CAN DO: Photographs and other material from the Women's Art Library Magazine Archive

CAN DO: Photographs and other material from the Women's Art Library Magazine Archive

Curated by Mo Throp and Maria Walsh

Private view: Tuesday 17 November, 6-8.30pm Exhibition continues: 18 November – 18 December 2015
CHELSEA space is pleased to announce CAN DO: Photographs and other material from the Women's Art Library Magazine Archive as the next exhibition in our autumn 2015 programme. Selected by Mo Throp and Maria Walsh, this collection of mainly black and white photographs from the Women’s Art Library Magazine archive has rarely been seen outside the confines of its black boxes in the Special Collections at Goldsmiths University library. The photographs are one of the material remains of a dynamic independent art publication dedicated to the debates and documentation of women’s art from 1983 to 2002.

The magazine began life in 1983 as the Women Artists Slide Library Newsletter, acquiring, over the course of its 20-year run, the titles: Women Artists Slide Library Journal (1986); Women's Art Magazine (1990); and make: the magazine of women’s art (1996). Artists submitted photographs of their work for publication, some images were printed in the magazine, most were not, but all were carefully stored in the library stacks at Goldsmiths where the curators were (re)introduced to them by Althea Greenan, curator of the Women's Art Library in Special Collections at Goldsmiths as they researched material for their recent book, Twenty Years of MAKE Magazine: Back to the Future of Women’s Art (I.B. Tauris: 2015).

16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

Taking this photographic h(er)story out of the archive, this exhibition speaks to a present fascination with women’s art of the recent past. What memories, what future can be intimated from these photographic fossils? As well as the photographs, which have been organised into thematic sections entitled: Performance, Portraits, Body, Installation, Protest, the exhibition is comprised of other materials from the archive, including artist’s originals commissioned for the covers and pre-digital layouts and includes a vitrine of objects from the collection selected by Althea Greenan.

Maria Walsh is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Chelsea College of Arts. She is also a writer, and author of Art and Psychoanalysis (I.B. Tauris, 2013), as well as many articles on artists' moving image. She is currently guest editor of 'Feminisms', the forthcoming issue of MIRAJ (Moving Image and Art Review Journal).

Mo Throp is Associate Researcher at Chelsea College of Arts. She is also an artist and writer. She was Chair of the Trustee Board of the Women’s Art Slide Library from 1994-1997.

Together they convene the Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea.

The Women’s Art Library was originally set up as the Women Artists Slide Library in the late 1970s, with the main purpose of providing a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work. This artists' initiative developed into an arts organisation publishing catalogues, books and a magazine (which includes the MAKE serial publication titled The Women Artists' Slide Library Newsletter, The Women Artists' Slide Library Journal, Women's Art Magazine and make, the magazine of women's art), from 1983 to 2002. In 2004 the research resource became part of Goldsmiths College Library Special Collections. As part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections, the Women's Art Library continues to collect slides, artist statements, exhibition ephemera, catalogues, and press material in addition to audio and videotapes, photographs and CD-Roms.

For further information, images or to discuss interviews please contact:
Karen Di Franco or Cherie Silver at CHELSEA space via email info@chelseaspace.org or tel:020 7514 6983

Gallery opening times: Wed - Fri: 11:00 – 17:00 and by appointment.
Admission Free


n.paradoxa's new MA and PhD on feminist art/contemporary women artists search engine

There is new feature on n.paradoxa’s website: http://ktpress.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4ae258562754ec13a50302563&id=e091ea99ea&e=774d1f0e6a

n.paradoxa has created a searchable list of 1171 MA and PhD theses on feminist art/contemporary women artists in 35 countries (1974-present).

The list contains links to information pages with abstracts in Open Access Repositories, and full text PDFs.
Go to :  http://ktpress.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4ae258562754ec13a50302563&id=851e52b23d&e=774d1f0e6a

Given the growing number of MAs and PhDs available in electronic form, n.paradoxa wants to provide an accessible route to this research on contemporary women artists and feminist art.
Careful searching of this project also highlights many trends and tendencies in feminist research across different countries.

n.paradoxa does not claim this project captures “all” theses written on this subject, but they searched widely across the net to find these 1171.
They have also provided information about some of the publications which have resulted from this research.

n.paradoxa would very much like you to check if it contains theses you are aware of and maybe those you have written or supervised.

