SUMMER SCHOOL  FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS
Aug
18
to Aug 23

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS

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Research Presentation: Reparative Painting an Encounter with Hopeful Futurity

Keynote Speakers:

LUCE IRIGARAY (CENTRE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, FRANCE)

Luce Irigaray (PhD, Linguistics, Philosophy, University of Paris VII, certification, Ecole Freudienne de Paris) is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique. Originally a student of the famous analyst Jacques Lacan, Irigaray's departure from Lacan in Speculum of the Other Woman, where she critiques the exclusion of women from both philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, earned her recognition as a leading feminist theorist and continental philosopher. Her subsequent texts provide a comprehensive analysis and critique of the exclusion of women from the history of philosophy, psychoanalytic theory and structural linguistics. In addition to establishing this critique, Irigaray offers suggestions for altering the situation of women in Western culture. Mimesis, strategic essentialism, utopian ideals, and employing novel language, are but some of the methods central to changing contemporary culture. Irigaray's analysis of women's exclusion from culture and her use of strategic essentialism have been enormously influential in contemporary feminist theory. Irigaray's work extends beyond theory into practice. Irigaray has been actively engaged in the feminist movement in Italy. Her contributions to feminist theory and continental philosophy are many and her complete works present her readers with a rewarding challenge to traditional conceptions of gender, self, and body. Many of her works have been translated into English, including most notably An Ethics of Sexual Difference (Cornell, 1993), Between East and West (Columbia, 2002), Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche (Columbia, 1991), Sexes and Genealogies (Columbia, 1993), Speculum of the Other Woman (Cornell, 1985), and This Sex Which Is Not One (Cornell, 1985).

KAREN BARAD (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ, USA)

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad's Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Barad held a tenured appointment in a physics department before moving into more interdisciplinary spaces. Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist theory. Barad's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Barad is the Co-Director of the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program at UCSC. Barad received an honorary doctorate from Gothenburg University in 2016, and is on the faculty of the European Graduate School. 

TIZIANA TERRANOVA (UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES, ITALY)

Tiziana Terranova is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies and Digital Media at the University of Naples L'Orientale, where she is a member of the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies and co-founder of the Technoculture Reearch Unit. She has widely published on the subject of network culture and digital media, including her book Network Culture: Politics for the Information Age (Pluto Press, 2004) and numerous articles for journals, edited collections, newspapers and websites. She has also extensively lectured on the subject of digital media including plenary lectures at the International Communciation Association, the Transmediale festival, the Bergen Triennale, and recently at Congreso Futuro 2019 and the Nobel Prize Dialogue in Santiago, Chile. She is currently working on two books: a revised collection of her essays on algorithms, financialisation and cognitive capitalism for Semiotext(e); and a new book for Minnesota University Press (Hypersocial: a genealogy of digtal social networks).

SVETLANA SLAPSAK (INSTITUTUM STUDIORUM HUMANITATIS, SLOVENIA)

Svetlana Slapšak is a retired professor of the anthropology of the ancient world, anthropology of gender, and Balkanology. She was dean of the postgraduate Institut studiorum humanitatis (ISH) in Ljubljana. She has taught at universities in Europe and North America. She has published a large number of studies, essays, and prose works. Biblioteka XX. vek has published other works by her: Female idols of the Twentieth Century (2001), Female idols of the ancient world (2006), Ancient mythurgy – Women (2013), Flying pillau (2014) and Kupusara (2016). She has received the “Miloš Crnjanski” award (1990), the award of the American PEN Centre (1993), the award of the International Helsinki Committee (2000), the “Helen” award (2001), the “Mirko Kovač” award (2016), the Golden Sunflower award (2017), and the MIRA prize of the Women’s Section of the Slovenian PEN Centre (2017).

JELISAVETA BLAGOJEVIĆ (FACULTY OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS, SINGIDUNUM UNIVERSITY, SERBIA)

Jelisaveta Blagojević teaches at the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University (Belgrade) and has served as the university’s dean of academic affairs since 2006. She has also worked at the Belgrade Women’s Studies and Gender Research Center as a coordinator and lecturer since 2001. Since 2003 she has been a visiting lecturer at the Gender and Politics Program at the Political Science Faculty, Belgrade University. She has taught as a visiting lecturer at universities across Southeast Europe. 

