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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
Issue:062
Article No.:039
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.

Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:9
Pages:381-389
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/039/ecp11062039.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Katarzyna Kosmala (2011). Me and You Without Border. Performing Feminism in Marina Gržinic and Aina Šmid’s Naked Freedom, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=039 (accessed 10/31/2014)