Visiting Scholars Presentation: Nov 16, 2022
Moving threshold: Inquiry through our skin By Silvia Luraschi and Gaia del Negro
The Feminist Imaginary Research Network (FIRN)
Reimagining gender justice through creative and arts-based adult education, research and curation in museums, libraries, heritage sites, universities and communities
In January 2018, we conducted a Feminist Museum Hack Workshop with 28 community participants at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Milano, Italy. This museum has been hosting exhibitions of photographs by well-known Italian and other European artists from its collection since 2017. The series of images on display that we used for the Hack spanned from the 1960s to the early years of the new millennium. The works in the exhibition varied in terms of theme, genre, visual language, technique and format and were organised by major themes. The first floor gallery hosted a series about the body – from social contexts to Body Art. The upstairs gallery presented landscape-related projects, understood both in the narrow sense of territory and the broader sense of the social environment as a symbolic space of visual enquiry and linguistic hybridisation. Continue reading “Feminist Museum Hack, Milano”
Feminism must itself be grasped as an interruption, a mode of transformation, questioning, challenging and opening up futures not yet imagined. Are feminism and the museum, as we know them compatible at any level?
Griselda Pollock, 1988, p. 1
Resistance lies in self-conscious engagement with dominant, normative discourses and representations and in the active creation of oppositional analytic and cultural spaces.
Chantal Mohanty, 1989, p. 208
Continue reading “Disobedient Women: Defiance, Resistance and Creativity Past and Present”