BFU presents Feminism, art, philosophy, memory

When?  Tuesday 26th May, 6.30pm

Where? Carpark under Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End

What?

Join local artists, art theorists and philosophers Nicola Scott, Aleea Monsour and Tara Heffernan in a discussion on feminism in art and revisionist art histories.

Nicola Scott is an arts writer and former producer of the nationally-distributed No Brow Art Show based in Brisbane at 4zzz. She is currently researching prior to commencing a PhD. She completed an Honours degree at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith Uni , and is particularly interested in institutional critique, feminist theory, and the relationship between capitalism, power and subjectivity. She will speak about “Revisionist histories: Feminism and contemporary Australian art.”

Tara Heffernan completed a bachelor of fine art with Honours at Griffith, South Bank in 2012. She has worked with various Artist Run Initiatives in Brisbane including performance art collective Exist and InHouse and contributes to numerous art publications. Her research rotates around issues of authenticity, representation, gender and identity. She will present a paper titled ‘Sanitise, Homogenise, Vaporise’. The paper considers a number of contemporary artists concerned with identity politics, with particular emphasis on the video work of Duncan Campbell, and the multi-media work of Franco and Eva Mattes. This paper will consider how artists interrogate mediums of representation in contemporary art, particularly in relation to gendered representations with a focus on the formulaic nature of these critiques and their canonical significance.

Aleea Monsour is a performer, designer, collaborator, aspiring director and community theatre practitioner.She is currently undertaking an Honours project, creating an original verbatim theatre piece based on personal interviews conducted with Palestinian women who have immigrated to Brisbane. In this presentation, Aleea will explore the agency of art and theatre to create personal and communal change through the perspective of voice and stories of women, considering theatrical and oral history as a research methodology in order to create a space for marginalised voices.

As usual, all are welcome to join in the conversation.

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