Feminist South Reading Group – April 2017

‘Feminism is a Western Concept: a reading group’
6.00PM – 7.30PM, Thursday 27 April 2017

  • 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

181-187 Hay St, Haymarket NSW

From April, in partnership with Feminist South, 4A will host a a monthly Feminist South reading group on the last Thursday of the month beginning 27 April. 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.

Readings for April are:

  • Chandra Talpade Mohanty, “‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggle,” in her Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2003), pp.221-251
  • Maura Reilly, “Introduction: Toward Transnational Feminisms,” Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art (London/New York: Merrell, 2007), pp. 14–45.

Participants will be provided with reading links upon RSVP.