She has published three books: Politics of the Unthinkable: Introduction to Antifascist Life (2014); Hieroglyphs of Jealousy (2008); Zajednica onih koji nemaju zajednicu [Community Without Community], (2008), and many more book chapters and articles. Her research interests include contemporary (political) philosophy, media studies, queer studies, and gender studies.

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Exhibition: Painting from the Other Side
Apr
2
to Apr 7

Exhibition: Painting from the Other Side

Painting from the Other Side

An exhibition of recent paintings by: 

Kate Bickmore - Elise Broadway - Andrea Christodoulides - Shannon Forrester - Lydia PettitLeon Pozniakow - Jhonatan Pulido - Olivia Sterling - Osaretin Ugiagbe  

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN 

2-7 April 11AM-5PM
PV 6 April 6PM-9PM (artists will be in attendance)

RSVP @ http://bit.ly/PaintingFromTheOtherSide

Painting from the Other Side explores the concept of the reparative in painting by artists whose identities are in some way outside of the minority power position of the western canon of painting by straight white male artists (see some information about this issue related to gender on the NMWA website https://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts specifically data on H.W. Janson’s survey, Basic History of Western Art and regarding black artists of both genders https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/arts/design/black-artists-and-the-march-into-the-museum.html, both from a U.S. context). The power of visual interventions to produce culture is well known, yet research focused on the affective power of painting within a specifically reparative framework remains greatly unconsidered. This exhibition showcases paintings engaged in aspects of reparative world building and interested in potential futures driven by hopeful optimisms for a more egalitarian world.

In Reparative Aesthetics Susan Best describes the reparative as something which “holds negative and positive together, seeks pleasure rather than avoidance of shame as a reparative, and has a capacity to assimilate violence.” The transformative potential of reparative aesthetics is far reaching and multifaceted, yet not the predominant method used to critically subvert identity-based marginalization and its companion representations. Painting from the Other Side seeks to pull the place where the reparative turn leads us more fully into the conscious present.

It is clear that systemic cultural agents work to deploy inequity to obstruct human flourishing, these paintings explore how these systems of subjection and exclusion could be subverted in the visual realm through painting. This exhibition explores what the subversive and/or liberatory potential of the reparative turn in painting is to combat the nefarious effects that misogyny, homophobia, and racism have on human flourishing. Painting from the Other Side will place painting practice at the heart of inquiry, imagining how colour, aesthetics, form, paint, narrative, and material can be mobilised in service of these subversive aims.

Painting from the Other Side is curated by Shannon Forrester as part of a practice-led postgraduate PhD research project.

Possible prompts into the reparative: exploration of optimistic futures, expression of wounded narratives, proposals of transfer and/or realisation of power, dismantling of socio-political marginalisation, refutation of stereotype, empowerment, healing, joy, revenge, beauty, colour, leader, acceptance, thriving, wildness.

#RCA #contemporarypainting #reparativepainting #reparativeaesthetics #RCAPainting #artisticresearch #painting #RCASoAH #RCAResearch #RoyalCollegeofArt #fineart #fineartresearch

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Upcoming presentation: Material Aliveness and Affective Projection in Reparative Painting
Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

Upcoming presentation: Material Aliveness and Affective Projection in Reparative Painting

Affective projections through painting that seek to unfold optimistic futures, express wounded narratives, propose transfer and/or realization of power can turn toward reparative positions. Painting and story become lenses, mobilized as methods, to be subsequently realized as embodiments, through which sociological, theoretical, and psychological ideas/ideals are visualized.

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Upcoming presentation: Hiraeth of Beautiful Monsters, the Reparative Turn
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Upcoming presentation: Hiraeth of Beautiful Monsters, the Reparative Turn

The forthcoming presentation by Shannon Forrester: Hiraeth of Beautiful Monsters, the Reparative Turn will take place during Critically Queer, a conference at University of Bristol. The event is being organized by the University of Bristol Critically Queer Working Group which is supported by SPAIS Gender Research Centre the University of Bristol and the South West Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC. The Critically Queer conference is funded by a generous grant from the SW Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC. More information about the conference is available at https://criticallyqueer.wordpress.com. Register for the event here https://tinyurl.com/y94oqz4m Please email criticallyqueerbristol@gmail.com if any questions arise as to registration or information about this event.

