[spectre] CFP: Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art [esp. Nordic countries] (Humlebaek, 17-18 Nov 21)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Tue May 25 07:59:07 CEST 2021

From: Kerry Greaves
Date: May 21, 2021
Subject: CFP: Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art (Humlebaek, 
17-18 Nov 21)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, Nov 17–18, 2021
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021

Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art, 1970-Present

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of 
Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and European Postwar and 
Contemporary Art Forum invite art historians, curators, critics, and 
artists to propose papers for a two-day exchange of research, dialogue, 
and debate. Feminist Futures will take up the topic of gender and 
feminism in European art, from the 1970s to the present, with a special 
focus on the Nordic countries.

Despite the liberal reputation of the Nordic countries, the feminist 
revolution did not remap the art world in this context: women remain 
grossly underrepresented in museum collections, exhibitions, and 
historical studies, and feminism has tended to be taken for granted as 
an already completed historical project. If feminism remains an 
unfinished undertaking in a region known as a bastion of gender equity, 
then what of the rest of Europe? Today feminist art, curation, and 
theory are at a crossroads that demands new approaches and visions.

Reconsidering the generational framework of historical “waves,” which 
has been so decisive for feminist art historical scholarship, the 
conference seeks to explore how the circulations, translations, 
displacements, and renunciations of this model have shaped art and its 
discourses and institutions across Europe since 1970. Griselda Pollock 
has argued that the mission of feminism is to formulate new political 
subjectivities in the world and to articulate a project yet to come. How 
can we move on from the limits of the wave framework to develop new and 
productive insights into feminism’s ongoing relevance for contemporary 
art and art history?

We invite papers that reconsider and introduce historical subjects and 
present new research, methodological approaches, and issues. These can 
take the form of theoretical contributions, historical scholarship, or 
presentations of curatorial work and practice-based research in relation 
to the following topics:

- New languages of feminist expression and activism
- Transmissions and translations of art and ideas across borders
- The collection and circulation of feminist art
- Feminism and the politics of decolonialization and migration
- Ecological feminisms and the Anthropocene - Transnational and global 
- Feminism, race, and ethnicity  - Feminism and the changing notion of 
“the contemporary”
- Feminism, the welfare state, and the rise of neoliberalism
- Sexuality and gender identity
- The institutionalization of feminist art
- Feminism and the art market and financial speculation
- Feminism, labor conditions, and practices - The legacies of feminism 
and future trajectories

The conference will be held 17-18 November 2021 at Louisiana Museum of 
Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (www.louisiana.dk), in conjunction with 
the exhibition Pia Arke (15 July 2021 – 2 February 2022) – a 
comprehensive critical reckoning with the visionary oeuvre of the 
Greenlandic-Danish artist. Louisiana has over the past years dedicated a 
range of large-scale exhibitions to women artists from the period 
covered by the conference, many of which have become represented in the 
museum’s permanent collection. The program will combine keynote lectures 
and panel discussions, academic papers, performative talks, and 
conversations. The research generated will be further disseminated in a 
peer-reviewed publication. All talks will be filmed and uploaded on the 
Louisiana Research website as a video publication.

Please send 200-word abstracts for 20-minute papers and a brief bio to 
Kerry Greaves (lkr893 at hum.ku.dk) by 1 July 2021. Speakers will be 
notified by 15 July 2021.

Organized by Nordic Feminist Art Histories Research Network as part of 
the research project Feminist Emergency: Women Artists in Denmark, 
1900-1960, University of Copenhagen; Louisiana Research, and the 
European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum.

Organizing Committee:
- Kerry Greaves, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural 
Studies, University of Copenhagen - Marie Laurberg, Curator & Head of 
Research, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
- Anders Kold, Curator, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
- Jenevive Nykolak, Assistant Professor, California State University, 
Los Angeles

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art (Humlebæk, 17-18 Nov 
21). In: ArtHist.net, May 21, 2021. <https://arthist.net/archive/34169>.

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