Artistic and Curatorial Turns, Care and Accelerated Capitalism. From the Sixties toContemporary Practices in Feminist Perspectives. A Tour de Force.
My first step in investigating the notion of different turns in art and curating would be to construct ahistorical relation to former re-readings of what art might entail. To see what an intervention incontemporary art could do with a re-reading of parameters and of protocols, we have to discuss or tosketch its condition and the changes it makes possible. What is the state of art that is targeted bychanging certain notions of art? Is contemporary art the lubricating layer of internationally actingaccelerated capitalism? Is the contemporary curator to be seen as the paradigmatic post-Fordistneoliberal figure, allegedly preserving the ability to act as cultural author, traveling the world,networking and being involved with the most creative minds (the artists) plus the richest in the world,transgressing borders, cultural differences and class distinctions. Can one, or we together save curatingas a critical activity, as an exciting form of knowledge production which propose very different forms ofsubjectivation, different forms of communing, different forms of working together on shared interests?
Dorothee Richter (curator, filmmaker, author) is director of the PhD in Practice in Curating programme,University of Reading and Zurich University of the Arts, Professor in Contemporary Curating at theUniversity of Reading, she is head of the MAS in Curating, ZHdK www.curating.org, publisher ofOnCurating, www.oncurating.org and involved in the OnCurating Project Space. She is also a FluxusSpecialist. www.fluxusnow.net.
Viewing Women's Work in the Art Museum
Alongside some feminist art practice of the period, the pioneering Womanhouse exhibition organized bythe CalArts Feminist Art Program in 1972 playfully inverted the conventional division between domesticlife and art exhibition. Proposing a home as a museum, and the themes of feminized domestic labor asthe proper concern of art, the strategies of the Womanhouse exhibition brought the labor of 'socialreproduction' into visibility as a part of the art world. This talk will explore how those activities havecontinued to occupy the spaces of the art museum under a range of guises, from the work of educationdepartments to artistic and curatorial practices that put social relations at the heart of contemporaryart practice. These reflections invite speculation as to how we could create a feminist revolution in thefunction of social reproduction in the art museum, today.
Lara Perry is a Principal Lecturer in History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. Her interestin gender, feminism and the museum was first articulated in a book Facing Femininities: Women andthe National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900 (Ashgate, 2006) and most recently in an investigation of 'TheArtist's Household: On Gender and the Division of Artistic and Domestic Labour in Nineteenth centuryLondon' (Third Text, 31/1, 2017). She has collaborated on a number of projects exploring feminism andcurating including co-editing issue 29 of OnCurating, and Politics in a Glass Case: Feminism, Exhibitioncultures and Curatorial transgressions (2013) with Angela Dimitrakaki.
Public Feminisms Forum. Collectively: Thinking, Speaking, Writing
With Anschläge (Lea Susemichel), AUF (Eva Geber, Marietta Schneider), Ona B., Bliss (Marlene Bür-gerkurator Engel), Johanna Braun, Frauenhetz (Birge Krondorfer), Lena Fritsch, Intakt (Stella Bach,Julia Bugram, Susanne Kompast), Kunst und Kind (Vasilena Gankovska, Hansel Sato), Sophie Lingg,Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Raum (Christine Zwingl), MenstruationsNetzwerk (Valentina Mitterer),Migrationsskizzen (Carla Bobadilla), Miss Balthazar’s Laboratory (Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, StephanieWuschitz), ÖGGF (Romana Hagyo), Iver Ohm, RADS, RitClique (Erica Fischer), Salon Talk (Dudu Kü-cükgöl, Anna Mendelssohn), Juliane Saupe, Basak Senova, Sorority (Sandra Nigischer, MartinaSchöggl), Melinda Tamas, VBKÖ (Stephanie Misa, Ruby Sircar), Wienwoche (Nataša Mackuljak, Iva-na Marjanovic), Wirsindfeige.org (Malu Blume, Ebru Düzgün, Magdalena Fischer, Franziska Kabisch,Sophie Utikal). The workshop is based on texts written by all the contributors. Workshop run byElke Krasny and Claudia Lomoschitz.
Birgit Bosold / Vera Hofmann, Concerted Actions: Women*s Year at Schwules Museum Berlin 2018
Katharina Koch, Revolt She Said. Perspectives and Questions on Feminist Art Curating and Anti-Hegemonic Production of His/Herstories
Moderated by Dorothee Richter
Lara Perry, Viewing Women's Work in the Art Museum
Dorothee Richter, Artistic and Curatorial Turns, Care and Accelerated Capitalism. From the Sixtiesto Contemporary Practices in Feminist Perspectives. A Tour de Force