Feminist South June Reading Group

  • 6.00PM – 7.30PM, Thursday 29 June 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 June is: Introduction and Chapter One, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory, Edited by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko, Columbia 2013
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-birth-of-chinese-feminism/9780231162906 If you cannot get a copy yourself please get in touch. June’s Feminist South session will start with a quick discussion of the May text that we missed having a group chat about, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Talkin’ up to the White Woman : Aboriginal Women and Feminism, 2000.