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|Authors:||Katarzyna Kosmala: University of the West of Scotland, Scotland|
|Publication title:||Me and You Without Border. Performing Feminism in Marina Gržinic and Aina Šmid’s Naked Freedom|
|Conference:||Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||What does it mean to produce art and to curate in contemporary Europe and in preformative times? Performing feminism in cultural production, without border, is situated in the new geopolitical reality of Europe and historically constructed hegemonic discourses of everyday. Being as much as possible outside the mainstream spaces, results in a sense of being outside the mainstream and more importantly outside the art market.|
In discussing Cista svoboda [Naked Freedom] by Marina Gržinic and Aina Šmid (2010), (im)possibilities of social change under the conditions of financial capitalism that permeate art production as well as politics of today are addressed.
I loosely draw on bell hooks’ notion of a feminist movement, advanced in Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000), constructing visual representation embedded in action, merging a kind of restless criticality with a social consciousness. Such method of engagement incorporates the element of self-criticality, including reflection one’s positioning, class, race as well as an inclusive approach to gender representation and its geographies; a self-reflexive way of de-centering, contesting and problematising the ongoing ideological constructions of European subjectivity.
|No. of pages:||9|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet|
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