n.paradoxa feminist art salon in London, 11 December 2013

n.paradoxa’s next regular monthly salon in London
for women artists, writers and curators is on 11 December 2013.

The salon is a networking and exchange event for women artists, writers, critics and curators who readily identify themselves with feminist art practices and would like to discuss feminist ideas, recent and/or future opportunities and art projects.

Next salon: 11 December, 6.00-9.00 pm
£5 entry fee
Venue: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London, SE11 6AY
Drinks, wine, bottled beers, delicious soup and light meals from the Ragged Canteen will be available to purchase at the event. Enquiries: ktpress@ktpress.co.uk

The December salon will have a special festive/seasonal theme with free mince pies!
All women who would like to attend are asked to bring with them an item of clothing or object which offers a clue to another woman artist they admire, as part of the opening conversations we will attempt to guess who eachother’s women artists are…

Buy your ticket in advance here:- www.ktpress.co.uk/salon.asp

For directions to Beaconsfield Gallery, London click here

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Slide/Tape Symposium, 6 November 2013

Wednesday 6th November 2013, 10.30am-5.00pm
Design School, Loughborough University
Fee: £10 (including lunch)

Speakers/participants include: Katy Deepwell (editor of n.paradoxa, Professor, Middlesex University); Michael Archer (Critic, Goldsmiths University of London), Yasmeen Baig Clifford (Director, Vivid Projects), Nina Danino (Artist, Goldsmiths University of London), , Paul Goodwin (Independent Curator), Keith Piper (Artist, Middlesex University), Cordelia Swann (Artist) and Mo White (Loughborough University).

In a day of keynote presentations, roundtable discussion and screenings this symposium aims to broaden the scope of knowledge of Slide-tape, exploring the history, artists and aesthetics of this often overlooked artform and is importance in the field of artists’ moving image media.
The symposium will examine the histories and context of artists’ use of slide-tape forms and consider why significant works have been removed from curatorial histories to date.  The symposium will also explore and reappraise the potential of slide-tape as a medium for new narrative forms.
The symposium will close with refreshments and an introductory talk by Felicity Sparrow, partner of Ian Breakwell, prior to the screening of BC/AD, his last major work charting his decline from lung cancer, along with Tina Keane’s Clapping Songs.

Book online at the following link:
http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=252&catid=72&prodid=223
http://www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/art_events/#other-university-events

The symposium is part of a larger project, Slide-tape: Key Works in the UK since the 1970s, taking place at Vivid Projects Birmingham until 16th November.  www.vividprojects.org.uk

 

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n.paradoxa: feminist art salon 16 Oct 2013 6-9pm

The next feminist art salon takes place at Beaconsfield Ltd, 16 October, 6-9pm. We know Frieze Art Fair’s VIP launch is the same evening, but – if you don’t have an invite (it happens!) – women artists, curators and critics might choose instead to network and exchange ideas about recent projects in some depth.

Yes, the pull of being seen in the right places is SO important, but so too is making connections with your peers which has any real substance or common ground. If you are coming to London for one or two days around the art fair, please come along to the salon on Wednesday night.

n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon, 16 October, 6-9pm£5 entry fee (payable on door).
Drinks, wine, bottled beers, delicious soup and light meals from the Ragged Canteen will be available to purchase at the event.
Enquiries: ktpress@ktpress.co.uk
Venue: Beaconsfield Ltd, 22 Newport Street, London, SE11 6AY

The editor of n.paradoxa, Katy Deepwell, will be there as well as contributors to the journal.
This event is a forum for professional women artists, curators and writers to meet.
N.B. This event is not a talk or seminar, nor is it a space for formal presentations.
This is not an event for (undergraduate) students, for “crits” or portfolio reviews.

Everyone attending will be encouraged to talk informally to as many people as possible during the event to find common interests, new and old acquaintances and future contacts.
More details: n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon

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More Light on 8th March – discussion at Moscow Biennale, 25th Sept 2013

Olesya Turkina,  (Chair)
Tania Antoshina,  Elena Kovylina, Mila Bredikhina, Umida Akhmedova, Katy Deepwell

More Light on 8th March – a panel discussion taking place on 25th September 2013, 7.00-8.30pm at Manege, Moscow –  as part of the public program of Moscow Biennale.
http://5th.moscowbiennale.ru/en/program/public.html

8th March is International Women’s Day, which is not just a work or family holiday for women, but a chance each year to reflect on women’s political, social and economic situation in the world and a day selected and initiated by Russian feminists in 1913. This panel takes this chance using the concept of 8th March – in the same manner as the exhibition of Russian women artists staged in Moscow earlier in 2013 which also used this title – and aims to throw “More light” on the situation of women artists and feminism in contemporary art. The panel is composed of artists, curators and critics who have each made quite different projects, artworks and activities to further discussions about the situation of women and women artists and feminist debates in contemporary art.

