“The cognate ideas appeared simultaneously in different environments, and we cannot always speak of one-way influences”: An Interview with Stanislava Barać

4 June 2024

Author: Petra Šarin In August 2023 I talked to Stanislava Barać, PhD, from the Institute for Literature and Arts in Belgrade about early feminist ideas, feminist (art) histories and epistemologies, as well as literature and art practice in Serbia (and Yugoslavia) from 19th century onwards, in order to shed...

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Rosana Paulino. Amefricana: Exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

9 January 2024

Author: Andrea Giunta On March 21, 2024 opens Rosana Paulino’s exhibition at MALBA, Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires. This is her first comprehensive exhibition of her work outside of Brazil, which I am co-curating with Igor Simoes. Active since the 90s, Rosana Paulino – who has...

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The Importance of the Theoretical Approach of Lise Vogel

4 January 2024

Author: Vesna Vuković The academic and political path of Lise Vogel (1938 –), a Marxist feminist, feminist sociologist, art historian and activist, is an exceptional example of the meeting of biography and history. Her scientific research was shaped and guided by political events, and activist experiences crucial for her broad...

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Feminism under Socialism? The 1960s Generation of Women Artists and the “Womenʼs Question”

27 November 2023

Author: Marianna Placáková[1] The interpretation of state-socialist womenʼs emancipation as we know it today began to gradually take shape in the post-1989 transition period, which saw political democratization, the transition to a market economy, and the transformation of state and public institutions. Although some women scholars and activists living...

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Book review: Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex by Sophia Giovannitti

20 November 2023

Author: Marina Vinnik   This book explores art and life, work, and art of Sophia Giovannitti, whose website features a list of works is available: In the book Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex, the author dives deep into what we call love, art, or work in...

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Polish Women Artists at the Sao Paulo Biennale

26 October 2023

Author: Wiktoria Szczupacka   At the time of this blog post is being written, the XXXV edition of the Sao Paulo Biennale is currently taking place. Unfortunately, I cannot spot a single Polish name on the list of artists. This is a pity, because for years this event has...

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Carmine-colored shoes: intervening in public spaces against gender violence

6 October 2023

Author: Cecilia Itzel Noriega Vega Red Shoes is an artwork made by the Mexican artist Elina Chauvet. The first installation was created in Ciudad Juárez in 2009 and consisted of placing 33 pairs of red-painted shoes on Avenida Juárez in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, a place where many disappearances...

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A song to democracy

29 September 2023

Author: Natalya Antonova   This poem should have been A critical analysis Of the suppressed and invisible Women’s art work In the visual arts scene.   This poem should have forayed into patriarchy – That evil Geist. It could have featured an interview with a female artist Who swings...

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Anni Albers’ Theorisation of Textiles: Interwoven Narratives of the 20th Century Art

7 September 2023

Author: Marina Vinnik   The life and work of Anni Albers (1899 – 1994), born Annelise Elsa Frieda Fleischmann, embodies many key narratives of the 20th century and provides truly fascinating research material. Born to a Jewish family in Berlin Charlottenburg, she found a productive artistic path and survived...

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A discreet disagreement with the concept of motherhood

16 August 2023

Author: Eda Tuulberg   The following post[1] is a brief analysis of Estonian artist Silvi Liiva’s[2] 1977 etching Põld-Põlluke [Field, Little Field] which I saw during one studio visit. In many ways, this is an exceptional work in the context of the representation of motherhood in late Soviet Estonian...

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