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Art and Feminisms Book Launch

Book Launch: Art and Feminisms

16 Sep 2016

This event celebrates three recent publications from the CREATE/feminisms research cluster, School of Art and Design, Middlesex University: The Female Body in the Looking-glass: Contemporary Art, Aesthetics and Genderland by Basia Sliwinska (I.B. Tauris, 2016), The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice by Alexandra Kokoli (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), and the revised edition of the indispensable Feminism-Art-Theory, edited by Hilary Robinson (Blackwell, 2015). The authors are joined by two discussants in a roundtable on the shifting landscape between and across feminism, art practice and theory. The discussion is followed by a drinks reception, courtesy of Middlesex University and I.B. Tauris.

Dr. Alexandra M. Kokoli is BA Fine Art Joint Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at Middlesex University, and Research Associate at VIAD, University of Johannesburg. She is the editor of Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference (Cambridge Scholars) and The Provisional Texture of Reality: Selected Talks and Texts by Susan Hiller, 1977-2007 (JRP Ringier).

Professor Hilary Robinson is Dean of the School of Art and Design and Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University, having previously held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She is the author of Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: The Politics of Art by Women (2006), and the editor of Visibly Female: Women and Art Today (1987).

Dr. Basia Sliwinska is a Lecturer in Visual Culture in School of Art and Design at Middlesex University. Previously, she worked as Loughborough University Research Associate and developed an AHRC funded project entitled Migratory Homes (2013). Before joining Loughborough, she worked as an Associate Editor at the academic journal Third Text.

Dr August Jordan Davis is Senior Research Fellow within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton, where she is also Director of The Winchester Gallery and Acting Programme Leader of the MA Contemporary Curation. She recently co-edited a special issue of Third Text Transfigurations: Transnational Perspectives on Domestic Spaces and published Remote Control: From Theater of Drones Back to the Living Room War, Martha Rosler’s ‘Bringing the War Home' in Woeful Weapons exhibition catalogue at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain, 2015.

Joanna Rajkowska is an artist based and working from London and Nowogród, Poland. Her public projects include commissions by CCA Zamek Ujazdowski (2007, Oxygenator, Poland), Trafo Gallery (2008, The Airways, Hungary), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2009, Ravine, Poland), The Showroom (2010, Chariot, UK), British Council (2010, Benjamin in Konya, Turkey), 7th Berlin Biennale (2012, Born in Berlin, Germany), Royal Society of Arts, Citizen Power Peterborough programme’s Arts and Social Change, Arts Council England (2012, The Peterborough Child, UK), Frieze Projects 2012 (2012, Forcing a Miracle, UK) and Institute for Contemporary Ideas and Art (2014, Carpet, Sweden). As well as commissions, she has realized a number of partisan public projects, most notably Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue in Warsaw, 2002. Her artwork has been presented in the UK, Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Sweden, USA, Bulgaria, Palestine, India, Japan and Turkey, among others.

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