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relevance for today through essays, transcriptions from films and performances as well as extracts from original and unpublished texts.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.


Letter against repression and criminalization of civil protests in Mexico



"Letter against repression and criminalization of civil protests in Mexico"

November 22nd, 2014

Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
Ministry of the Interior

Jesús Murillo Karam
Attorney General

Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Organization of American States

To the international community

To the general public,

We wish to express our deepest alarm and anger over the repressive actions that the government of Mexico has systematically demonstrated in response to the public unrest generated by the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa?s Teacher?s College.

President Enrique Peña Nieto?s statements about using state forces on November 19th, and the excesses committed by the anti-riot police and other security bodies against the peaceful civilian demonstration on November 20th, constitute ominous signs that threaten the peaceful development of the citizens? protest movement. Legitimate public outrage and mobilization movements in response to violence and impunity in Mexico are a direct consequence of the inefficiency of the Justice apparatus and a lack of confidence in the security forces. It is obvious that the same apparatus, deeply involved in corruption
scandals, is incapable of offering a political solution to the conflict that the country is going through. For these reasons, the Global Network #AyotzinapaSomosTodos and the signatories below make the following demands and points:

1. We alert governments, media and international organizations of the risks involved in criminalizing and repressing civil protests in Mexico. The use of State forces is not the solution to the political unrest that the country is experiencing, and this approach only increases Human Rights violations and conflicts between citizens and the government as well as violating the citizenry's rights of political expression.

2. Claims made by government officials that the social movement and its media are part of a destabilization campaign are very disturbing and must be rejected.

3. We support the intervention of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the OAS in the cases of extrajudicial killings and disappearances in Mexico. The international Community must demand that the Mexican government respect the human rights treaties it has signed.

4. We demand the immediate release of the demonstrators who were arbitrarily arrested on November 20th, 2014, during the peaceful demonstration in Mexico City's Central Square. We demand that the charges the judicial apparatus has filed against these citizens be retracted and that the authorities stop their transfer to remote prisons where they do not have legal assistance. We firmly denounce violations of the judicial process, including the hindering of defense attorneys from seeing their clients and providing proof of their innocence. The liberation of political prisoners is crucial for the restoration of the credibility of Mexican institutions.

We urge a fast response from the authorities and the recipients of this letter.

Thank you!




Sofia Leitão: Unweaving the Rainbow

Inauguração: 22 Novembro 16h-19h
Até 17 Janeiro

Na Galeria MCO: Arte Contemporânea
Rua Duque de Palmela, 143, Porto


WITCH: A side B Side Gallery, London


with: Agata Cardoso, Ami Evelyn, Carla Cruz, Caroline Halliday, Cibele Alvarenga, Emma Strangwayes-Booth, Florens Lea, Heidi Sincuba, Isabel Della-Porta, Maureen Burdock, Nicola McCarthey, Oriana Fox, Sadie Hennessy, Sarah Sparkes, Seana Wilson, Sutapa Biswas, Titus Davis, and Vika Verb.

Opening evening November 14th. 6pm-9pm. Performances & Bar November 15th - 25th. Everyday: 12pm - 6pm. Thursday 12pm - 8pm

Tuesday November 18th. 6:45pm-8pm
Artist talk with Nicola McCartney, Heidi Sincuba & Agata Cardoso

Sunday November 23rd. 12:30pm-3pm Broomstick workshop and artist led discussion on “Witch”


Hackney Downs Studios (wheelchair access) Amhurst Terrace
London E8 2BT

Trains: Dalson Junction, Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road Buses: 30, 67, 76, 243, 276, 488, 149

Carla Filipe: Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos" / "Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica

“Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos" / "Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica", por Carla Filipe.
Sábado, 8 de Novembro, 16h
Galeria Múrias Centeno
Rua Miguel Bombarda 531 Porto

Esta instalação apresenta dois conjuntos de desenhos e colagens resultantes da sua residência artística na Air Antwerp. Carla Filipe apresenta-nos um retrato da cidade de Antuérpia, projectando uma abordagem de cariz histórico, que encontra na zona portuária da cidade um foco inicial mas cujo alcance se estende muito para lá da sua delimitação geográfica.

Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos

A pesquisa alicerça-se em documentos adquiridos em Antuérpia, coligindo cadernos escolares da década de 60 com temas variados, que vão da história aos estudos de modelismo e moda (sendo também esta uma das imagens representativas da cidade). É com base nesta documentação que a artista concebe uma abordagem cronologicamente dilatada, recuando até aos tempos da nossa expansão marítima, à criação da feitoria portuguesa na Flandres e ao impacto decisivo que esta teve no florescimento de Antuérpia, projectando a cidade como centro da “economia do mundo” no séc. XVI.

O porto de Antuérpia encerra também um pequeno capítulo da história do judaísmo. Muitos dos judeus portugueses (sefardistas), expulsos do território nacional entre 1492 e 1497, fugiram para Antuérpia, vindo a desempenhar um papel significativo no desenvolvimento cultural e económico dos Países Baixos.

Centrando-se numa cidade estrangeira, este estudo acaba por ser para a artista – pelas razões acima evocadas – uma forma de compreender melhor o seu próprio país. Portugal, hoje endividado, outrora grande potência.

Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica

O título deste grupo de trabalhos é composto por três idiomas: francês, o flamengo (holandês) e o português, língua materna da artista, expressa no nome da cidade e do país. A amálgama linguista presente no título tem como propósito contrariar as “fronteiras” entre o Norte e Sul da Bélgica, divisão que vemos replicar-se numa Europa que, paradoxalmente aos modelos sócio-económicos preconizados, se apresenta cada vez mais demarcada por regionalismos.

O trabalho apresentado compõe-se de colagens e desenhos que partem das observações e vivências da artista durante a sua permanência nesta cidade flamenga. O conjunto de suportes utilizados, que vão dos acetatos, cartões, até aos recortes de revistas que a artista foi reunindo, traduzem plasticamente o diálogo entre materiais adquiridos em lojas, em alfarrabistas ou, simplesmente, encontrados.

Patente | 8 Novembro - 29 Dezembro | 2014
Terça - Domingo | 15h - 20h


Maria João Guardão e Susana Mendes Silva: Disorder

"Disorder" é uma curta-metragem de Maria João Guardão e Susana Mendes Silva que irá estrear no Festival Temps d'Images - Films on Art no dia 14 de Novembro pelas 18h, no Cinema Ideal, Lisboa.

"Disorder" is a short film by Maria João Guardão and Susana Mendes Silva that will premiere at Festival Temps d'Images - Films on Art on November 14th at 6pm at Cinema Ideal, Lisbon, Portugal.