This is an evening discussion exploring the possibilities of having a feminist curatorial practice in the art world today. Speakers include Anne Ellegood, Laurence Rassel and Helena Reckitt, chaired by Lara Perry.
Over the past ten years there has been an increase in institutional exhibitions addressing feminism from an artistic perspective, as well as numerous publications exploring feminist art. The gender balance in exhibitions is also improving. That said, the art system and the organization of most art institutions are based on patriarchal structures that generate gender inequality and exclusion.
This event aims to offer a platform to discuss possible ways to challenge patriarchal structures of art institutions from within. Guest speakers Helena Reckitt (Goldmisths), Laurence Rassel (L'Erg, Brussels) and Anne Ellegood (Hammer Museum, LA) will present their practice, analysing how feminist curatorial practices and active networks of support and collaboration can implement changes and be transformative tools in both art institutions and schools. This conversation will be chaired by Lara Perry (Brighton University).
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Symposium Curating in Feminist Thought Friday 6th of May 2016, Migros Museum Saturday 7th of May 2016, Zurich University of the Arts
This two-day symposium with speakers from different regions in Europe, the United States, and South Africa was held at Migros Museum, Zurich and ZHdK. Organized by Dorothee Richter with Elke Krasny and Lara Perry, with contributions by Amelia Jones, Maura Reilly, Helena Reckitt, Sigrid Schade, Dorothee Richter, Lara Perry, Elke Krasny, Hilary Robinson, Nkule Mbaso, Stella Rollig, Lina Džuverović and Irene Revell, Laura Castagnini, Susanne Clausen, and Michaela Melian. Videoprogramme: Martina Mullaney, Szuper Gallery, Liv Wynter, Louise Fitzgerald, PUNK IS DADA. A collaboration with the University of Reading Department of Art and the University of Brighton's Internationalizing Design History initiative.
Contributions were simultaneously published in issue 29 of OnCurating.org.
Recorded talks are available on Vimeo, and can be accessed here: vimeo.com/album/4426824