Making Feminist Memories: The Case of Helen Rosenau and Woman in Art 1944

PROF. GRISELDA POLLOCK Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, History, University of Leeds

UCL History of Art Research Seminar

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6.00pm

Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
All welcome!


22/11/2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


SALT Symposium
Saturday 22 November
10AM – 6PM

As part of the ongoing cyberfeminism series NEWGenNOW, The White Building presents SALT Symposium.

In a climate where traditional modes of articulating refusal through physical action become criminalised or dangerous, language, and furthermore what can be done with it, becomes the only potent weapon left. This symposium will look to errors or interruptions in communication that offer space for disruption and subsequently open up new ways to disobey through glossolalia: to speak in tongues, to be incomprehensible, and to confuse.
Taking the form of the manifesto as a starting point, this refusal to accept what is given, and to look for alternatives or space for transformation between the lines, is what characterises the speakers and their subject matter: those who attempt to put into circulation performative gestures of disobedience as models for experimental protest.



Mali D. Collins is a black poet and writer from the rural Midwest America. Currently residing in New York City, she writes about black contemporary art and the intersections of feminism and media. She is an emerging scholar hoping to return to academia to research intersections of radical blackness and American pop culture.

Guilia Damiani’s project Napoli in the Unmapped Practice of Le Nemesiache: A Feminist Gazetteer gives voice to the untold story of a feminist collective that operated in the 70s and 80s in Napoli, Le Nemesiache, unveiling its relevance for today through essays, transcriptions from films and performances as well as extracts from original and unpublished texts.

Laura Guy is a Lecturer in Critical Studies for Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and has contributed as a curator to programmes at TATE Liverpool; International Project Space, Birmingham; Archive, Berlin and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. She is currently undertaking funded doctoral research at Manchester School of Art under the working title ‘Becoming a Subject of History: Rereading manifesto forms as feminist practice’.

Catherine Grant explores the re-enactment of histories of feminism in contemporary art. She has recently co-edited a special issue of Art History on “Creative Writing and Art History” (April 2011) and a collection of essays on girlhood in contemporary art entitled Girls! Girls! Girls! in contemporary art (2011). An essay on being a ‘fan of feminism’ has been published in the Oxford Art Journal (June 2011).

Two Performances: Andrea Fraser and Alex Martinis Roe

Dutch premiere of Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 by Andrea Fraser, Tues 2 Dec 2014, 20:00 hrs, De Balie, Amsterdam and Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower by Alex Martinis Roe alongside a screening, Wed 3 Dec 2014, 20:00 hrs, Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory,

Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 (2012) is a work developed by artist Andrea Fraser based on a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between several men discussing the importance of feminist struggle to men, how they respond or fail to respond to their female counterparts, and the anxieties and struggles that arise. Fraser transcribed and edited the broadcast and performs as all four participants, reenacting in her own performance the mens’ difficulty in moving outside the bounds of their gender and experiencing empathy for the feminist cause.

The Amsterdam presentation on Tues 2 Dec 2014 at 20:00 hrs of Men on the Line is co-produced by Casco and If I Can't Dance. It is hosted by De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam.

Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower (2014) is a spoken performance by artist Alex Martinis Roe. The artist focuses on the intertwining histories of Anna Maria van Schurman, the first female university student in Europe, who attended Utrecht University in the seventeenth century, and the development of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies at that same university. Based on oral histories and textual research by Martinis Roe, members of the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University collectively edited the script and will perform a group political diagram composed of layered and partial accounts of this trans-historical community.

The evening begins at Casco in Utrecht on Wed 3 Dec 2014 at 20:00 hrs. Along with the performance there will be a screening of an earlier work in the series of Martinis Roe’s research into feminist genealogies entitled A story from Circolo della rosa (2014) and a brief introduction by the artist. While the event is free, r.s.v.p. is required to reserve your place; please send an e-mail to ying@cascoprojects.org.

The work is commissioned by Casco and is also a collaboration with the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University and co-presented with If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam. It is co-funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin and realized with the support of the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Samstag Program.

On view at Casco: Two solo exhibitions: The Common Sense, Phase 1 by Melanie Gilligan and In the Year of the Quiet Sun by The Otolith Group until 25 Jan 2014.

Sezures dia após dia: Ana Pérez-Quiroga

"Sezures dia após dia"

@ loja Objectismo.
Sábado dia 29 Novembro, 16H00
Rua D.Pedro V, nº55 (esquina com a Rua da Rosa)

Baixo Contínuo: Mafalda Santos & Manuel Mesquita

Mafalda Santos & Manuel Mesquita / Moinho da Fonte Santa - Portugal

28.11.2014 - 15.1.2015

Opening: Vendredi 28.11.2014 19:00- 23:00
B B B - 7 Rue d´Ecosse 1060 St.Gilles/Bruxellles - 0496210321

Mafalda Santos:
Organizational schemes, networks, interconnection and principles of scale and composition are determinant in Mafalda’s work. Expanded drawings on murals or ground works cull their information from computer interface, books and archives to create a simplified imagery that reflects “a moment/place in a mental or social structure of relations.” The artist also considers that they offer a comment on the specific context for which the work was produced.

Manuel Mesquita:
Working mainly in several music- and cinema related activities, he laboured in editing (sound & video),
some voice narration for documentaries, subtitling, translation and has made both video and sound installations in the context of Art exhibitions.




The Research Group in Sex, Gender and Sexuality, University of Roehampton


Friday 30 January 2015, Jubilee Studio 5, Digby Stuart College
University of Roehampton, London SW15 5PH

This event is open to students, academics, practitioners and others. The day is FREE but spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

Please email c.hamilton@roehampton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

In recent years the ‘archival turn’ in feminist scholarship and gender and queer theory has expanded talk of the archive well beyond history - and indeed well beyond traditional forms of scholarship - to prompt debates and interventions across academic areas, and between scholars, cultural practitioners, archivists and activists over the modes and politics of archiving, and the ways in which feminists and others create, construct and research ‘archives’.

This workshop is designed as a space for discussion across disciplines about the ways in which we understand, theorise and use archives from different academic perspectives, the ways in which archives and archival research is gendered, and the ways in which feminist interventions are changing the definition and shape of archives in the process.

The day will consist of two panel presentations (morning and afternoon), followed by a final roundtable and reception. There will be plenty of time for group discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences among speakers and participants.

Maria Tamboukou: Entanglements in the archive of feminist memories
11:30-12:00 COFFEE (Own arrangements; various options on campus)
Maria del Mar Yanez-Lopez: Art historical representation and accountability: re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive
Eleanor Roberts: Restless images: the feminist performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey
Avanthi Meduri: Performing in the postcolonial archive
1:30-2:30 LUNCH (Own arrangements; various options on campus)
Holly Pester: Anecdote, gossip and fiction as modes of aberrant research
Holly Ingleton: Sounding out archival interventions
3:30-4:30 RESPONDENT
Carrie Hamilton

email c.hamilton@roehampton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

The Writing Sound: a project by Daniella Cascella

The Writing Sound 2 blog is now online - until 14 December.


Audio and texts by Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery.