[spectre] Fwd: CFP: De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Feminisms in Fine Art and Textile Craft (online, 14 Jun-5 Jul 22)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Wed May 11 07:17:51 CEST 2022

From: Neda Mo
Date: May 10, 2022
Subject: CFP: De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Feminisms (online, 14 Jun-5 Jul 22)

Online Research Seminars to be held on Zoom, Jun 14–Jul 5, 2022
Deadline: Jun 5, 2022

De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Feminisms in Fine Art and Textile Craft:

Professor Katy Deepwell, Dr Neelam Raina and Neda Mohamadi
for Create/Feminisms ACI, Middlesex University
These events are financially supported by ACI Faculty, Middlesex University.

Create/Feminisms is organising 4 online research seminars, to be held on 
Zoom,  June-July 2022 (in the afternoons, GMT)
The 4 seminars are themed:
1. Decolonising Craft (June 14)
2. Feminist Pedagogies: learning to unlearn and decolonial toolkits 
(June 21)
3. De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Futures in Feminism (June 28)
4. Feminist De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Aesthetics (July 5)

Registration Link:

This is an open call for poster presentations/text submissions to visual 
artists, textile practitioners, PhD students, researchers who are art 
historians, art critics, art curators and art lecturers/Professors to 
join our online research seminars.

A full list of keynote speakers and seminar panellists will be 
advertised shortly, but those confirmed include (keynotes) Francoise 
Verges, Madina Tlostanova, Aarti Kawlra, (panellists) Sahra Taylor, 
Neelam Raina, Isabelle Massu, Michele Williams Gamaker, Shanna Ketchum 
Heap o’Birds, Ayanna Dozier, Leslie C. Sotomayor, Renee Mussai, Dalida 
Maria Benfield.

We want to hear from you, if your work represents an intervention in 
de-/anti-/post-colonial debates in fine art and textiles in practice or 
in theory as a contribution to research in this area and will offer a 5 
minute presentation about your work or a poster as a 300 word 
text/image. 1 hour of each seminar will be devoted to the poster 
presentations from the audience.

We would like to see your statement (300 words max. + 1 image as 
jpg/tif) outline how your work demonstrates this intervention in these 
debates in art and craft practices, pedagogy, theory, history or 
criticism or curatorial projects. If you are involved in feminist art 
activism in this area, please identify your own contribution within any 
groups, collectives, campaigns or actions.
Please specify the issues, concepts, theories, ideas or areas of concern 
you are working with.
Please include your institutional affiliation, and websites, where 
relevant. Email contacts will not be published.

All contributions sent will be presented in a booklet produced to 
accompany the 2022 research seminars which will be published online.

Opportunities to present (5 min. poster speeches) will be given to 
contributors where the themes of their research align to the seminar 
topics. Each seminar will have its own poster session for interventions 
from contributors. Please identify which seminar best suits your work.

Please take this opportunity to present a visual art project past or 
present or a body of practical or theoretical work in fine art/textiles 
which addresses de-/anti-/post-colonial feminist thought on any subject, 
media, approach.

Deadline for all contributions: 5 June 2022.

Email to: Neda Mohamadi: NM1287 [@] live.mdx.ac.uk

These seminars have been organised with the belief that feminism needs 
to represent its own pluri-versality as it continues to redefine 
local/global politics through its alliances and maintain its allegiances 
to diverse ways of thinking and making. De-/Anti-/Post-Colonial thought 
contains many different tactics, approaches and spheres of influence in 
visual arts and textiles. Feminist work in de-/anti-/post-colonial 
thought has pursued a long-standing critique of the blindspots on gender 
in configurations of modernity/coloniality; in postcolonial and critical 
race theory scholarship; in black feminist and anti-racist, 
anti-homophobic thought; and is evident in black, third-world, global 
majority, post-Soviet as well as indigeneous histories and movements. 
These complex interventions redefine feminist intersectionality and 
queer theory away from their configurations solely in nation-states, 
area studies or world systems theories, searching for other ways to 
re-imagine global connections, histories and cultural developments, as 
well as systems of belonging or referencing, to envisage new forms of 
planetary visions of space and time, past and present. It is in this 
spirit of acknowledging and making visible the range of this work that 
we have organised these seminars.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Feminisms (online, 14 Jun-5 Jul 22). In: 
ArtHist.net, May 10, 2022. <https://arthist.net/archive/36659>.

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