Course: The Feminist Gaze

From: Saturday, 16 November 2019

To: Sunday, 17 November 2019

Feminist Perspectives in Artistic Productions and Theories of Art

Directors: Xabier Arakistain and Lourdes Méndez
16 and 17 November 2019

Free entrance. Registration required

Artium Museum is organising the 12th edition of the course entitled The Feminist Gaze: Feminist Perspectives in Artistic Productions and Theories of Art. Directed by Xabier Arakistain, art curator, and Lourdes Méndez, senior lecturer in Anthropology of Art at the Basque Public University (UPV/EHU), this annual course brings together speakers from various countries, disciplines and generations to analyse or intervene in the field of art from feminist perspectives.

Aiming to denounce and fight against discrimination, oppression and exploitation of women, these perspectives maintain that the category of sex structures the social, the gaze, language, art, its field and its institutions by combining aesthetic and political dimensions. Feminist perspectives also analyse male and female artists within the social relationship framework of sex, ethnicity and class existing in societies in which they live and, in doing so, reveal the reasons for the unequal recognition achieved by female artists and their works in the field of art.

The course provides an overview to a broad audience of the main contributions of feminist artists and art theorists by focusing on the theoretical and political issues that need to be addressed today in order to continue developing and disseminating art and knowledge that are free from androcentric and ethnocentric biases.

Capacity is complete. A waiting list has been opened.

On line registration  Registration by phone: +34 945 20 90 20

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Saturday, 16 November
10.30 am.  Presentation by course directors: Xabier Arakistain and Lourdes Méndez
11 am. Talk: María Zambrano: To Write Art, To Think It. Rosa Rius, Honorary Professor at the University of Barcelona
12.30 pm. Break
1 pm. Conversation between the artist Elena Mendizabal and curator and Artium Director Beatriz Herráez
2.30 pm. Break
4.30 pm. Talk: Feminist Art / Feminist Sisterhood. Amy Tobin, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge and Curator, Kettle’s Yard
6 pm. Break
6.30 pm. Talk: To Wall up: Ecstasy. Monica Bonvicini, artist, Professorship in Sculpture at the University of Fine Arts Berlin
8 pm. End of the day

Sunday, 17 November
11 am. Talk: Second-Wave Feminism and Refusal of Art: The Italian Way. Giovanna Zapperi, art historian and Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Tours
12.30 pm. Break
1 pm. Talk: Curating Mourning: Memory, Grief and Feminist Reparative Resistance. Elke Krasny, Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2.30 pm. Break
4 pm. Screening: videos by Sanja Iveković
4.30 pm. Talk: My Double Life as a Feminist Artist. Sanja Iveković, artist
6 pm. End of the course

On line registration  Registration by phone: +34 945 20 90 20



Rosa Rius

Elena Mendizabal Egialde

Beatriz Herráez Diéguez

Amy Tobin

Mónica Bonvicini

Giovanna Zapperi

Elke Krasny

Sanja Iveković

Xabier Arakistain

Lourdes Méndez

On line registration Registration by phone: +34 945 20 90 20

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