• VII International Conference about Art and Gender



    Monday 4 April

    Round Table
    VII International Conference about Art and Gender
    CRUCE DE MIRADAS LUSAS: arte y género en Portugal. Dos enfoques
    With: Ana Rito, Carla Cruz.
    Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes
    Margarita Aizpuru


    Joven artista visual portuguesa que es profesora en la Facultad de Artes de Lisboa y que ha comisariado varios proyectos artísticos en el Museu Colecçao Berardo de Lisboa, como She is a Femme Fatal (2009), junto a Hugo Barata, el evento de videoproyección One Woman Show (2009) u Observadores, Revelaciones, Tránsitos y Distancias (2011), junto al citado Hugo Barata y Jean François Chougnet. En tanto que artista ha realizando numerosas exposiciones individuales y ha participado en muestras colectivas como VV2 Recycling The Future, en la 50 Bienal de Venecia (2003), exposición comisariada por Angela Vettere y Marco de Michelis; Portugal Today-Nine Solitaire Positions (2005), en Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Viena; Faccia Lei (2007), en la 52 Bienal de Venecia; u Options & Futures (2009), en la Colección PLMJ, PLMJ Fondation. Ha publicado el libro Casa de muñecas. Propuestas contemporáneas sobre la mujer y la subjetividad (Museu Colecçao Berardo, 2009).

    Es una joven y activa artista portuguesa, comisaria y gestora independiente de proyectos artísticos, además de feminista. Ha sido comisaria residente del espacio expositivo Gesto cultural cooperative en Oporto (2007-2008); coordinadora del grupo portugués para la Residencia GARB (Giovanni Artisti in Residencia, Basilicato) [Italia, 2004-05]; cofundadora del Colectivo Atelier Mentol (2003-05) en Oporto; colaboradora artística en el espacio ROOM de Rotterdam (2002-2003); y miembra fundadora del colectivo internacional de intervención pública CLANITICA en Rotterdam (2002-03) y del colectivo feminista de intervención artística ZOINA (1994-2004). Es autora y colaboradora de diversos blogs, como All My Independent Women, Espaço gesto, Porto Público, y ha participado con el colectivo AC investigación colectiva en la Bienal Europea de Arte Contemporáneo Manifesta 8 (Murcia).

  • International Women’s Day


    Leeds University 8th of March carla-cruz-event-poster-print

  • The Ethics of Encounter Research Workshop – Stills Edinburg


    Thursday 3 March & Friday 4 March 2011

    Still website

    As an increasing number of artists site their practice within the social fabric of everyday life, the encounter has been placed at the heart of a newly defined aesthetic experience. Participatory, collaborative, community-based and documentary methodologies which engage directly with interpersonal relations and social realities now proliferate both within and beyond the institution. This move away from traditional forms of representation into the territories of use and action has endowed art’s latest ‘social turn’ with a renewed and expanded ethical significance. In parallel with these developments, it is claimed that ethics has triumphed in the public debate to reign over culture and displace politics.

    This research workshop will examine the complex interfaces which have emerged between aesthetics, politics and ethics in the 21st century. Taking into account their historical imbrications in art discourse together with the so-called ‘ethical turn’ of contemporary politics, we aim to develop a critical understanding of their most recent forms and configurations across the diverse terrains of socially-engaged art. The ethical valence of artworks has dominated debates to date – whether interventions into the social fabric can be considered productively ‘good’ or transgressive, ‘bad’ and yet, ultimately, revealing. If the ethical is now a common route for artists seeking to broach the political and provide a site for critique, is it possible to move beyond this dichotomy and map the potential and limits of ethical engagements in art?

    The Ethics of Encounter research workshop has been devised as part of a programme of exhibitions, events and residencies of the same name presented at Stills between November 2010 and March 2011. Consecutive exhibitions included lens-based documentary works by The Atlas Group (Lebanon / USA), François Bucher (Columbia / Germany), Renzo Martens (Belgium), Dani Marti (Scotland), Frederick Wiseman (USA) and Artur Żmijewski (Poland). The workshop has been designed to expand the parameters of this curatorial investigation and situate these works in relation to parallel developments within other reality-driven practices. For more information about The Ethics of Encounter programme please visit www.stills.org.

    Speakers and interlocutors include Carla Cruz (Goldsmiths University of London), Gail Day (University of Leeds), Angela Dimitrakaki (The University of Edinburgh), Anthony Downey (Sotheby’s Institute of Art), Alana Jelinek (University of Cambridge), Kirsten Lloyd (Stills / The University of Edinburgh), Tracy Mackenna (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) & Ken Neil (Glasgow School of Art), Mark Miller (Tate Britain) & Victoria Walsh (Tate Britain), Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow), Michaela Ross (Chelsea College of Art and Design), Harry Weeks (The University of Edinburgh), Stephen Wright (European School of Visual Arts)