[spectre] CFP: Women and Mail Art (online, 11-25 Oct 24)

Andreas Broeckmann LEU andreas.broeckmann at leuphana.de
Fri May 3 07:37:22 CEST 2024

From: Elize Mazadiego
Date: May 2, 2024
Subject: CFP: Women and Mail Art (online, 11-25 Oct 24)

online, Oct 11–25, 2024
Deadline: Jun 15, 2024

Call for Papers for the Online Workshop Series: "Women and Mail Art: 
Gendered Perspectives on Marginal Artistic Practices".
Dates: October 11th, 18th, 25th, 2024, 14:00-17:00 CET.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Agata Jakubowska, University of Warsaw
Prof. Dr. Elize Mazadiego, University of Bern.

There is extensive research on international contacts, forms of 
connection and networks among neo-avant-garde artists developed through 
their artistic production, yet, their gender aspect remains largely 
ignored. Meanwhile, in the same period, feminist art developed 
intensively, and many feminist artists participated in international 
exchanges of neo-avant-garde circles. This workshop seeks to address the 
participation of women artists in global avant-garde art networks, whose 
activity remains largely eclipsed by their male counterparts. It 
concentrates on mail art as a specific art practice but also includes 
other types of related artworks (DIY publications, artist’s books, 
experimental visual poetry and concrete poetry) that circulated between 
artists. This 3-part workshop aims to explore the activities of women 
artists and the presence of gender/feminist issues in mail art, visual 
poetry, and art publications. In a series of presentations, we propose 
to discuss new research on the subject, extend our knowledge of 
particular artists, artworks and projects and encourage reflection on 
conceptual frameworks within which we approach alternative practices of 
women artists.

We invite interdisciplinary scholarship from academics, researchers, 
postgraduates and practitioners.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
-women artists active in mail art -women artists as networkers and other 
significant roles, identities and positionalities
-networks of women’s visual/concrete poetry (publications and exhibitions)
-specific artworks and their circulation
-DIY publications as a feminist medium in a transnational perspective
-conditions of artistic production: material, technical, economic, 
social, etc.
-forms of solidarity (political or otherwise)
-gendered perspectives on marginal communication and systems theory
-political responses to repression and censorship
-reception and modes of visibility/invisibility

Please submit an abstract of approximately 300 words together with a 
short biographical note (150 words max.) in a single document (word doc 
or pdf) to: womenandmailart at gmail.com by 15 June 2024.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 10 July 2024.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Women and Mail Art (online, 11-25 Oct 24). In: ArtHist.net, May 2, 
2024. <https://arthist.net/archive/41768>.


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