#cqueer2018

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May
25
to Jun 25

A.I.R. National Artists Exhibition curated by Helga Christoffersen

A.I.R. Galleries I II & III

Opening Reception Thursday May 25th 6-8pm

HEND AL-MANSOUR

RAE BROYLES

D'ANN DE SIMONE

JANET DECKER YANEZ

ELISE DODELES

DANI DODGE

SHANNON FORRESTER

MELISSA FURNESS

ALISA HENRIQUEZ

JODY JOLDERSMA

MARY-ANN KOKOSKA

BRENDA OELBAUM

MIMI ORITSKY

EKATERINA POPOVA

MEGHAN QUINN

AMY SWARTELE

ANN STODDARD

JULIA KIM SMITH

PATTY SMITH

VICKY TOMAYKO

ERIN WIERSMA

JOO YEON WOO

MINEKO YOSHIDA

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REPARATIVE REPRESENTATIONS Solo Exhibition A.I.R. Gallery at VOLTA NY
Mar
1
to Mar 5

REPARATIVE REPRESENTATIONS Solo Exhibition A.I.R. Gallery at VOLTA NY

Booth E08 VOLTA NY, The Invitational Solo Project Fair for Contemporary Art

PREVIEW: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW 5 – 7 pm

VIP + PUBLIC VERNISSAGE 7 – 10 pm

PUBLIC HOURS:

THURSDAY – SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – 4 12 – 8 pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 12 – 5 pm

For tickets and additional information visit: http://ny.voltashow.com/visit

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Jul
30
to Sep 25

New Art in an Old House

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ARTISTS:

Janet Decker Yanez

Anne deSimone

Elise Doodles

Shannon Forrester

Maxine Henryson

Carrie Johnson

Jody Joldersma

Cynthia Karaoke

Julia Kim Smith

Jay Moorthy

Catherine Mosley

Ann Schaumburg

Patty Smith

Susan Stainman

Erica Stoller

Amy Startle

Jane Swavely

Erin Wiersma & Nancy Morrow

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May
26
to Jun 26

In the Secret Garden, A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In the Secret Garden
Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Opening Reception: Thursday May 26th, 6-8pm
DUMBO Art Walk: Thursday June 2nd, 6-8pm

In the Secret Garden, is a suvey of artistic trends and conceptual explorations by women artists throughout the United States. The exhibition explores a broad spectrum of related imagery and thematic associations. The trope of the garden is used to underscore the relationships among artists working in different parts of the country and making works that can be explored together in meaningful ways.

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Senior Curator at El Museo del Barrio where she has been working since 2009. She is organizing Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion with Amelia Malagamba on the fashion illustrations and photography of Antonio Lopez as well as a solo show on the avant-garde artist from Argentina, Marta Minujin. Her curatorial work and research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Ms. Aranda-Alvarado is also on the adjunct faculty in the Art History Department at the City College of New York.

ARTISTS
d’Ann de Simone (New Haven, CT and East Lansing, MI), Elise Dodeles (Lamberville, NJ), Dani Dodge (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Forrester (Somerville, MA) Melissa Furness (Denver, CO), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansing, MI), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansig, MI), Julia Kim Smith (Baltimore, MD), Mary-Ann Kokoska (Fort Collins, CO), Mimi Oritsky (Phildelphia PA), Ekaterina Popova (Wilmington, DE), Meghan Quinn (Los Angeles, CA) Patty Smith (Philadelphia, PA), Ann Stoddard (Adelphi, MI) Amy Swartele (Potsdam, NY), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS), Joo Yeon Woo (Boulder, CO), Janet Decker Yanez (Nashville, TN), Mineko Yoshida (Charlottesville, VA).

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Senior Curator at El Museo del Barrio where she has been working since 2009. She is organizing Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion with Amelia Malagamba on the fashion illustrations and photography of Antonio Lopez as well as a solo show on the avant-garde artist from Argentina, Marta Minujin. Her curatorial work and research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Ms. Aranda-Alvarado is also on the adjunct faculty in the Art History Department at the City College of New York. 

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Jan
7
to Jan 8

Opening, Generations X: Razzle Dazzle

Generations X: Razzle Dazzle showcases over two hundred distinguished, as well as, emerging artists from cities such as New York, Seattle, New Orleans, and San Antonio, as well as, countries such as Korea and England.

Show Dates: January 7th - Feburary 7th 2016
for more information visit: http://airgallery.org/exhibitions/generations-x/

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