Opening Evening: Symposium "Curating in feminist thought" with Amelia Jones

i will survive, szuper gallery, 2007

06.05.2016, 17:30


Free admission, in English
Limited seating, please register ronald.kolb(at)

PLEASE NOTE: The symposium already beginst at 5.30 pm. and the lecture by Amelia Jones starts at 6 pm. (contrary to what is stated on our print flyer).

Curators and their partners are working in a contested field, in which the meanings of institutions, their power structures and modes of participation can be debated and reshaped. “To think of institutions in terms of production (of work and discourse and political practice and solidarity) instead of representation would be, to my mind, a first feminist step”. With this provocation the curator Ruth Noack invited us in 2013 to rethink the nature of feminist critique of the museum, the gallery, the exhibition space. The symposium is dedicated to the gendered nature of power relations, effects, inconsistencies and contradictions of curating in the present. How can feminism help us to rethink the role of the curator?

Program Opening Evening:

5.30–6.00 pm
Greetings and Introduction:
Sigrid Schade (Head of Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, ZHdK)
Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)
Dorothee Richter (Head of Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK)
Elke Krasny (Professor of Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
Lara Perry (Programme Leader for History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton)

6.00–7.30 pm
Lecture by Amelia Jones: Feminist Subjects versus Feminist Effects: The Curating of Feminist Art (or is it the Feminist Curating of Art?)

Amelia Jones is an American art historian, art critic, and curator specializing in feminist art, body / performance art, video art, and Dadaism. She is vice-dean of Critical Studies at the Roski School of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

7.30–8.10 pm
Videoprogram compiled by Susanne Clausen and Dorothee Richter
„The Six Enemies of Greatness“: Videos by Martina Mullaney, Szuper Gallery, Liv Wynter, Louise Fitzgerald, PUNK IS DADA

8.10–9.00 pm
Dinner (fee required)

9.00 pm
Sound and Music with Michaela Melian as DJane

More information

A cooperation of fCU (Feminist Curators United), Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK, University of Reading and the webjournal

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