Critical Discussion

MAWA provides a forum for critical dialogue, in part by offering critical reading and discussion groups on focused on specific topics. These have ranged from “big questions”, as exemplified by the “What is Art? Throwdown”, featuring presentation by three panelists from across the country, to in-depth analysis of specific texts, such as the reading group focusing on the recent work of cultural critic Jeanne Randolph. Critical reading and discussion groups are programmed on an ad hoc basis, and are offered free of charge or at nominal cost.

  • Critical Writing

    Do you have something to say and would like a paid writing opportunity? MAWA wants you!

    MAWA welcomes proposals for critical writing essays from people of all genders, to be printed in our quarterly newsletter. For more information on this opportunity download this pdf

    Image: Sophie Calle, Portrait 1 (detail)

  • Desire Change Reading Group

    In the summer of 2017, MAWA co-published ‘Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art’ in Canada, edited by Heather Davis. This groundbreaking book is the first to document our history and our present, as feminist visual art practioners. The text is meaty and engaging, and the book is richly illustrated throughout. Join Helga Jakobson at a monthly reading group to explore Desire Change, one chapter at a time. This is a book that is guaranteed to spur discussion!

  • Theory at Home

    In order to present wide-ranging points of view and interests, MAWA is organizing Critical Discussion Groups led by guest facilitators. Each meeting will have a thematic focus and weblinks to readings. Come prepared, so that the conversation really “cooks”…. Goodness knows we need “heated” debate! Join us in the warm glow of the Legion as we grapple with texts and ideas. People of all genders are welcome!