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We are delighted to welcome feminist curator Xabier Arakistain and the notorious Guerrilla Girls to a New Hall Art Collection event at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.
5.15-6pm Dr Alyce Mahon in conversation with Xabier Arakistain (The Long Room)
6pm-6.30pm Drinks (Buckingham House)
6.30-8pm Guerrilla Girls Performance Lecture
Ticket price includes both talks and a glass of wine. £10 Full Price, £7.50 Concession (with ID)
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Dr Alyce Mahon is a Fellow of Trinity College and Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. In her teaching and research Dr Mahon specialises on the dynamic between the body and the body politic in modern and contemporary art, photography, film and exhibition practice from dada and Surrealism to the Sixties counter-culture, feminist, and performance art.
She studied the History of Art & Architecture and Modern English at Trinity College Dublin. Awarded both Chevening and British Academy scholarships for doctoral studies she moved to London to pursue a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She received her doctorate in 1999 and took up her position at Cambridge in 2000.
She is the author of Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968 (Thames & Hudson, 2005; trans. Surrealismo Eros y Politica, Alianza Barcelona 2009) and Eroticism & Art (Oxford University Press, 2005, republished as part of Oxford History of Art Series, 2007)
Xabier Arakistain is a feminist and art curator who lives and works in Bilbao. Arakistain incorporated the category of sex as a curatorial criterion since his first exhibition, Trans Sexual Express (Bilbao Arte, 1999). From 2003 to 2006 he directed the debates on art and feminism at the ARCO contemporary art expert forums. In 2005 he launched Manifiesto Arco 2005 demanding that public administrations adopt practical measures to implement equality between the sexes in the field of art, which inspired article 26 of Spain’s Equality Act.
He was Director of Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, from 2007 to 2011, making it a pioneering institution in the development and application of feminist policies in the fields of contemporary art, thought and culture.
Xabier Arakistain graduated at the UPV/EHU School of Social Sciences and Media Studies. He also obtained a Master of Advanced Studies with a paper on sex, gender and sexual identities in film, as well as a Masters Degree in Film Studies from the same university.
Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality in the fine arts into focus within the greater community. Members are known for the gorilla masks they wear to remain anonymous.
HAVE MASK WILL TRAVEL: GIGS
For years the Guerrilla Girls have been stirring up audiences with presentations in full jungle drag. We've appeared in almost every U.S. state and on almost every continent. The performance lasts about an hour and a half, followed by a question period. We reveal how we come up with our posters, books, billboards and actions. We share trade secrets about how to use facts and humor to expose discrimination and corruption in art, politics and pop culture.
This event is supported by anonymous donors, History of Art & The Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN)