House, Work, Artwork: Feminism and Art History’s New Domesticities

Programme – Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July 2015

Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Friday 3 July 2015

11.30am – 12.00pm   Registration in foyer

12.00pm – 12.15pm   Welcome and Introduction – Francesca Berry (University of

Birmingham) and Jo Applin (University of York)

12.15pm – 1.15pm     Keynote

Magpie: Keeping House with Louise Nevelson – Julia Bryan-Wilson (University of California, Berkeley)

1.15pm – 2.00pm       Lunch (not provided)

Panel 1:                     Labour, Legacy and Domestic Methodology

2.00pm – 2.20pm       Attention! Maintenance: How Do You Keep Going? Domestic, Maintenance and Care Work in Art Informed by Feminism – Barbara Mahlknecht (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

2.20pm – 2.40pm       Unfinished Business: The Persistence of the Public-Private Relation in Feminist Art Practice Since the 1970s – Amy Charlesworth (The Open University)

2.40pm – 3.00pm       Fieldwork not Housework: Performing Feminist Sociology in the 1960s and 70s – Catherine Spencer (St. Andrews University)

3.00pm – 3.30pm       Discussion

3.30 – 4.00pm             Tea & Coffee

Panel 2:                      Housing, Techniques of Making and Unmaking

4.00pm – 4.20pm       Our Life Together: Collective Homemaking in the Films of Ella Bergmann-Michel – Megan Luke (University of Southern California)

4.20pm – 4.40pm       Alison Smithson’s Future Domesticities – Giulia Smith (University College London)

4.40pm – 5.00pm       Living Differently, Seeing Differently: Carla Accardi’s Temporary Structures (1965–1972) – Teresa Kittler (University College London)

5.00pm – 5.30pm       Discussion

Saturday 4 July 2015

10.00am – 10.30am   Registration in foyer

Panel 3:                    Photographic Domesticities, Compliance and Resistance

10.30am – 10.50am   Pix and Clicks: Photography, Femininity and the New Domesticity – Harriet Riches (Kingston University)

10.50am – 11.10am   Being the Woman They Thought She Was: Cornelia Schleime Performs her Stasi file – Sara Blaylock (University of California, Santa Cruz)

11.10am – 11.30am   Maxine Walker; Imaging the Homeplace – Elizabeth Robles

11.30am – 12.00pm   Discussion

12.00pm – 12.50pm  Lunch (not provided)

Panel 4:                   Domestic Objects, Intimate and Erotic

12.50pm – 1.10pm     The Domestic as Erotic Rite in the Art of Carolee Schneemann – Alyce Mahon (University of Cambridge)

1.10pm – 1.30pm       House. Work. Eroticism. The Case of Maria Pinińska-Bereś – Agata Jakubowska (Adam Mickiewicz University)

1.30pm – 1.50pm       Discussion

1.50pm – 2.00pm      Comfort Break

Panel 5:                     Inhabitations, Collective and Radical

2.00pm – 2.20pm       A Woman’s Place: Radical Domesticity and The Spaces of Second Wave Feminist Activism – Amy Tobin (University of York)

2.20pm – 2.40pm       Pre-emptive Mourning (or Melancholia)? The Home as Tomb in Art Informed by Feminism and Anti-Nuclear Activism – Alexandra M. Kokoli (Middlesex University)

2.40pm – 3.00pm       Discussion

3.00pm – 3.30pm       Tea & Coffee provided for all in foyer

3.30pm – 4.30pm       Keynote

Mary Kelly’s Mimus: Feminism’s Waves – Mignon Nixon (Courtauld Institute of Art)

4.30pm – 4.45pm       Closing Remarks – Jo Applin and Francesca Berry

5.00pm – 6.00pm       Wine Reception for all in foyer


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