Featured: Luiza Margan


Video AVI, 6min33sec, loop, 2010
I hired a young actress to act me, the artist, in an artificial situation of an interview in which I took the role of the curators standing behind the camera and asking the 5 standardized questions, and she, the actress, took the role of the "artist". The final video was presented together with other artist's interview, except, that it offered an unexpected switch to whoever had put the headphones on in order to listen this explanatory interview. 

The title reflects on the metaphor behind the action of art-work itself: the action of often “fishing” under extreme conditions. In the same time it is a play with the relation of an art-institution and an artists and the possibility of exchange. The exhibition space where I was invited to exhibit has a procedure to record a video interview with each artist that exhibits there, the curators them selves holding the camera and asking each artist 5 same, standardized questions.
My approach is a critical reflection on this kind of “archiving”, presenting and communicating art, since the curators themselves were not personally involved in the development of works, but were merely staging the interest in front of the video camera for a possible future audience.
By trying to emphasize the comic aspect of this miss-understanding of art and communication , I have used their 5 standardized questions as a script for a video for which a young actress to presents herself as Luiza Margan, and answer questions as if she would be an Icefisherwoman....


La artista mexicana Mónica Mayer considera el feminismo como motor de cambio

“El arte contribuye a cuestionar el patriarcado”

Entrevista con Mónica Mayer en español:

Leituras Imparáveis: Um Dia com as Novas Cartas Portuguesas

como chegar lá: Umar Centro de Cultura e Intervenção Feminista



Issue 84 of "Texte zur Kunst" inquires into the current state of feminism. The movement associated with the term has reached a precarious moment in its history. There is the assertion that the demands of feminism have been largely met through establishing gender mainstreaming programs and institutionalizing gender studies in universities. The mood has never been more "post-feminist" or "post-gender" than today. However, this zeitgeist is also the symptom of an ideology purporting to be "post-ideological", according to which there is no social inequality but only individual failure. Just like it is allegedly up to each person which place they assume in society, it supposedly also lies with the individual women whether they are restricted by their gender or not. In the face of an ideology that obscures this situation, an ideology generously granting individuals liberty precisely to the degree to which the question of the social conditions of liberty is suppressed, one must call to mind feminism's political stake. Feminism exposes the question of gender inequality as a social question. With issue 84 "Texte zur Kunst" surveys the state of feminism in arts and academics, in media and everyday life.
read preface here
read Pamela M. Lee's Post-Feminism ... Post-Gender? here



EVA International 2012

Open Call for Proposals 

Deadline: 31 January 2012

eva International and Annie Fletcher would like to invite artists from all over the world to propose new or existing works for inclusion in eva International 2012.

Proposals can be made in any medium. Selected artists will be supported to produce new or show existing works in Limerick City, Ireland from 19 May – 12 August 2012.

Proposals should be made through the online submission process.  Supporting materials can either be uploaded through the online submission process, sent by post to Limerick City, or delivered by hand to Limerick City or Dublin.

Artists can make up to 2 proposals and there is a submission fee of €20 for 1 proposal or €30 for 2 proposals.

eva International is a not-for-profit organisation. Submission fees support selected artists and contribute directly to production, transportation and exhibition costs.


Monash University Museum of Art

A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975–1985

13 October–17 December 2011
Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145 Australia
Tues–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 12–5pm
T +61 3 9905 4217
A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975–1985 brings together feminist approaches to temporality in the visual arts, with a focus on late 1970s and early 1980s Australia. Rather than an encyclopaedic summation of feminist practice at that time, selected works reflect prevalent debates and modes of practice; with a focus upon the dematerialisation of the art object, the role of film theory, and the adoption of diaristic and durational modes of practice, including performance, photography and film.

Spanning a decade within two decades, and marking a significant time for feminist art practice in Australia, A Different Temporality presents a materially and politically diverse selection of works by selected artists that engage with temporality as both metaphor and subject. Whilst their respective works may not openly exemplify an overriding logic, their durational emphasis brings together feminist approaches to history and experience, as well as conceptual investigations of cinematic time and montage, ephemerality and event, repetition and flow—forms and ideas which continue to resonate in the present.

Presenting the work of Micky Allan, Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, Bonita Ely, Sue Ford, Helen Grace, Lyndal Jones and Jenny Watson, A Different Temporality continues MUMA's commitment to considering the recent history of contemporary art since the 1960s and is presented in association with the 2011 Melbourne Festival and with the support of The Gordon Darling Foundation.


an Interview with Carla Cruz, by Stefanie Grünangerl

“Ou Antes, o que Podem as Palavras? / Or Rather, What Can Words Do?” An interview with Carla Cruz, founder of All My Independent Women by Stefanie Grünangerl (grassrootsfeminism), on the occasion of the AMIW@VBKÖ exhibition in Vienna that still runs until Dec 3rd.

Sally Golding

Concurso Nacional de Videoarte de Mujeres Artistas desde perspectivas de Género

Dentro de los VII Encuentros Internacionales de Arte y Género, cuyos Bloques I y II ya han sido realizados en Sevilla, se contempla un Bloque III consistente en un concurso de videoarte de mujeres artistas desde perspectiva de género

20 Diciembre de 2011
Más información sobre el Premio/Concurso:

Primer premio: 4.000 Euros.

Dos segundos premios de 1.150 Euros cada uno.
Tres accésits de 600 Euros cada uno.

Alcalá, 165 - 4º I
28009 Madrid