Critical Discussion

Theory at Home

Women’s Art: Pakistan and the West with Hassaan Ashraf

  • April 26, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue

Free, everyone welcome!

In “Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Art, Then and Now,” Salima Hashmi explores the parallel histories of Western feminist visual art and women’s art in Pakistan. As Hashmi writes, “There were, and continue to be, subversive undercurrents and covert acts of rebellion in the work of women artists [in Pakistan]. The body is still the site of rebellion, the covering and uncovering of which is fertile and convoluted.” Not the feminism of middle-class white women, “their work continues to be entangled in the complication of being a female in Pakistani society,” often in the context of broader political struggles.

Reading: http://www.artnowpakistan.com/guerrilla-girls-feminist-art-then-and-now/