A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
New Geographies of Feminist Art is an international conference, organized by Sonal Khullar and Sasha Welland, that examines the practice, circulation, and cross-cultural significance of feminist art from Asia. Through a lively intellectual exchange and consequent publication, we seek to understand how Asian women have negotiated changes in the contemporary art world and intervened in politics of visual representation. By staging an interdisciplinary conversation among art historians, anthropologists, historians, and Asian and cultural studies scholars, as well as artists and curators, the conference explores a feminist art history grounded in a comparative framework and the Asian context.
The conference reorients scholarly discussion from Western to nonwestern art world centers like Beijing and Delhi, Taipei and Tokyo, Hong Kong and Hanoi, Seoul and Shanghai, Guangzhou and Jakarta, by examining the role of women artists, the history and future of feminism, and the visual representation of gender and sexuality. Check out the full program schedule here: http://depts.washington.edu/newgeos/program/
The conference is timed to coincide with the SAM Elles exhibition. New Geographies of Feminist Art provides a unique opportunity for critical dialogue with this exhibition, aimed toward rewriting national art histories and global feminist art history.
Conference panels and roundtables are organized around six interlocking themes—the city and the country; art markets and art worlds; sites and structures — to rethink dominant narratives of feminist art.
When: Thursday, November 15th-Saturday, November 17th
Where: Kane Hall and Henry Art Gallery
Cost: Free, register here: http://depts.washington.edu/newgeos/registration/