n.paradoxa articles now available online to download

KT press have released all available articles of the 40 volumes of n.paradoxa online as open access at http://www.ktpress.co.uk. Readers can now browse and download these PDFs for free. Abstracts are also available.
n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal published 500+ articles on contemporary women artists and feminist readings of their work, Jan 1998-July 2017.
Print volumes of n.paradoxa remain available for sale.
KT press is continuing to develop different projects, including its MOOC at https://nparadoxa.com


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Conference CFP: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, 2 July 2018

Create/Feminisms event – 2 July 2018, Middlesex University

This one-day conference on 2 July 2018 at the Grove Building, Middlesex University aims to reflect on feminist activism and artivism in/through the many different kinds of contemporary art practices, campaigns and art projects and to explore the rich history of feminism’s innovative and diverse approaches and contributions to both art and politics.

Keynote speakers (confirmed):
Tanja Ostojic (artist, Berlin) On the Development of interdisciplinary feminist methodologies and perspectives within my own artistic practice
Ewa Alicja Majewska (feminist philosopher and activist, University of Warsaw, Poland) Weak Resistance and Feminist Artivism
Christine Eyene (curator, University of Central Lancashire) Curating from a black female perspective.

How do the practices of feminist art workers and activists identify, comment, reflect, address and question issues related to changes in civil and political rights over their bodies; campaigns around health and social care and violence against women; in anti-nuclear and anti-militarist campaigns for the end of conflicts or for peace; in protests about women’s rights as workers, citizens, refugees or migrants; for LGBTQI rights; for disability rights?

Activism is now strongly associated with participatory art practices and art’s capacity to engage with particular communities or groups of people to realise a politically or socially-informed project, but there is a long history of art activism in inventing symbols or identifying political identities related to different struggles. This history includes women’s struggles and protests internationally who have developed their own imagery, murals, icons, posters and logos. Another dominant role for art is its use as a tool of “therapy” by political activists and charities in conflict zones. If artivism now means art+activism, how do feminist art practices today develop progressive agendas for social transformation or radical forms of democracy? Or has artivism become a catchword for any woman’s empowerment through the arts/using art? Is art privileged in its ability to address some realities better than others, some types of campaigns over others? And what are the effects of feminist art practices and interventions amongst different audiences and how are these visible in social media or in culture as a whole?

2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK over 30 and with a property qualification obtained the vote. Beyond the fact of SOME women’s enfranchisement as citizens, many questions about women’s legal and political rights across the world remain, even though the UN has declared development goals and women’s rights as human rights a key goal for more than 40 years. How has feminism transformed in the last 50 years our understandings of art and activism in relation to struggles for women’s rights as human rights?

2018 also marks 50 years since the student occupation of Hornsey College of Art, which joined Middlesex University. Students involved in the conference will present a slide show from the Special Collections Archive at Middlesex’ University Library on Hornsey.

There will be 8 panels at the conference:
Confirmed Speakers include: Emma Dick and Kathleen Mulaniff; Loraine Leeson; Roxanne Permar; Pune Parsafar; Alice Maude-Roxby; Rosy Martin; Alexandra Kokoli; Pam Skelton; Michelle Williams Gamaker; Marisa Carnesky ; Linda Aloysius; Lior Elefant; Abbe Leigh Fletcher; Christina Vasileiou; Paula Chambers; Anne Robinson; Mare Tralla;Virginia Yiqing Yang; Emma Curd; Gill Park; Alana Jelenik ;Tamsin Hong ;Louise O’Hare ;Elke Krasny ; Grace, Grace, Grace; Amy Charlesworth / Marissa Begonia ; Diana McCarty ; Martina Pachmanova; Sonja Von Kerkhoff; Camille Waring; Laura Malacart; Sreyashi Tinni Bhattacharyya

Ticket link:  https://www.onlinestore.mdx.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts-and-creative-industries/event/feminist-artivisms-and-activisms-ehe1959
There is no charge for this event. Please register to attend.
Conference registration at 10 am. Event finishes at 6.30 pm.

Every member of the audience/participant at this event is invited to bring a poster to present in the lunch time session which can outline a campaign, a research project, their current work or a proposal for future work, whether or not their paper is accepted.

This is a feminist research event aiming to bring together artists, writers, curators and self-defined artivists and activists, academics and non-academics, theorists and practitioners. It is organised by the Create/Feminisms Cluster in the Arts and Creative Industries Faculty at Middlesex University.

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n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal – SALE

5 Feb – 31 March 2018, 30% discount available on any volumes of n.paradoxa in print purchased online from http://www.ktpress.co.uk

Offer is only available via this website and using online payment.

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n.paradoxa’s website at http://www.ktpress.co.uk is being updated for 2018!
Central to this is a new Feminist Art Observatory

F.A.O. is well known as the abbreviation of “For the Attention Of…”
This site is for the attention of anyone interested in researching feminism in relation to contemporary art.

The site contains over 5,000 items.
There are lists of books, exhibition catalogues, magazines, anthologies and websites.
The list includes links to women’s art organisations and archives, museums, online databases. These resources have been compiled and developed over the last 20 years!

There are several research projects online as well available through the Feminist Art Observatory:-

The 1000+ feminist art theses lists MA and PhD theses from 36 countries since 1974.
Users are invited also to post their own – if they are not present on the searchable list.
As the theses are linked to the University repositories, it is possible – within 3 clicks – to read the text of most entries in this database.