If not, they invite you to add to this project by filling in the form on their website.
n.paradoxa especially needs your help to map research in many countries like Japan, Russia, Korea, China etc where no English access point is used in national search engines and libraries for etheses or dissertations. They are aware that there are many art schools or Universities where students may have conducted research into feminist art, but the institutions have not joined any electronic thesis collection or database system.

This project was created by Frances Hatherley and Katy Deepwell at Middlesex University between Jan-May 2015.


Ouroboros - o el oximoron orbital de los lenguajes: Marta Bernardes

Uma exposição sobre os limites da linguagem e a sua solução e dissolução contínua a partir dos processos poéticos. A arte conceptual e a poesia visual revisitadas desde um lugar feminino, onde o prazer do jogo e da possibilidade de sentido são levados ao interior de uma tradição que esqueceu o prazer vital da beleza, da diversão, do poema.
Marta Bernardes
5 Junio 2015


Mafalda Santos von der Mühle der heiligen Quelle

Algumas imagens e um pequeno artigo sobre a exposição
Mafalda Santos von der Mühle der heiligen Quelle
na Kunstverein VIA 113 em Hildesheim, Alemanha
(Via Mafalda Santos)


Se já não fosse de Susana Chiocca

video performance com a colaboração de Fernando Fernandéz Calvo (performer) & Luca Argel (poesía)
com curadoria de João Baeta na Mercearia S. Miguel
Rua Conde S. Salvador Nº 324, 4450-264 Matosinhos
Participam também:
Beatriz Albuquerque, Isaque Pinheiro, Israel Pimenta, Hugo Soares e João Gigante, JAS, José Carlos Teixeira, Nuno Cassola, Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa, Samuel Silva, Sandra Gil, e Teixeira Barbosa ZM


Feminist Duration in Art and Curating

Goldsmiths, Department of Art, Research Symposium
16th and 17th March, 2015

This two-day research symposium considers the resonance of feminist art, thinking and collectivity in contemporary life. Riffing on Amelia Jones' concept of 'queer feminist durationality,' it explores feminist legacies, potentials and pitfalls to examine how tactics and strategies from earlier movements and projects are being re-examined and redeployed today. Concerned with the dangers of romanticising earlier struggles and succumbing to Left melancholy, the symposium looks at how feminisms in art and curating contribute to a constellation of cultural production. Such speculations open up the differences in intention and reception across place, time and context.

Kajsa Dahlberg (Berlin and Malmö), Claire Fontaine (Paris), Laura Guy (Goldsmiths), Rehana Zaman (Goldsmiths), Helena Reckitt (Goldsmiths), Louise Shelley (The Showroom, London), art historian Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths), Nina Power (University of Roehampton).
At Goldsmiths College, Richard Hoggart Building, rooms 325-326,


Pottery Ladies - UK TV Documentary - Clarice Cliff

Rosa Ramalho

link: Rosa Ramalho, entrevista 1968

"Reportagem de Carlos Simões em São Martinho de Galegos, concelho de Barcelos, com a ceramista Rosa Ramalho. Declarações da artista que nos fala sobre a atividade de barrista que exerceu durante toda a sua vida, a sua família, a primeira viagem que fez a Lisboa e o trabalho de outros oleiros."

Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London  (Cinema)
3-6pm, Wed 18th March 2015

Keynote Speaker: Deanna Petherbridge, artist and curator of Witches and Wicked Bodies
Respondents: Lynne Segal, Alexandra Kokoli and Katy Deepwell.

Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies, NGS Publishing

Deanna Petherbridge’s exhibition, Witches and Wicked Bodies (British Museum, 5 Sept 2014-11 Jan 2015 and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 27th July - 3rd Nov 2013), provided an intriguing and original historical overview of representations of witches from classical representations on Graeco/Roman pottery through to Symbolist works at the turn of the twentieth century.

