“The Great Circus of Patriarchy” or too stubborn to quit making feminist projects, when feminism went out of fashion

3 July 2023

Author: Dra. Talita Trizoli – IEB-USP (FAPESP Grant) Between 2015, the year of the so-called Brazilian “feminist spring”, and the current 2023, a series of changes occurred in the Brazilian artistic system with regard to feminist guidelines. From the youthful enthusiasm of a generation of young artists that discovered...

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Pointing Fingers: Russian Artists in Times of War

7 October 2022

These days, I find it very difficult for me to focus on my own research, where I embrace critical feminist approaches. It is exactly the feminist perspective that hinders me from becoming vocal again. I feel like I, as a Russian feminist artist, have a position of privilege and...

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20 September 2022

Early next month, the Oakland Museum of California opens the exhibition Angela Davis: Seize the Time. Originally presented at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the exhibition showcases a massive international visual campaign in support of Angela Davis, the philosopher and American black activist, during her imprisonment and...

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Freedom versus freedom: from late sovietness to post-ness and back again*

23 August 2022

Self-construed heterodox consciousness writes the years preceding the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics into the story of freedom that was reached through the pain and agony of history – individual powerlessness and suffering against the violence of the system; this historical juncture gave rise to the...

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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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Women solidarity, creative resistance, and the gendered dimension of the war

5 May 2022

The powerful photo of baby strollers left at the railway station in the Polish city of Przemyśl went viral and was widely shared on social media as a symbol of female solidarity and the camaraderie of motherhood par excellence.  This ephemeral and spontaneous action of Polish mothers in supporting...

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Book review: Caterina Preda “Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships: A Comparison of Chile and Romania” (2017)

23 February 2022

An oral book review was presented during the seminar held online on November 22, 2021. The following text is an edited transcript. [Carlos Leppe, Sala de espera / Waiting room (1980). Source: Preda, p. 226] Petra Šarin: Regarding its methodology, Caterina Preda’s book “Art and Politics Under Modern Dictatorships:...

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