Octavia Butler reading group, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Posted on Nov 1, 2016
Octavia Butler reading group, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Useful Knowledge Reading Group: Octavia Butler Bluecoat, Liverpool Thu, 03 Nov 2016 6-8.30pm. Tickets: £5/£4 Inspired by Keith Piper and Adham Faramawy’s exhibitions and their own research, University of Liverpool PhD candidate Beata Gubacsi and Iniva programme coordinator Laura Castagnini select extracts from Octavia Butler’s ground breaking science fiction novels and short stories. Often heralded ...

Now & Then, Here & There: Black Artists and Modernism, Tate Britiain

Posted on Oct 1, 2016

I’m honored to be involved in Now & Then, Here & There, a two-day conference led by Black Artists and Modernism (BAM) in association with Iniva, that will address the understated connections and points of contention between Black-British artists’ practice and the work of art’s relationship to Modernism. Led by Sonia Boyce and David Dibosa, ...

“Keith Piper, The Black Art Movement, and Iniva”, Black Cultural Archives, London

Posted on Jul 2, 2016
“Keith Piper, The Black Art Movement, and Iniva”, Black Cultural Archives, London

Thursday 7th July, 1-2pm Black Cultural Archives 1 Windrush Square, Brixton SW2 1EF Tickets available from Black Cultural Archives, £3 Iniva will present a talk at Black Cultural Archives entitled Keith Piper, the Black Arts Movement and Iniva. In this presentation, Iniva Librarian Nick Brown and Programme Coordinator Laura Castagnini will point to Iniva’s historical ...

Live Art Almanac Volume 4

Posted on Jun 28, 2016
Live Art Almanac Volume 4

Live Art Almanac Volume 4, published by Live Art Development Agency and Oberon Books, is being launched tonight at LADA’s HQ (The White Building, London). The Live Art Almanac, Volume 4 is a collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2012 and ...

Curating in Feminist Thought

Posted on May 6, 2016
Curating in Feminist Thought

I pleased to announce the first Feminist Curators United (fCu) public outcome, a symposium on ‘Curating in Feminist Thought’ organised in collaboration with our colleagues at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich and the journal OnCurating, and featuring many fCu members ...

Whitechapel Gallery – Artists’ Moving Image practice in Britain from the 1990s to now

Posted on Nov 6, 2015
Whitechapel Gallery – Artists’ Moving Image practice in Britain from the 1990s to now

I’m thrilled to be presenting at Whitechapel Gallery tomorrow at the conference “Artists’ Moving Image practice in Britain from the 1990s to now.” I’m speaking on the Performing Identities panel, alongside Ayanna Dozier, Rachel Garfield and Diana Smith, to the following brief: “In this paper I analyse two examples of contemporary British feminist video art ...

Performing Feminism ‘Badly’: Brown Council and Hotham Street Ladies

Posted on Jun 18, 2015
Performing Feminism ‘Badly’: Brown Council and Hotham Street Ladies

Poring over my advance copy of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal’s special issue on Humour, which features my essay Performing Feminism ‘Badly’: Brown Council and Hotham Street Ladies. Out July 2015! I’m so pleased and proud to be published in the only international journal dedicated to feminist art, with its distinguished list of past contributors, ...

Boob mugs @ SCA

Posted on Oct 22, 2014
Boob mugs @ SCA

Tomorrow night is the opening of a new project that I have curated by artist Alice Lang as part of Curating Feminism, coordinated by the Sydney College of the Art’s Contemporary Art and Feminism research cluster. Curating Feminism: Opening Thursday 23 October, SCA Galleries, 7 pm, exhibition runs until Friday 7 November The curators, in choosing ...

Voices of Sue Ford at NGV

Posted on Jul 9, 2014
Voices of Sue Ford at NGV

I’m giving a talk at the National Gallery of Victoria (Fed Square) this Saturday at 3pm in conjunction with the incredible Sue Ford exhibition thats currently showing, alongside artist Clare Rae. Please see following: Sat 12 Jul, 3pm: Before/Now: Feminism in Contemporary Art Contemporary feminist art practice owes a great deal to the pioneering practitioners of the ...

Bureau (2nd edition)

Posted on May 16, 2014

I have co-edited a new book! Bureau (2nd edition) presents an array of the innovative contemporary art practices that have emerged out of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the VCA School of Art over the past five years. It includes three ‘dialogues’ by the editors (Laura Castagnini & Vikki McInnes), teaching staff (Sanja Pahoki & ...