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Alexandra Kokoli speaks at Eastside Project, Birmingham
Tuesday 24 February, 6.30–8.30pm. Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR.

Alexandra Kokoli speaks at Eastside Project, Birmingham

Dr Alxandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture and Fine Arts, has been invited to take part in the 'Feminist Practice: Then and Now' discussion panel taking place at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, on Tuesday 24th February 2015, 6.30–8.30pm.

The evening will be a conversation between artists Rose Gibbs and Su Richardson and Dr. Alexandra Kokoli, specialist in feminist art history and theory. The event will explore the changing landscape of feminism, the role of the artist and the position of women artists from the 1970s to now.

Alexandra Kokoli will set the scene with an introduction to the work of Su Richardson and Monica Ross, both of whom feature in Birmingham Show, and will contextualise their work within some of the broader concerns of feminist art practice. Following this Su Richardson will join Alexandra for an informal conversation about her practice. Su was one of the founding members of the Birmingham Women’s Art Group in the 1970s and has been a practicing artist since then, recently showing ‘Burnt Breakfast and other works’ an exhibition curated by Alexandra Kokoli.

Rose Gibbs will then present a talk and performance in response to two texts, the first of which, by Monica Ross, was one of the starting points for Birmingham Show, with the second, written as a response to this, by Caroline Gausden and Alexandra Kokoli. Rose uses sound, participatory performance and sculpture as part of her art practice, which is informed by an engagement with writing and activism. Each of these strands deals with the possibilities of consciousness-raising and considers how subjectivity shapes the cultural landscape.