive role in the evolution of mentalities. This visual journey proposes to overcome this imbalance by highlighting women whose thoughts and actions have played a key role in human history.


Exhibition view

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