This ICA/Middlesex University mini-conference aims to discuss this exhibition’s presentation of misogyny through the persistence of extremely potent and disturbing images of hideous old hags and desirable young sirens, as it has been revisited, restructured and represented throughout different periods of Western art history. The respondents will then introduce questions about the representation of older women in art, culture and society in the past and present and look at how different approaches within feminism have taken the figure of the witch and attempted to transform it.

Lynne Segal is Professor in Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. Her recent books include:  Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils Ageing (Verso, 2013); Making Trouble: Life and Politics (Serpents Tail, 2007); Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure (Virago, 1994; Verso, 2014). She will address the exhibition and its topic from the perspective of her extensive research into gender, sexualities and shifts and continuities in portrayals of ageing.

Alexandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture (Fine Art), Middlesex University, is completing a monograph on the feminist uncanny, (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming). Her talk will examine the figure of the witch in 1970s French feminisms informed by psychoanalysis, including Catherine Clément's contribution to The Newly Born Woman (co-authored with Hélène Cixous) and the bimonthly journal Sorcières (1976-1981). In psychoanalytic second-wave feminist discourse, the witch emerges as victim and heroine in one, bearing the marks of the most extreme misogynistic violence yet also embodying the potential for a feminist revolution.

Katy Deepwell is Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University, and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (KT press, 2014). In her talk, she will address how feminist thought and research, notably Mathilda Joselyn Gage, Mary Daly and Silvia Federici, has analysed the witchcraze and how this emerges as a means to reconceptualise the question of heresies, cosmology, and relations of church and state for feminism, while at the same time providing potent imagery for feminist art works.
The event will be chaired by Professor Hilary Robinson, Dean of the School of Art and Design, editor of the anthology Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2014 (Wiley-Blackwell, second edition, forthcoming 2015).

This talk is organized by Create/Feminisms, a research cluster in the School of Art and Design, Middlesex University and is a collaboration between the School of Art and Design and the ICA.

Tickets available to the public: £8 full price/£5 concessions/£3 ICA members.



Rua da Academia das Ciências, no 19 – 2o

INAUGURAÇÃO: Sábado 7 de Março 2015 das 15h00 às 17h00

Exposição patente de 7 a 28 de Março 2015
Segunda a Sábado das 10h00 às 17h00

'"O corpo repete a paisagem. São a fonte um do outro e a criam-se um ao outro."
Meridel le Sueur
Foi a partir desta percepção que comecei por descrever o meu corpo como um fenómeno geológico, como um acidente geográfico, como parte da dinâmica da terra; o meu corpo como uma montanha, metáfora das transformações interiores para chegar à elevação, à solidificação, uma forma de me distinguir do resto da paisagem.' MB


Olhares de Mulheres, colectiva de arte contemporânea

Exposição: Olhares de Mulheres, colectiva de arte contemporânea
Curadoria: Genoveva Oliveira
Dia de Inauguração: 14 de Fevereiro
Hora: 17h
Local: Coimbra, Casa Municipal da Cultura

Organização: Mercearia das Artes

"Projecto “ELA” /The She Project
Idiomas Femininos – processos criativos, reflexões e resistências
O projecto português “SHE/ELA - Idiomas femininos - processos criativos, reflexões e resistências” tem como objectivo perscrutar, realçar e difundir o papel da mulher nas artes visuais, na criação artística, na curadoria, na crítica e na investigação. Nesta fase inicial integram o projecto museus, universidades e espaços de arte alternativos com o objectivo de investigar, reflectir e tomar um posicionamento sobre o papel da mulher na arte. É criada uma “rede” de partilha a nível nacional e internacional que envolve instituições públicas e privadas que desenvolvem actividades dentro do seu âmbito de trabalho como exposições de mulheres artistas e / ou discussões críticas (mesas redondas, seminários, jornadas, conferências) sobre a temática" (Genoveva Oliveira).