The Feminist Art Topics Project was designed to present 30 common topics in feminist research linked to 16-35 artworks in each case. The artworks listed under each topic are presented as a chronological list. Like n.paradoxa, it is an international inter-generational list. While there are lots of useful links to artist and museum sites, the project does not provide a commentary on the works – this is for researchers to invent, develop or discover. There are also no pictures, because each artwork could be searched for in the net, given that the internet remains primarily an image database.

It is still possible to purchase any of the 40 volumes in print of n.paradoxa from the website and review the abstracts of the 500 articles that were published between 1998-2017. While individual articles are still available to purchase, the electronic subscriptions of individuals and institutions are being slowly withdrawn in 2018.

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nparadoxa Volume 40 (July 2017) just published!

Volume 40 (July 2017) is on the theme of Ends and Beginnings.
This volume is a special bumper issue of 104 pages, which marks 20 years of n.paradoxa in print. Volume 40 is the last edition of this print journal. KT press’ website will be updated and kept current as it contains many useful resources on art and feminism. Back volumes are available for sale. nparadoxa’s MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) is available at: http://nparadoxa.com


Articles published in Volume 40
Katy Deepwell ‘On the Beginnings and End of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
Kirstin Ringelberg ‘Having It Both Ways: Neoliberal Feminism in the Contemporary Art World’
Kathy Rae Huffman, Ana Peraica, Ana Kuzmanic, Petar Jandric
‘Interview with Kathy Rae Huffman: Curating digital art with heart and mind’
Jude Adams ‘Beginnings, Endings and Returns The Women’s Show, 40 years on’ a prelude to the FRAN festival in August 2017 in Australia.
Laura Iamurri ‘On the Threshold. Carla Lonzi, the End of Art Criticism and the Beginnings of Feminism’
Why Feminist Stories Matter: Katy Deepwell interviews Clare Hemmings
Victoria Ferentinou and Konstantina Drakopoulou
‘Gaps in (Greek) Art History and Criticism: Feminist Possibilities in Contemporary Greek Art’
Sheila Gaffney ‘A Story Within a Story Within a Story Within a Story: British Art School Experience Retrieved Through Archive, Anecdote and Life Writing’
Penelope Smart ‘Leisure: a Canadian artist/curator collective’
Ros Bandt and Leah Barclay ‘Sonic Activism in the Antipodes’

Artists’ Pages: Lynn Hershman Leeson ‘Infinity Engine’

Photo features from ‘Learning from Athens’ Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel and Venice Biennale, 2017


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Local/Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art, conference

Following this conference in July 2017 : Laura Leuzzi and Katy Deepwell have set up a JISC email list: Local-Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art.
There are several ways to join the email list and be able to post messages to it.

1) Please register at JISCmail and then opt to join this list.
2) Use this link: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=FEM-ART-LOCALGLOBALRESEARCH&A=1
Click on “Subscribe/Unsubscribe” on this webpage. All New subscribers can complete their details to receive emails to their inbox, or read online, or receive weekly digests.
3) Subscribers can also join this list by sending an email to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk
with the following additions to subject/message:

Subject: Subscribe

n.paradoxa is organising a conference 3 July, 2017, Middlesex University, London.
Full Details here: ‘Local and Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art’

This event is open to students, artists, academics and curators interested in feminism and contemporary art. The small fee (£10/£5) is to cover the cost of catering for lunch and tea/coffee.
The conference celebrates 20 years of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and coincides with the publication of volume 40, Ends and Beginnings.


Katy Deepwell (founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University)

Giulia Lamoni (art historian, Investigadora FCT, Instituto de Historio de Arte, Lisbon)

Ebru Yetiskin (curator, Associate Professor in Sociology, Media Theory, Digital Humanities. Istanbul Technical University)

Emanuela de Cecco (art critic/art historian, University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

Martina Pachmanova (art historian, Associate Professor, Katedra teorie a dějin umění, VŠUP/UMPRUM v Praze, Department of Art Theory and History, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)

The conference will be organised through speeches, panel discussions, breakout sessions on particular topics and a discussion of attendee’s posters (see the invitation to all attendees, below).

This is a Create/Feminisms event from the Department of Visual Arts, with the assistance of students from BA Fine Art, and staff in Fine Art/Visual Culture. This event is supported by ADRI research funds at Middlesex University and KT press, publishers of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. Organiser: Katy Deepwell  K.Deepwell@mdx.ac.uk or katy@ktpress.co.uk

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n.paradoxa launches a MOOC (mass open online course)

n.paradoxa’s MOOC (mass open online course) on contemporary art (post-1970) and feminism is now open

The new wordpress site is:- http://nparadoxa.com

n.paradoxa’s MOOC is free and users just have to register their email to join it. Users can join anytime and continue at their own pace.

There are 10 lessons. In addition to the lessons, there are open forums for people to respond to the lessons and post their own ideas for discussion.

The model for the MOOC is connectivist. femtechnet describe this model of learning as a DOCC (rather than a MOOC) because the documents link to many resources online and the lessons are designed to be read anytime at the user’s own pace. (A DOCC= Distributed Open Collaborative Course – a feminist retooling of the popular genre of networked learning called MOOCs).

The MOOC uses many resources from the internet, among them those gathered for n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal‘s website at http://www.ktpress.co.uk.

The MOOC was written by the Katy Deepwell, editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. It is published independently by KT press and was supported by a grant from Innovate UK.

The print journal, n.paradoxa, is separate from this new MOOC.
Vol. 39 (Jan 2017) on Organising/Organisations is the latest edition.

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