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Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms (book, 2020)
Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms (book, 2020)

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms

Published on 8 March 2020, this book arose from the July 2018 conference of the same name organised by the Create/Feminisms cluster at Middlesex University.

The book is edited by Professor Katy Deepwell and contains contributions from Middlesex Staff: Emma Dick and Kathleen Mullaniff, Alexandra Kokoli, Loraine Leeson, Alice Maude-Roxby and Anne Robinson. Recently completed/completing PhD students, Pune Parsafar, Marisa Carnesky and Paula Chambers also contributed essays.

Katy Deepwell (ed.)

‘Feminisms’ (as a plural) is widely used today to draw attention to inequalities and to critique the status quo in limiting women’s roles/positions/lives/potential. Art can offer a vision of future worlds, manifesting a desire for projecting change, playing with existing realities and conventions. Feminist Art Activism and Artivism, two sides of the same coin, arise where art approaches, develops or transforms into activism and vice versa, where activisms become artivisms. In both, art emerges in differing forms of political
intervention, at both an individual, shared or collective level, apparent in actions, events, identifications and practices.
This volume wants to reveal the diversity of these practices and realities.
Representing a range of critical insights, perspectives and practices from artists, activists, curators, academics and writers, it explores and reflects on the enormous variety of feminist interventions in the field of contemporary art, social processes, the public sphere and politics. In doing so, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms touches upon broader questions of cultural difference, history, class, economic position, ecology, politics, sexual orientation, and the ways in which these intersect.

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms is the first book in the PLURAL series by the Dutch art theory and architectural publisher, Valiz.
The PLURAL series focuses on how the intersections between identity, power, representation and emancipation play out in the arts and in cultural practices. The volumes in this series aim to do justice to the plurality of voices, experiences and perspectives in society and in the arts and to address the history
and present and future meaning of these positions and their interrelations. PLURAL brings together new and critical insights from cultural and social researchers, theorists, artists, arts professionals and activists.

Editor: Katy Deepwell
Contributors: Linda Aloysius, Marissa Begonia, Sreyashi Tinni Bhattacharyya, Marisa Carnesky, Paula Chambers, Amy Charlesworth, Emma Curd, Katy Deepwell, Tal Dekel, Emma Dick, Lior Elefant, Christine Eyene, Abbe Leigh Fletcher, GraceGraceGrace, Alana Jelinek, Sonja van Kerkhoff, Alexandra Kokoli, Elke Krasny, Loraine Leeson, Laura Malacart, Rosy Martin, Alice Maude-Roxby, Kathleen Mullaniff, Louise O’Hare, Tanja Ostojić, Martina Pachmanová, Gill Park, Pune Parsafar, Roxane Permar, Anne Robinson, Stefanie Seibold, Pam Skelton, Mare Tralla, Christina Vasileiou, Camille Melissa Waring, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Virginia Yiqing Yang

Design: Lotte Lara Schröder

Series: PLURAL

Valiz, supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Middlesex University London | paperback | 448 pp. |
23 x 16,8 cm (h x w) | English | ca. 300 black and white illustrations and photos | design: Lotte Lara
Schröder | Valiz PLURAL series, 2020 | ISBN 978-94-92095-72-5 | € 27,50 www.valiz.nl