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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Narrative-women: the intersection between visual arts and literature in contemporary artistic practices from Brazil

19 June 2023

Author: Prof. Dr. Michelle Farias Sommer   This blog post focuses on part of my post-doctoral research ongoing at the Post-graduate Program in Literature at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro under the supervision of Prof. Dr. João Camillo Penna. This research adheres to the efforts for the affirmation...

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Common Ground: What Connects CEE and LA Art. Previous Narratives and Possible New Approaches (from a Feminist Perspective)

18 April 2023

Author: Wiktoria Szczupacka This blog post departs from the initial concept of the Narrating Art and Feminism seminar, which is based on bringing together two regions, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Latin America (LA). Such a connection, deriving from the protest against the hegemony of Western art history...

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Delphine Seyrig, or Artist as Producer and Feminist Activist at the “Defiant Muses” exhibition (Kunsthalle Wien, 7 April – 4 September, 2022)

23 March 2023

Author: Vesna Vuković In the decade survey asking critics to name the greatest films of all time, which is organized by Sight and Sound, the magazine of the British Film Institute, from 1952 on every second year in the decade, last year it was “Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du...

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Of Women and their Invisibility in Histories of Abstraction: Vera Zilzer and Ingibjörg Bjarnason[1]

22 February 2023

Author: Ayelen Pagnanelli   The lives of Ingibjörg Bjarnason (1901-1967) and Vera Zilzer (1927-2004), as different as they were, resemble those of many women artists. Young women who dived into the modern art scene, only to be erased from its history while their lives took them in different directions,...

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Feminist interventions in Eastern Europe and Latin America: a thematic overview

20 February 2023

Author: Petra Šarin Introduction This blog post focuses on the brief thematic overview of feminist interventions, as Griselda Pollock calls artistic production made from a feminist standpoint, without reducing them to one aesthetic or essentialist category. The selected artworks were produced in Eastern Europe and Latin America and range...

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Strategies of women artists: Leonora Carrington and Female friendship

20 January 2023

When faced with the presentation “strategies of women artists” I could not help but think of Leonora Carrington’s friendship with other women artists, how they helped each other through difficult periods and inspired one another creatively and artistically. The idea of female friendship adopted in this text is based...

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“[Re] Generating… Narratives and Imaginaries Women in dialogue”: Absences and erasures in art collections in Mexico

20 December 2022

INTRODUCTION  The exhibition “[Re] Generating… Narratives and Imaginaries Women in Dialogue” is being presented at the Kaluz Museum in Mexico City from October 15, 2022, to April 24, 2023 and has been curated by art historian Karen Cordero Reiman. The exhibition invites us to reflect on the absence of...

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Bale Literal’s lexical: a Laura Lima show

14 June 2022

It is June, 2019: Rio de Janeiro / Brazil. Laura Lima, a Brazilian philosopher, artist and feminist activist presents ‘Bale Literal’ at A Gentil Carioca, one of the most important art galleries in the country. Bale Literal was an unprecedented work that connected the two gallery buildings directly to...

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Restoration of Capitalism: Repatriarchalization of Society (Book review)

24 March 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Lilijana Burcar, Restauracija kapitalizma: repatrijarhalizacija društva, Zagreb: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Centre for Women’s Studies, 2020   Socialist history and legacy have been explored largely from the hegemonic, Western perspective in the globalized (academic) world, and the authors have been forced to ‘catch up’ with...

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