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First Friday with Claudine Majzels

Feminist Art: becoming a historical subject

What would a history of feminist art look like? When did it start? Is it over? Is feminist art a thing of the past? Another “ism” or historical style? Has a new canon of feminist art been established alongside the old hegemony of art history? Has feminist art been co-opted into the old structures of patriarchy? Claudine Majzels will begin to explore these questions and lead what will surely be a rousing discussion!

Claudine Majzels (Ph.D.) teaches Art History at the University of Winnipeg where she has created new courses on feminist art, Aboriginal arts and craft, and a seminar on “The Body in the Visual Arts” as part of the new MA program in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices at the U of W. Her publications include studies of 17th century Dutch Mennonite women artists and Winnipeg artist Caroline Dukes.

Caption: Caroline Dukes, Ball on a Field around Noon, acrylic on canvas, 66” x 66”, 2003

Start Time: 12:00 pm
Date: Friday March 2, 2012
End Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MAWA, 611 Main Street

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