Body, Femininity and Objectification: Queer-Feminist Perspectives
08.09.2019 at MACRO Museum, Rome (Italy)
[the lecture will be held in Italian]
This presentation explores and problematises how women are usually portrayed as either icons, muses or passive subjects, either way becoming receptacles of social projections. What aesthetic and political tools have women employed to re-frame their own subjectivity and autonomy within a heteronormative and patriarchal visual culture? Through a feminist and queer critical analysis, this lecture will take as its starting point examples drawn from mainstream media, to move towards issues that relate to the representation of bodies in the arts.
Giulia Casalini is an independent curator based in London, holding an MA in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths University (London). Her doctoral research at Roehampton University (London, funded by TECHNE 2019-2023) examines methodologies of queer-feminist live art from a decolonial perspective. Her curatorial practice engages with artists and work of a complex and challenging nature to create multidisciplinary exhibitions and events for institutions or alternative spaces, with a focus on live art and audience participation.
Since 2012 she is the co-director of the non-profit arts organization Arts Feminism Queer (CUNTemporary), and since 2014, the artistic director of “Deep Trash” live art night as well as founder of Archivio Queer Italia (the first platform for queer arts, theory and activism in Italy). She has been working for over 3 years as exhibitions manager at Richard Saltoun Gallery (London), focusing on 70s avant-gardes, and has been nominated Live Art Associate UK for her on-going commitment to showcasing performance art. In 2017 she was awarded a year-long producers’ residency at the Live Art Development Agency. Selected projects include: EcoFutures, a 3-week festival taking place in April 2019 across 7 venues in east London, tackling the implications of gender, sexuality and race in environmental and ecological issues; Still Burning, a feminist group exhibition at Varbergs Konsthalle (Sweden, 2019); Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science touring exhibition (Project Space Plus, Lincoln; Peltz Gallery, London; Labs Gallery, Bologna; CCCB, Barcelona, 2017-2018); Transformer: Aspects of Travesty, exhibition re-make at Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, 2014).
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Lectio Magistralis “Corpo, Femminilità e Oggettificazione: Prospettive Queer-Femministe” by Giulia Casalini (Arts Feminism Queer, London)
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as part of Nothing to Sell – curated by Elisa Franzoi
Sunday 8 September 2019
Via Nizza, 138, 00198 Rome