Feminist South July Reading Group

  • 5.30PM – 6.30PM, Thursday 27 July 2017
  • ‘Feminism is a Western Concept: a reading group’
  • 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
  • 181-187 Hay St, Haymarket NSW

In partnership with Feminist South, 4A is pleased to host the monthly Feminist South reading group on the last Thursday of the month. This reading group is Phase 1 of the Feminist South research and curatorial project led by Kelly Doley and i:project space, Beijing.

Feminist South is a curatorial project and research platform spanning across 2017-2019 that aims to generate critical dialogue around contemporary feminist performance practice in the context of the Asia Pacific.

Rather than attempting to fit Western feminist theories and movements onto the multiplicities that make up practice in the Asia Pacific, the project seeks to create its own terms of reference in order to decentre and disrupt the conventional understandings of feminist art and create new narratives for practices that are located in the here and now.

All welcome, please join the discussion. Email kellydoley@gmail.com to join the Feminist South mailing list and RSVP.

The Feminist South reading for July is:

  • Article complicating the narrative that contemporary art was bestowed upon China by the West: Carol Yinghua Lu, ‘Accidental Conceptualism’, eflux Journal #01 – December 2008

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/70/60556/from-the-anxiety-of-participation-to-the-process-of-de-internationalization/

  • Wu Tsang discussing working in Asia as a queer trans identified artist and the use of ‘Western’ terms: ‘Wu Tsang A Life in Process’, Leap Magazine, No. 38 19 May 2016 by Stephanie Bailey

http://www.leapleapleap.com/2016/05/wu-tsang-a-life-in-process/

  • Bringing it back to the Australian context: ‘Does feminism speak for all women?’, Lia Incognita, 23 July 2013, Peril Asian Australian Arts and Culture

http://peril.com.au/topics/politics/does-feminism-speak-for-all-women/