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Good Girls Symposium, NMAC, Bucharest

Information from: http://www.experimentalproject.ro/

Good Girls Symposium
Period:
27th -28th September 2013

Organiser: MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Bucharest, Romania

Concept: Bojana Pejic     Coordinators: Bojana Pejić and Olivia Nițiș

The international symposium will be held on the occasion of the exhibition GOOD GIRLS_ MEMORY, DESIRE, POWER, held in MNAC from June 20th till September 29th 2013.

The goal of this symposium is to take on a spectrum of subjects and problems related to certain fields of today’s feminist practices. The invited participants are visual artists, activists, art historians and critics, theorists and curators, who use feminism, as the Romanian group h.arta put it, “as a tool for analysis and action”. The conference will be structured in three sessions: The Production of Counter-Public Spheres; Visibility of Individual Positions and Politics of Exhibiting and Curatorial Effects.

Participants: Edit Andràs (Budapest); Bureau of Melodramatic Research (Bucharest); Alexandra Croitoru (Bucharest); Katy Deepwell, (London); Silvia Eblmayr (Vienna); Group h.arta -Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant and Rodica Tache (Timișoara) Sanja Ivekovic (Zagreb); Leima Kreivite (Vilnius); Bettina Knaup -re.act feminism (Berlin) Kati Kivimaa (Tallinn); Iza Kowalczyk (Poznan); Frederikke Hansen – Kuratorisk Aktion (Copenhagen); Ana Lupas (Cluj); Alla Mitrofanova (St Petersburg); Alexandra Pirici (Bucharest); Marilena Preda Sanc (Bucharest); Delia Popa (Bucharest); Magda Radu (Bucharest); Hedwig Saxenhuber (Vienna); Hedwig Turai (Budapest); Martha Wilson (New York).

Exhibition Good Girls – Memory, Desire, Power

The exhibition offers a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. It presents 63 women artists who come from 23 countries and features 85 artworks.

Curator: Bojana Pejic; co-curator Olivia Nitis. The project is initiated by the artist Marilena Preda Sânc, who is also professor at the University of Arts in Bucharest.

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call for contributions to n.paradoxa: Religion, volume 33

Volume 33: Religion, n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
(Jan 2014)
(Copy deadline: 1 Nov 2013, to be published Jan 2014)
How have women artists addressed, challenged or critiqued representations of women in the major/minor religions around the world?  Women artists’ works which have provided a critical view of religious life, religious belief, religious doctrine and representations will be the focus of this volume. Religions are not only “opium for the masses”, they have also provided major rituals which mediate experiences of birth, marriage and death in society. Explorations of female power, women goddesses, female spirituality and sexuality have all been mediated by reconsidering or critiquing many aspects of religious ritual, belief systems and representations of the role of women: as disparate as Madonna/Whore; Veiled/ unVeiled. Women experience different religions and cults as both liberating and oppressive in their moral codes for how women should dress, behave, operate as sexual beings, have families, live a “good” life. Artworks which offer critical perspectives on the either liberating or oppressive views of religion for women will be considered here as well as works which address multi-faith (and tolerant) conceptions or readings analysing the many different religions of the world today. In some parts of the world, artworks and exhibitions are still censored for their idolatry, offense to religious belief or desecration of religious symbols: case studies where women artists have been central to different forms of censorship on religious grounds are welcomed.

If you would like to submit an article on contemporary women’s art practices (visual arts only, women artists working post-1970), discussions of new directions in feminist art theory in relation to their work or interviews with women artists or feminist curators to n.paradoxa, please contact the editor.
n.paradoxa is keen to publish new research and comparative trans-national or international approaches in feminist scholarship about the works of contemporary women artists. Do not send finished articles.
Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor: Katy Deepwell.  email: katy@ktpress.co.uk
Articles are published in print and in PDF format.
n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, curators and critics about the work of contemporary women artists.

Please send, (more than one month in advance of the copy deadline i.e. this September!), an outline (1-2 paragraphs) and a short resume (1 page only). Please also outline the relation of your proposal to the theme of a particular volume.

