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Friday, January 25, 2008

Conference Alert: Feminisms, Historiography and Curatorial Practices

From H-Museum:

Feminisms, Historiography and Curatorial Practices
Moderna Museet Stockholm
29 February - 2 March 2008

Feminist critiques have been a strategic tool within the fields of art history and curatorial practices in nearly 40 years. By now it has a history which can and should be scrutinized. The conference Feminisms, Historiography and Curatorial Practices aims at discussing the actual effects of feminist practices in these fields. During the last decades much research has critically engaged and questioned the construction and the ideological and political grounds for both of these practices. This conference sets out to situate these two practices side by side in order to critically think through the implications, correspondences, instances of diversity and the needs for feminist strategies in the future.

The invited speakers are Lolita Jablonskiene, Amelia Jones, Mary Kelly, Griselda Pollock and Maura Reilly. In relation to their topics workshops will be held.

The conference is held in connection to the inauguration of The Second Museum of our Wishes, which is one strategy to draw attention to, and correct the museums collections of art from the first half of the 20th century from a gender perspective.

The initiative for this conference is taken by Malin Hedlin Hayden, Anna Lundström and Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe in collaboration with Catrin Lundqvist, Dr Iris Müller-Westermann, John Peter Nilsson and Cecilia Widenheim, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Programme

Friday 29 February 2008

17.00 Introduction, Welcome
Ann-Sofi Noring, Deputy Director, Chief Curator, Moderna Museet

17.10 Presentation of the conference
Malin Hedlin Hayden/Anna Lundström/Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe

17.30 Presentation of The Second Museum of our Wishes Dr Iris Müller-Westermann, project leader of The Second Museum of our Wishes

18.00 Lecture

Griselda Pollock: Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum: Time, Space, and the Archive

19.00 Refreshments


Saturday 1 March 2008

10.30 Lecture: Mary Kelly: Remembering, Repeating and Working Through

11.30 Coffee

12.00 Lecture: Amelia Jones: 1970/2007:The Return of Feminist Art

13.00 Lunch at the museum

14.30 Workshop 1: Griselda Pollock: Encounters in the Virtual Feminist
Museum: Time, Space, and the Archive
Workshop 2: Mary Kelly: Feminism: Legacies and Interventions Workshop 3: Amelia Jones: Globalisation, Intersectionality, Parafeminism

16.00 Coffee

16.30 Gathering, discussion, questions

17.30 Closure, with a possibility to visit the museum’s exhibitions

19.00 Dinner


Sunday 2 March 2008

10.30 Lecture: Maura Reilly: Global Feminism

11.30 Coffee

12.00 Lecture: Lolita Jablonskiene: “Just an Artist?” An Imaginary Exhibition Project

13.00 Lunch at the museum

14.30 Workshop 1: Maura Reilly: Global Feminism Workshop 2: Lolita Jablonskiene: “Just a Curator?” Perspectives of the Feminist Informed Curatorial Practices

16.00 Coffee

16.30 Gathering, discussion, questions

17.30 Catrin Lundqvist and John Peter Nilsson, Moderna Museet, closes the conference


The lectures will be open, whereas the workshops demand application. Tickets for the open lectures are for sale from 23 Feb 2008 at the main entrance front desk of the museum. Admission fee: 80/60 SEK, includes entrance fee for the exhibitions. No pre-booking! Tickets for the lectures and workshops will be invoiced to the applicants.
Tickets for the open lectures are for sale from 23 Feb 2008 at the main entrance front desk of the museum.

Please observe the closing date for applications: 20 February 2008 to a.lundstrom@modernamuseet.se

Further information: http://www.modernamuseet.se/

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