5 DEC guided exploration

Re-engaging Archived Art Practices

Guided exploration of the Women’s Art Library and the Women’s Revolutions Per Minute archives by Althea Greenan and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen

5 December 5-7pm
@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London
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The Women's Art Library/Make is an important collection of documentation dedicated to women's art practice and a critical achievement in the study of visual culture. It began as a collection of slides brought together by women artists wishing to raise the visibility of women’s art. The archive of Women’s Revolutions Per Minute also documents an organization that emerged from the women’s movement and promoted women’s music is all its forms.

Compelled by the need to circulate and make accessible the art by women in a pre-digital era, this session will be both an aural and visual show-and-tell of two artist-led collections that offer an insight into strategies of distribution inspired from collective publications to a lone lollipop in the shape of a fist.

Althea Greenan is curator of The Women's Art Library, part of the Special Collections held in Goldsmiths University of London. Her reviews on publications and exhibitions have appeared in Make magazine, Contemporary, Vertigo and elsewhere. They were produced in tandem with her work on the collection of the Women's Art Library, ongoing projects like the Living with Make: Art in Archive Bursary and research on the 35mm slide. Artists she has worked with include Caroline Smith, Oriana Fox, Clare Gasson, Rose Frain and Natalie Papamichael.

Mika Hayashi Ebbesen is an artist, filmmaker, and writer based in London. She is also an editor at Shoppinghour Magazine and currently composing work with recorded human voices and instrumental noise. Earlier this year she initiated Human Fiction Tartini as an inclusive vehicle to challenge the barriers between different genres of sonic experimentation.