Practising Feminism

23rd/ 24th January Activism and Practice

We would like to invite you to the second event in a series of workshops and lectures, Practising Feminism, which considers questions of feminist art practice; what the role of feminism is in contemporary art practice, how we relate to feminist genealogies, critiques, methods and theory as practising artists, writers and critics, how might we resituate knowledge as feminist, and how feminist practices and methodologies have and continue to influence contemporary art practices.

The 2nd event of the Practising Feminism series will look at practices in relation to feminism and activism and will consider how feminist strategies of protest are being deployed in contemporary political events including embodied protest. Some of the questions to be addressed include; Who are these practices speaking for and to? What is their role within a wider context of activism? Are they symbolic or actual agents of change? What can we learn from a feminist critique of the relationship between art and politics? How does the willful Feminist subject perform within art and other social practices?

  • Thursday 23rd Jan RHB 137A 6pm: Sara Ahmed ‘Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects)’
  • Friday 24th Jan: 11:00 – 18:30 Women’s Art Library/MAKE

We will hold 2 workshop sessions with Sara Ahmed and then Marina Vishmidt and Irene Revell as well as a screening from the Cinenova archive. The confirmed schedule for the day will be circulated early in the coming week. Please let us know if you are interested in attending the workshops by contacting Preference will be given to people who can attend the whole day’s events, to those who participated in the first series of workshops last term and to those who are involved in artistic practice and/or research.

Supported by Art Research Programmes, Department of Art, Goldsmiths and the Centre for Feminist Research