Conference: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms

2 Jul 2018

Event times

10.30am - 6.30pm
Registration from 10 am
Atrium, First Floor, Grove Building

Cost of entry

Free, tickets are limited and registration is required.

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Middlesex University

England, United Kingdom

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This one-day conference reflects on feminist activism and artivism in/through the many different kinds of contemporary art practices, campaigns and art projects of feminism’s innovative and rich history in art and politics.


Keynote speakers:
Tanja Ostojic (artist, Berlin) 'On the Development of interdisciplinary feminist methodologies and perspectives within my own artistic practice'
Ewa Alicja Majewska (feminist philosopher and activist, University of Warsaw, Poland) 'Weak Resistance and Feminist Artivism'
Christine Eyene (curator, University of Central Lancashire) 'Curating from a black female perspective'

How do the practices of feminist art workers and activists identify, comment, reflect, address and question issues related to changes in civil and political rights over their bodies; campaigns around health and social care and violence against women; in anti-nuclear and anti-militarist campaigns for the end of conflicts or for peace; in protests about women's rights as workers, citizens, refugees or migrants; for LGBTQI rights; for disability rights?

There will be 8 panels at the conference:
Confirmed Speakers include: Emma Dick and Kathleen Mulaniff; Loraine Leeson; Roxanne Permar; Pune Parsafar; Alice Maude-Roxby; Rosy Martin; Alexandra Kokoli; Pam Skelton; Michelle Williams Gamaker; Marisa Carnesky ; Linda Aloysius; Lior Elefant; Abbe Leigh Fletcher; Christina Vasileiou; Paula Chambers; Anne Robinson; Mare Tralla;Virginia Yiqing Yang; Emma Curd; Gill Park; Alana Jelenik ;Tamsin Hong ;Louise O’Hare ;Elke Krasny ; Grace, Grace, Grace; Amy Charlesworth / Marissa Begonia ; Diana McCarty ; Martina Pachmanova; Sonja Von Kerkhoff; Camille Waring; Laura Malacart; Sreyashi Tinni Bhattacharyya

Every member of the audience/participant at this event is invited to bring a poster to present in the lunch time session which can outline a campaign, a research project, their current work or a proposal for future work, whether or not their paper is accepted.

This is a feminist research event aiming to bring together artists, writers, curators and self-defined artivists and activists, academics and non-academics, theorists and practitioners.

It is organised by the Create/Feminisms Cluster in the Arts and Creative Industries Faculty at Middlesex University.


Katy Deepwell


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