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Amelia Jones: “Activating the Feminist Body and the Curating of Feminist Art”

April 10, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


The Museum and Curatorial Studies (MACS) Research Cluster presents:
Amelia Jones, Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture, McGill University

This paper takes off from a brief history of the curating of feminist art in the North American and European contexts. My aim is to think about the exhibition, and the feminist show in particular, as a junction between practice and theoretical thought, a place of intersection between art making, the writing of art history, and the positing of critical interventions in institutions. I propose to look at these interrelated questions by a two-part inquiry, looking at both a history of feminist curating and a small selection of practices that might, precisely by maintaining an openness to ever- shifting structures of sexual and gender difference, be impossible to “tame” fully through curatorial practice.

This is the final event organized according to the 2011-2012 MACS research theme Exhibitions and Performance.

For more information, please contact Lucian Gomoll at or visit the MACS website at

Co-sponsored by History of Consciousness, History of Art and Visual Culture, and Feminist Studies.


April 10, 2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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