Cambridge School of Art - PGR Forum - Prof Katy Deepwell on Feminist Art and Artivisms

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11 October 2021, 13:30

For this talk Professor Katy Deepwell discusses the book 'Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms', which she edited, (Valiz, March 2020) and the relationship between art and politics, activisms and artivisms therein.

Professor Deepwell offers her thoughts on these questions namely: How can art intervene to challenge or reframe politics and how does politics inform art? The general argument she offers in the introduction is closely related to an analysis she is developing in relation to how to think about the political in feminist art and criticism using Chela Sandoval's Methodology of the Oppressed (2000). Deepwell also offers some insights into the 39 contributors to the book, each with their own detailed accounts on the contradictions of working as artists, curators and critics on anti-nuclear, ecological, health-care, ageing, menstruation, sexist language, racial and ethnic conflicts past and present as issue-based work in performance, public art projects, poster campaigns and street protests.

Katy Deepwell is Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism in Visual Arts, ACI, MDX. She is the founder of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (1998-2017), KT press and the Feminist Art Observatory (ongoing). In 2017, she wrote the online MOOC (mass open online course), 10 free lessons on contemporary art and feminisms

Recent books include: All Women Spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s (Liverpool Univ. Press, 2018) and Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (KT press, 2014, 2nd edition 2021).

Recent articles include: ‘Identity/Alterity re-de-constructed in Repetition and Difference: Verdi Yahooda’ for Art History Special issue on Remapping British Art: Three Moments of Modernism. Vol 44, issue 3. June, 2021. pp. 554-571. ; ‘Witches, Feminist representations in contemporary art and Misogyny’ Pomegranate: International Pagan Journal (Equinox Publishing) published 2020; Vol 21, No 2 (2019) pp. 146-171. ISSN 1528-0268 [Article] (doi:10.1558/pome.37942) and 'Art Criticism and the State of Feminist Art Criticism' Arts 2020, 9(1), 28; .

This is part of the PGRs forum series at the Cambridge School of Art, organised by Dr Elena Cologni. The series aims at opening up the conversation about creative practice research methodologies: how these rise from practice, are applied, and/or lead to interdisciplinary approaches. Through examples of research projects the sessions will raise questions, give new ideas, or highlight problematic instances of the research journey.

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms cover.
Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms cover.

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