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n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon – 11 September 2013

Women artists, curators and writers, come and join n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon
Next event: Wednesday: 11 September, 6-9pm at Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, London, SE11 6AY.   Nearest tubes: Waterloo, Vauxhall.
Further dates for future salons:  Wed 16 October; 13 November; 11 December 2013
All events £5 entry fee.
Drinks and snacks available to purchase from The Ragged Canteen during the evening.
Registration of attendence, essential ktpress@ktpress.co.uk
n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon is for professional women artists, curators and writers to network and exchange material.
KT press will be showing a special preview of 2 new ebooks at this event.

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n.paradoxa salon continues in the Autumn

New dates announced for n.paradoxa’s feminist art salonWednesdays: 11 September; 16 October; 13 November; 11 December 2013
All events 6-9pm at Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, London, SE11 6AY
Registration essential ktpress@ktpress.co.uk
n.paradoxa’s feminist art salon is for professional women artists, curators and writers.

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n.paradoxa’s 3rd Salon, 18 July

n.paradoxa’s 3rd salon takes place atBeaconsfield tomorrow – Thursday July 18th 2013, 6-9 pm.

More salons are scheduled for Sept 11, October 16, 13 November, 11 December 2013.

£5 entry. Drinks and healthy vegetarian food available to purchase at venue.
Venue: Beaconsfield Ltd, 22 Newport Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY
(Venue is just South of the river Thames, in area oppositeEdit Tate Britain).
Consult their website for directions to get there from Waterloo or Vauxhall.

The salon is a networking and exchange event for women artists, writers, critics and curators who readily
identify themselves with feminist art practices and would like to discuss feminist ideas, recent and/or future opportunities and art projects.
This event is a forum for professional women artists, curators and writers to meet.

The salon is an opportunity for each woman to share information about recent and future art projects with other women in a friendly and intimate setting.
Please bring well-prepared materials (i.e. new publications, printouts of project outlines, leaflets or flyers, photos, a project on a CD or flashdrive with images and brief videoclips).
You can also bring a laptop/tablet to display material. Limited internet access is available.

N.B. This event is not a talk or seminar, nor is it a space for formal presentations. This is not an event for (undergraduate) students, for “crits” or portfolio reviews. 

Everyone attending will be encouraged to talk informally to as many people as possible during the event to find common interests, new and old acquaintances and future contacts.

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volume 32 of n.paradoxa (July 2013) Citizenship available in print!

Volume 32 on Citizenship (July 2013) of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal is now available in print and online from www.ktpress.co.uk This volume is available to purchase as a single volume or with a print or electronic subscription.

Read the editorial by Katy Deepwell nparadoxa32here

Contents :-
Alla Mitrofanova  ‘The Public and the Political in Feminist Statements: Street Actions in St. Petersburg and the Pussy Riot Case’ pp.5-12
Basia Sliwinska  ‘And Europe will be Stunned: Yael Bartana and JRMiP’  pp.13-22
Sue Bell Yank   ‘In the Space Between Bodies: Women Artists and Occupy LA’  pp.23-31
‘Views of Women Artists from the 55th Venice Biennale’  pp.32-35
Artists Pages: Monica Ross  ‘Anniversary— an act of memory’  pp.36-38
Michèle Fuirer ‘Suzanne Lacy: Silver Action’ pp. 39-45
Melissa Potter ‘Feminist Felt’  pp.46-47
Adele Chynoweth   ‘‘The stain is indelible’ : Rachael Romero’s The Magdalene Diaries’ pp.48-58
Marta Garsd   ‘Now We See You, Now We Don’t: Women-Artists Networks in Post-dictatorship Argentina (1986-1999)’  pp.59-69
Manyu Zhang   ‘Xiao Lu: Dialogue, Sperm and Wedding’ pp.70-76
Kim Paice  ‘Feminism, Democracy and Participatory Net Works’ pp. 77-83
Hilary Robinson  ‘Actionmyth, Historypanic: The entry of VALIE EXPORT’s Aktionhose: Genitalpanik into art history’ pp.84-89
Bojana Pejic  ‘Ilona Németh:  Dilemma’ pp.90-96

n.paradoxa continues its mission to publish in-depth critical articles on contemporary women artists from around the world drawing on feminist theory in each volume.

The current volume of n.paradoxa is available in the following art bookshops:

UK: Tate Modern, ICA and Serpentine Gallery in London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Europe: Wiels, Brussels; CCA Andratx, Mallorca; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Motto, Berlin; Pavillion, Bucharest.

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