The Art of Feminism | The Art of the Avant-Garde
[ Art History Course )
How did women artists respond to issues of suffrage, socialism and anti-fascism in the first half of the 20th century?
This talk will examine artists working within the context of modernism and the avant-garde. In particular, we will look at those involved with Vorticism, Surrealism, Dada, Russian modernism, and the Bauhaus. Even within these creative circles, women artists still faced prejudice because of their gender. We will explore the various methods they used to navigate through gender politics – and how some were marginalised entirely.
‘The Art of Feminism’ is a two part course exploring the interplay of culture and social politics throughout 20th century feminist art history. Led by Philomena Epps.
11am – 1pm
Single session £30, £20 [under 30s)
Full course £50
Philomena Epps is a writer, art critic, and the founding editor of Orlando, an independent magazine focused on the visual arts and contemporary culture. Her criticism has been published by numerous titles, such as art-agenda, Artforum, Burlington Contemporary, Elephant, Flash Art and Frieze. She has also been commissioned to write texts for artist books, exhibitions, galleries, and institutions, including Bloc Projects, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Southwark Park Galleries, and Tate. Philomena has participated in talks and conferences at venues that include Jerwood Arts, LUX, and the Royal College of Art. Through Orlando, she has hosted film screenings, performances, and workshops at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, the Horse Hospital, and Somerset House.