Reckitt, Helena and Moser, Gabrielle.
Feminist Tactics of Citation, Annotation, and Translation: Reflections on the Now You Can Go programme.
On.Curating: CURATING in feminist thought(29),
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A conversation between curator and art historian Gabrielle Moser and curator Helena Reckitt on the contemporary resonance of Italian feminisms of the 1970s and 1980s, and on how such earlier feminisms can be transmitted to, and between, different generations. The conversation centres on Now You Can Go, a programme inspired by Italian feminisms that Reckitt developed together with six colleagues in London in 2015. The authors posit tactics of citation, annotation, and translation central to the programme (in projects developed by contributors including Kajsa Dahlberg and Laura Guy, Nina Wakeford, and Alex Martinis Roe) as means of activating feminist practices and feminist knowledges from the past. Moser and Reckitt consider the contemporary resonance of some of the feminist practices foregrounded in the programme, including autocoscienza /consciousness-raising, affidamento/entrustment, and affective withdrawal. Exploring the programme’s implications for curating feminism, and curating as feminists, they discuss the programme in the light of the current vogue for relational, discursive, and time-based art world events, the role of documentation for such ephemeral programmes, and the need for such activities to reflect feminist priorities and values along with their feminist content.
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