FROM WHERE I STAND #2. Between theory and pose

Workshop and discussion with Karolin Meunier and Martina Kigle
November 9th, 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 and into a canon they never wanted to be part of. 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.

For our second workshop we invited the artists/authors Martina Kigle and Karolin Meunier to talk about forms of feminist thinking – between autofiction, confession and pose, where the research object inscribes itself into its object. In her doctoral thesis Figure M.– “Another History of Postmodernism” Martina Kigle connects science and art. As an inverted W, M. stands for knowledge turned on its head. Karolin Meuniers current work deals with a process of translation between various conversation partners on the basis of “Vai Pure”, the exchange between the Italian art critic and feminist Carla Lonzi and her partner Pietro Consagra, published in 1980.

»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.