FROM WHERE I STAND #1. Feminist Art/Writing: Genealogies, Subjectivities, and Critique

#1 – Collaborations: Workshop and discussion with Jessica Gysel and Katja Mater (Girls Like Us), Amy Tobin and Victoria Horne
June 1st, 2017

When writing about feminist art, and possibly for feminist motives, scholars face the problem that their research not only partakes in making visible and valuing politically engaged practices, but also risks depoliticizing them by inscribing them into art history.

The workshop series »From Where I Stand« invites art historians, critics, curators, and artists, whose work relates to feminist practices, particularly, to discuss the ways in which writing feminist art histories gets entangled with its objects.

The first workshop focuses on collaborative work modes and their potential for feminist art/writing. Jessica Gysel and Katja Mater, members of the magazine collective Girls Like Us (Brussels), will talk with Victoria Horne (Northumbria University) and Amy Tobin (Goldsmiths College). GLU provides a platform for a growing network of »women from all genders« to discuss art, culture, and activism. Horne founded the research network »Writing Feminist Art Histories«, Tobin works on the feminist magazine collective Heresies; together they have championed the idea of a collaborative feminist art history.

»FROM WHERE I STAND. Feminist Art/Writing: Genealogies, Subjectivities, and Critique« is a workshop series organised by Laura Kowalewski, Oona Lochner and Isabel Mehl in the context of the Research Training Group »Cultures of Critique« at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.