Rua de Santos Pousada, 668, Porto
4 Maio - 3 Junho

Curadoria - Sofia de Eça

As obras apresentadas em When this kind of fire starts são visões solitárias sobre a fragilidade de um recomeço, obras de uma natureza insular que se desdobram na procura de outras saídas, de outros caminhos passíveis de serem percorridos. São como páginas arrancadas de um diário que se apresentam como um gesto de libertação - que por mais ‘em bruto’ que seja – nos revela uma mensagem pessoal, um processo de triagem, um desejo de sabotar e expor o peso da vida e da ordem sociais.

When this kind of fire starts marca o re-início de uma consciência de que, mais do que nunca, o pessoal é politico, e que ‘o caminho da simplicidade é o mais tortuoso de todos.
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n.paradoxa is starting a monthly salon in London (venue is near Waterloo Station) about feminist art practices.

First dates: 16 May, 13 June, 18 July 2013

£5 entry fee
Drinks, wine, bottled beers and light refreshments will be available to purchase at the event.

The salon is a networking and exchange event for women artists, writers, critics and curators who readily identify themselves with feminist art practices and would like to discuss feminist ideas in relation to the visual arts, recent and/or future opportunities and art projects.

If you are passing through London for business or pleasure on any of these dates or would like to attend just one event, please contact us. You would be most welcome.

This event is a forum for professional women artists, curators and writers to meet. The editor of n.paradoxa, Katy Deepwell, will be there as well as contributors to the journal.

The salon is an opportunity for each woman to share information about recent and future art projects with other women in a friendly and intimate setting.
More details at: http://www.ktpress.co.uk/salon.asp

Email ktpress@ktpress.co.uk to register (for specific dates or the series)
or use our online contact form http://www.ktpress.co.uk/contact.asp to
send your message and we will email you with further details of where the salon will be held.

Please email which date you would like to attend and just 2 lines (i.e. brief information) about who you are (i.e.your name and whether you are an artist/critic/writer/curator/artworker/scholar/lecturer) and what you want to present or discuss (i.e. title of recent or future project/ book/catalogue/ new work/latest exhibition/event).

Katy Deepwell
Editor of n.paradoxa



BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art Exhibition

BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art Exhibition
Opening: Friday 26 April, 6–8pm

Exhibition Dates: 27 April to 25 May 2013
Catherine Bell, Melanie Bonajo, Brown Council, Catherine or Kate, Patty Chang, Guerrilla Girls, Hotham Street Ladies, Alice Lang, Louise Lawler, Tracey Moffatt, Nat & Ali, Frances (Budden) Phoenix, Pushpamala N, Hannah Raisin, Pipilotti Rist, Mika Rottenberg, Christian Thompson and Paul Yore. Curator: Laura Castagnini.
Featuring work by Australian and international artists, BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art seeks to challenge the ongoing stereotype of feminism as dry, dull and humourless. The exhibition affirms laughter as an important and potent tool for feminist artists across generations, geographies and political contexts. Humour has a unique ability to simultaneously disrupt and entertain, and lends itself readily to one of the overarching goals that unites the many feminisms; namely, to critique and destabilize patriarchy. Following on from last year’s lecture by the Guerrilla Girls, BACKFLIP will present a range of strategies and approaches from slapstick to satire, detouring through irony and black humour.
BACKFLIP: Public Events Panel 1: Acting Out (Linda Sproul, Nat & Ali, Hannah Raisin): Thursday 2 May, 6-8pm Panel 2: What’s So Funny? (Catriona Moore, Catherine Bell and others): Thursday 9 May, 6-8pm Feminist Art Reading Group (New members welcome): Thursday 16 May, 6-8pm Performance event and closing drinks (Atlanta Eke, I’m Trying to Kiss You, Mish Grigor and others): Thursday 23 May, 6-8pm
Venue: Margaret Lawrence Gallery Victorian College of the Arts 40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006 Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm