Feminist Curating and Care: Possibilities and Limits

Reckitt, Helena. 2021. 'Feminist Curating and Care: Possibilities and Limits'. In: FEINART LECTURE. Online 2 December 2021. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Discussing recent curatorial projects that bring values of mutual care to the fore, Helena Reckitt considers how they support Joan Tronto’s advocation of ‘caring with,’ based in “plurality, communication, trust and respect; solidarity” (Tronto, Caring Democracy, 2013). Reckitt takes a self-critical look at the values of competition, ambition and professionalism that shaped her previous working habits as an institutional curator to advocate for different curatorial approaches that embrace transparency, vulnerability, and co-dependence. By shifting attention away from public performances of radicalism and criticality towards under-valued, behind-the-scenes activities, she suggests that these endeavours are placeholders for less exploitative ways of working, producing, and coexisting.

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The FEINART LECTURE SERIES discusses the role, impact, and theoretical implications of socially engaged art. This series of public talks is organized by the Innovative Training Network FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) jointly led by the Universities of Wolverhampton, UK, (coordinator), Zeppelin University, Germany, (direction of the training programme) University Iceland, Iceland, and University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of Horizon 2020 European training programme.

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04 Apr 2023 14:37

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