© by elisa franzoi 2019

GIULIA CASALINI - ARTS FEMINISM QUEER (CUNTemporay)

DOMENICA  8

Lectio magistralis - Sala cinema

h 18:00-20:00. Corpo, Femminilità e Oggettificazione: Prospettive Queer-Femministe

SUNDAY  8

Lectio magistralis - Cinema room

h 6:00pm-8:00. Body, Femininity and Objectification: Queer-Feminist Perspectives

Fuck the Fascism ”Paris Episode” (performers Mat Sergent & MariaBasura), 2017. © Nick Jaussi

Nina Alexopoulou, “Candy Piece” per Archivio Queer Italia, Verona Art Fair, 2014 © Arts Feminism Queer.

Claudia Rossini a.k.a. Yamada Hanako, “In Between - Andy Gio”, 2017-in progress. © the artist.

CORPO, FEMMINILITA' E OGGETTIFICAZIONE: PROSPETTIVE QUEER-FEMMINISTE

Abstract

Questo intervento intende esplorare e problematizzare la rappresentazione delle donne in quanto icone, muse o soggetti passivi, e come esse diventino ricettacolo di proiezioni sociali. Quali strumenti estetici e politici le donne hanno impiegato per riappropriarsi della propria soggettività e autonomia in una cultura visuale patriarcale ed eteronormativa? Attraverso un’analisi critica femminista e queer, questa lectio prende come punto di partenza esempi tratti dai media mainstream per poi allargarsi verso problematiche che riguardano la rappresentazione dei corpi in ambito artistico.

Biografia

Giulia Casalini è una curatrice indipendente con base a Londra (MA in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University, London). Il suo PhD (Roehampton University, London, sponsorizzato da TECHNE 2019-2023) esplora le metodologie della live art queer-femminista da prospettive decoloniali. La sua pratica curatoriale coinvolge artisti e lavori di natura complessa e provocatoria per creare mostre ed eventi multidisciplinari per istituzioni o spazi alternativi, sempre avendo come focus la live art e la partecipazione del pubblico.

 

Dal 2012 è la co-direttrice dell’organizzazione no-profit Arts Feminism Queer (CUNTemporary), e dal 2014 è direttrice artistica di “Deep Trash”, serata di live art, e fondatrice di Archivio Queer Italia (la prima piattaforma per arte, teoria e attivismo queer in Italia). Ha lavorato per oltre 3 anni come exhibition manager presso la Richard Saltoun Gallery (Londra), che si specializza sulle avanguardie degli anni 70, ed è stata nominate Live Art Associate UK per il suo impegno costante nel curare performance. Nel 2017 è stata un anno in residenza presso la Live Art Development Agency. Progetti selezionati: EcoFutures, un festival di 3 settimane tenutosi ad Aprile 2019 in 7 location dell’Est di Londra, che si confronta con i discorsi di genere, sessualità e razza all’interno di problematiche ambientali e ecologiche; Still Burning, una mostra collettiva presso Varbergs Konsthalle (Svezia, 2019); Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science mostra itinerante (Project Space Plus, Lincoln; Peltz Gallery, London;  Labs Gallery, Bologna; CCCB, Barcelona, 2017-2018); Transformer: Aspects of Travesty, mostra re-make presso Richard Saltoun Gallery (Londra, 2014).

BODY, FEMININITY AND OBJECTIFICATION: QUEER-FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES

Abstract

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.

Biography

Giulia Casalini is an independent curator based in London, holding an MA in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths University (London). Her PhD, Roehampton University (London, funded by TECHNE 2019-2023) will look at the 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).