Alice Lang Originals (2014)

Conference: Curating Feminism

CURATING FEMINISM A Contemporary Art and Feminism event co-hosted by Sydney College of the Arts, School of Letters, Arts and Media, and The Power Institute, University of Sydney How can curating be an activist practice, especially in the realm of gender? What does it mean to be a feminist curator, or to adopt a feminist…

If Not Why Not? panel at Artspace March 2013

Feminism in Contemporary Art: If Not Why Not?

On 23rd March 2013 Artspace, Sydney presented with JANIS and in association with Art Month, Sydney a panel discussion: Feminism in Contemporary Art: If Not Why Not?The speakers were Julie Rrap (artist), Catriona Moore (Academic ArtHistTh and author of Dissonance: Feminism in the arts 1970-1990), Natalya Hughes (artist), Anna Davis (curator, MCA) and Jess Olivieri…

Parisian street art. Pic: jacqueline Millner

Event: Transgressive Teaching

An initiative of Sydney College of the Arts Contemporary Art + Feminism research cluster, Transgressive Teaching is a free workshop with leading feminist scholars and artists exploring how to teach feminism and how to teach in a feminist way. SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2014 Session 1 – The Past Now: Feminist herstories and the contemporary curriculum Chair: Catriona Moore, Art History…

Vivienne Binns: Vag dens, 1967

Talk: Catriona Moore at “Backflip!”

‘Humour in feminist Art ‘ VCA Auditorium Catriona Moore, 9 May, 2013 (in conjunction with ‘Backflip!’ exhibition, VCA Gallery (Curator: Laura Castignani) * nb slide titles refer to PowerPoint images. When Laura asked me to help contextualize Backflip! Historically, and to choose a form of feminist humour; stumped. Dry wit, droll wordplay, and elegant parodic…

Brown Council: One Hour Laugh, 2009

Review: Backflip: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art

Backflip: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, April-May 2013 Catriona Moore Published courtesy of Eyeline #80, 2014, pp.106-107  When considering the stereotyped oxymoron ‘Feminism and Humour’ before approaching this show, I was initially stumped. After despondently trawling Google for ‘feminist jokes’ (‘Q: What do you call a blonde flying a plane? A: A pilot,…

Feminist aesthetics, then and now

‘The more things change….’ Feminist aesthetics, then and now Catriona Moore (for Artlink, 2013 in press) Forty years ago artists and scholars first tentatively asked, ‘Is there a feminine sensibility?’ Recent all-woman shows allow us to review feminist aesthetic speculations, and a swift backwards glance over the ‘herstory’ of such curatorial laboratories highlights shifts and continuities.…