2 NOV talk

Feminist curatorial practices

Talk with Lara Perry and Francesco Ventrella

2 November 5-7pm
@ Women's Art Library/Make
Free to attend RSVP

Departing from All My Independent Women as an ongoing experiment to exhibit feminist practices within the arts in ways that propose new modes of accountability and that question the structures and systems in place in the art, this conversation will explore notions of feminist curation, distribution and archiving. How can we (artists, curators, art historians and cultural producers), not only make visible feminist art practices, but also bring about systemic change into the art world?

Lara Perry is Principal Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Lara was the lead applicant in the Leverhulme international research network that investigated 'Transnational Perspectives on Women's Art, Feminism and Curating' (2010-12), and one of the organizers of Civil Partnerships, a programme of exhibition and debates on feminist and queer curating at the University of Brighton with a symposium at Tate Modern in May 2012. Her book History’s Beauties: Women in the National Portrait Gallery 1856-1900 (2006) is a study of gender in the collection, administration and audience of the museum.

Francesco Ventrella is Teaching Fellow in Art History at the University of Sussex. He is the former editor of parallax and a founding member of the independent art space 1:1 project in Rome. His research focuses on the intersection between writing (in the broadest sense), materialities and temporalities in art and visual culture. With Sibyl Fisher he is the co-instigator of the postgraduate research project Curatorial Affinities which investigates curating as a feminist practice.