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Review: Through the Female Gaze – women and work in Italy since the 1950s

According to Laura Mulvey, the world is perceived through a male gaze: a gaze that frames femme presenting individuals and women as sexual objects independently from the gender of the person looking. Scholars thus wondered whether the emancipation of a female subject in art could be achieved through the mediation of a female gaze. I […]

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Visual Artwork of the Week: Hannah Wilke

CW: nudity Starification Object Series plays with the ideas of aesthetics, erotism and feminism. The photographs, in black and white, depict the semi-naked body of Wilke adorned with jewels of vulva-shaped pieces of chewing gum. Her captivation with the nude female form reflects the way that second-wave feminism sought to reclaim images of female genitalia […]

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Fem Soc Black History: A Journey Through Time exhibition

Antonina Dolecka reviews the University of Edinburgh exhibition closing Black History month celebrating inspiring black women On Friday, 29th of October, closing off Black History Month, Feminist Society in collaboration with History Society, BAME Liberation Campaign EUSA and Disabled Students’ Officer and Campaign Committee organised an exhibition titled Black History: A Journey Through Time. The […]

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“¡El violador eres TU!”

Sofia Cotrona reflects on the power of the viral feminist transnational performance A Rapist on Your Path. CW: rape, gender-based violence November 2019, led by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis, a mass of cis women, transgender women, and non-binary people poured into the streets of Santiago during the International Day against Gender Violence. Dressed […]

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The end of the creative genius?

Women artists in Italy, 1960s-1970s lecture by Prof. Giovanna Zapperi – Université de Tours, chaired by Dr Angela Dimitrakaki feminist and Marxist lecturer at Edinburgh Coinciding with international women’s day Prof. Zapperi proposes a revised historical approach criticising the hegemonic erasure of women and subaltern subjects from Italy’s post-war art context. In approaching feminist history, Zapperi […]

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Queen Charlotte Sophia, a portrayal of Britain?

With Museums and Galleries closed, The Guardian is currently on The Great British Art Tour, introducing art from the UK’s collections. One of the works featured in January portrayed Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife to King George III, a figure who, over the last twenty years, has been the subject to theories concerning her racial identity. The portrait […]

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Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance at Modern Two

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art praises Dame Paula Rego as “one of the most important artists living in Britain today”. The current exhibition ‘Obedience and Defiance’, open until the 19th of April 2020, invites visitors to get to know the unique and singular artwork of a woman whose work was described by Sir […]

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Cut and Paste at Modern Art Two

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two presents Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage. Spanning across six rooms, the exhibition traces the development of collage across the Western world from the 16th century to the modern day, tracking the art form as a mode of social critique alongside major art and political movements. […]