Curating in Feminist Thought

Posted on May 6, 2016

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 as participants. I’ll be moderating the final panel session on feminist institutions with Stella Rollig, Michaela Melian, Elke Krasny, Lina Džuverović & Irene Revell, and also contributed an essay to the associated issue of OnCurating.

FCU (FEMINIST CURATORS UNITED) IS A NETWORK OF CURATORS AND SCHOLARS DEDICATED TO DEVELOPING FEMINIST CURATORIAL PRACTICE THROUGH THE SHARING OF IDEAS AND RESOURCES, WITH PROGRAMS ENCOMPASSING PUBLIC EVENTS, PUBLICATIONS, AND MENTORSHIPS. FCU IS LED BY MAURA REILLY, HELENA RECKITT, LARA PERRY & LAURA CASTAGNINI

CURATING in feminist thought
Friday 6th of May, from 5.30 pm to 9 pm, at Migros Museum
Saturday 7th of May, from 10 am to 5 pm, Zurich University of the Arts

With contributions by Amelia Jones, Maura Reilly, Helena Reckitt, Sigrid Schade, Dorothee Richter, Lara Perry, Elke Krasny, Hilary Robinson, Stella Rollig, Lina Džuverović and Irene Revell, Laura Castagnini, Susanne Clausen, Michaela Melian. Videoprogramme: Martina Mullaney, Szuper Gallery, Liv Wynter, Louise Fitzgerald, PUNK IS DADA;

Friday 6th of May, Migros Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
5.30 – 6.00 pm
Sigrid Schade and Heike Munder
Dorothee Richter, Elke Krasny, and Lara Perry: Greetings and Introduction

6.00 – 7:30 pm
Amelia Jones: Feminist Subjects versus Feminist Effects: The Curating of Feminist Art (or is it the Feminist Curating of Art?)

7.30 – 8.10 pm
Videoprogramme compiled by Susanne Clausen and Dorothee Richter
„The Six Enemies of Greatness“: Videos by Martina Mullaney, Szuper Gallery, Liv Wynter, Louise Fitzgerald, PUNK IS DADA

8.10 – 9.00 pm Dinner

9.00 pm
Michaela Melian as DJane: Sound and Music

Saturday 7th of May, University of the Arts, Zurich, ZHdK

10.00 – 10.30 am
Hilary Robinson: Feminism meets the Big Exhibition: Museum Survey Shows since 2005

10.30 – 11.00 am
Helena Reckitt : Citation, Annotation,Translation: Reflections on Italian Feminisms and the Now You Can Go programme

11.00 – 11.30 am
Maura Reilly and Lara Perry in conversation: Living the Revolution

11.30 – 11.45 Short break

11:45 – 12.15 am
Dorothee Richter: Feminist Perspectives on Curating and a case study

12.15 – 12.45 am
Nana Adusei Poku: Who do we care for?- Creating [head-]space for political imaginaries

12.45 – 1.15 pm Discussion

1.15 – 2.00 pm Lunch Break

2.00 – 2.30 pm
Stella Rollig: In Search of the feminist (In) the Institution

2.30 – 3.00 pm
Michaela Melian: Exhibition as Medium

3.00 – 3.30 pm
Elke Krasny: Curatorial Materialism: A Feminist Perspective on Independent and Co-Dependent Curating

3.30 – 4.00 pm
Lina Džuverović & Irene Revell (presented by Lina Džuverović): Notes on assumptions, expectations, confidence and doubt in the feminist art organisation

4.00 – 5.00 pm
Discussion and Apero

Publication launch 6th of May

OnCurating Issue 29: Curating in Feminist Thought
Eds. Elke Krasny Lara Perry, Dorothee Richter,
With contributions by Sigrid Schade, Heike Munder, Dorothee Richter, Lara Perry, Elke Krasny, Amelia Jones, Hilary Robinson, Gabrielle Moser and Helena Reckitt, Maura Reilly, Stella Rollig and Juliane Saupe, Lina Džuverović and Irene Revell, Victoria Horne & Kirsten Lloyd & Jenny Richards & Catherine Spencer, Laura Castagnini, Nanne Buurman, Susanne Clausen, Michaela Melian.

supported by
CAS/ MAS Curating, ZHdK, DKV, Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts, Center of Further Education
OnCurating.org
fCU, feminist curators united
Department of Art, University of Reading, Research Platform for Curatorial and Cultural Studies, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme
College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich