Feminist Domesticities in Art and Art History | Jo Applin, Francesca Berry, Tamar Garb, Teresa Kittler, Catherine Spencer, Amy Tobin
Saturday 6 May 2017, 4pm




A special new issue of Oxford Art Journal titled Feminist Domesticities is the starting point for this discussion. The issue gathers an emerging corpus of feminist research and addresses how we might encounter domesticity as concept, environment and object for art while resisting its oppressive pre-eminence in the definition of femininity. These questions will be considered in the context of 56 Artillery Lane, and open up discussion into belonging, precariousness, aging and activism. The panel will be chaired by Tamar Garb, with Oxford Art Journal editors, Jo Applin and Francesca Berry, and contributors, Teresa Kittler, Catherine Spencer and Amy Tobin. 


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Jo Applin is Lecturer in modern and contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her research on Sculpture, Feminism and American Art has been published widely.


Francesca Berry is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham. She is author of Edouard Vuillard: Art and the Politics of Domesticity at the End of the Nineteenth Century, forthcoming in 2019.


Tamar Garb is Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art at UCL. Her research has focused on questions of gender and sexuality, the woman artist and the body in nineteenth and early twentieth century French art. More recently her interests have turned to post apartheid culture and art in South Africa.


Teresa Kittler is Lecturer in modern and contemporary art at the University of York. Her research focuses on Italian postwar art, primarily on issues related to the environment and feminism.


Catherine Spencer is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of St Andrews. Her research and teaching focus on performance art after 1960. With Jo Applin and Amy Tobin she is the co-editor of the forthcoming London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-80 (Penn State).


Amy Tobin is Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and also teaches at City and Guilds Art School and West Dean College. She is editor of 14 Radnor Terrace: A Woman’s Place, which features in 56 Artillery Lane



Image: Ida Applebroog, Monalisa, 2009. Photo by Abby Robinson. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. 


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