mercoledì 1 dicembre 2010

States of Feminism/Matters of State: Gender and the Politics of Exclusion

Di seguito trovate presentazione e programma della due giorni internazionale States of Feminism/Matters of State: Gender and the Politics of Exclusion, organizzata da Sara Farris, Avigail Moss, Kerstin Stakemeier e Rebecka Thor alla Jan van Eyck Academie di Maastricth.

"This two-day conference on contemporary feminism will investigate how feminist thought has developed in relation to the rise of populist politics in Europe, and correspondingly how it relates to questions of nationalism and identity. In the recent resurgence of nationalistic and xenophobic ideologies across Europe policy makers and the media have increasingly instrumentalised discourses about female emancipation. Paraphrasing Gayatri Spivak’s effective metaphor, contemporary nationalism and xenophobia increasingly take the form of a wide-spread discourse in which “white men claim to be saving brown women from brown men.” Why is the ideal, albeit misleading, approach of female emancipation increasingly used by contemporary nationalism? What kinds of feminism do such nationalistic agendas employ? How can we articulate a feminist perspective that resists such misuses In addition to addressing these issues from sociological and philosophical perspectives, States of feminism/matters of state will also consider how aesthetic practices incorporate feminist strategies, and how art can be used as a means of conducting feminist politics. How is this (state of being?) depicted in narratives questioning authorship, polyphonic time, geopolitical space? The conference will include artists working with queer subjectivities in order to be able to discuss the term from multiple positions. As artists and critics, Sara Farris, Avigail Moss, Kerstin Stakemeier and Rebecka Thor ask how feminist thinking pertaining to questions of statehood operates today in politics, art and theory, and how these fields intersect and diverge".


Thursday, 2nd December
14.00 – 14.30: Rada Ivekovic, (University Jean-Monnet St. Etienne)
“Women at stake in matters of state, nation and society”
Discussant: Chiara Bonfiglioli
15.00 – 15.30: Michaela Mélian, TBA
Discussant: Avigail Moss
16.00 – 16.15: Break
16.15 – 16.45: Vincenza Perilli (Online Journal Marginalia, Bologna)
“The colonial inheritance of sexo-racism in Fortress Europe”
Discussant: Sara Farris
18.00: Dinner at the JvE Academy
20.00: Screening: “Comrades of Time. Zeitgenössinen.” (Andrea Geyer 2010)
Q&A with Andrea Geyer via Skype (Artist, New York)
Discussant: Rebecka Thor

Friday, 3rd December
11.00 – 11.30: Neferti Tadiar (Professor and Chair Women’s Studies in Barnard College, New York), “The Remainders of Feminism and Nationalism: Lifetimes in Becoming Human”
Discussant: Katja Diefenbach
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00 – 13.30: Performance by Johannes Paul Raether (Berlin)
Discussant: Kerstin Stakemeier

3 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

molto interessante!..e per quelle che non potranno goderne ...qualche briciola sul web..ou même pas?


Marginalia ha detto...

Mais oui ;-)))
Appena rientro. Con calma ... Avevo sperato di poter passare da Parigi sulla strada del ritorno, ma impossibile. Mi fermo piuttosto a Bruxelles per la mostra sull'orientalismo in pittura. Penso potrebbe interessarti, riesci a fare un salto? Pensaci e fammi sapere nel caso ...

Rosetta ha detto...

mi associo alla richiesta!