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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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