Curating Materiality: Feminism and Contemporary Art History

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a workshop, seminar, course


Feminism’s impact on the visual arts and art history has been widely felt since the late 1960s. Feminist art practices have consistently employed performative, participatory, digital and biopolitical methodologies, all of which are widely theorised in art histories as being dematerialised, immaterial and impermanent. Curating Materiality sought to nuance and complicate such assumptions, and brought together researchers, curators and practitioners together to discuss a series of questions and issues spanning these areas. It consisted of a day-long workshop followed by an evening performance by the artist Melanie Gilligan at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh.

Organised in collaboration with Kirsten Lloyd (History of Art Department, Edinburgh College of Art) and Sarah Cook (DJCAD, University of Dundee)
Period13 Jun 2015
Event typeOther