Discussions lead and moderated by Géraldine Gourbe with the participation of Filipa Oliveira
This fourth meeting focuses on the preparation and development of a common Europe-wide strategy with the presentation of tools, methodologies, transformative actions, and true equality measures.
Political Practices and Performances of Language
Quinn Latimer & Mercedes Azpilicueta
Queer Tools: Incentives and transformative action
Dr Tominga O'Donnell & Marnie Slater
How to experiment and implement queer curatorial practices? How to develop queer strategies which can operate in different contexts and generate transformative actions? How to ungender and decolonise contemporary art institutions and practices? How to disseminate joy as a process?
Elvira Dyangani Ose
Elvira Dyangani Ose will discuss the main themes of this First European Assembly of Contemporary Art Centres. This overview will give us the opportunity to draw conclusions and explore possible future perspectives.
• Géraldine Gourbe
Géraldine Gourbe is a Philosopher, Art Critic and Curator. She is a specialist in the Southern California art scene, the history of radical and feminist pedagogies, and a particular French counterculture between 1947 and 1974. She has taught philosophy of art at ENSAD (Paris), the Université de Lorraine, Sciences-Po Paris, and the Beaux-arts of Marseille and Annecy. In 2018, she curated an exhibition focusing on the work of Judy Chicago and the West Coast in the 1960s (Los Angeles, the cool years, Villa Arson, Nice). Since 2015, she has been working on a counterreading of the history of ideas and art in France from 1947 to 1989 together with the art historian Florence Ostende. This research led to the curation of the first edition of the Triennale Art & Industrie in Dunkerque. She co-signed with Hélène Guenin the exhibition at the MAMAC in Nice She Bam Pow POP Wizz : les amazones du Pop (2020-2021), at the Kunstalle in Kiel, at the Kunsthaus in Graz (2021-2022). She has published several books including a monograph on Judy Chicago (Shelter Press, 2020) and a pop-philosophical essay on Simone de Beauvoir (Pérégrines, 2021).
• Quinn Latimer
Quinn Latimer is a California-born poet, critic, and editor whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. She is the author of several books, including Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017) and Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013). She was previously editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. She is now Head of the Master program at Institut Kunst Gender Natur, in Basel, where, with Chus Martínez, she also organizes a semiannual series of symposia on questions of gender, language, ecology, and artistic practice.
• Mercedes Azpilicueta
Mercedes Azpilicueta (1981) is a visual and performance artist from Buenos Aires living and working in Amsterdam. She was a resident at the Rijksakademie in 2015-16 and received the Pernod Ricard Fellowship in 2017. Azpilicueta's collaborative and interdisciplinary practice aims to subvert rigid historical narratives by gathering characters from the past and present and making room for their affective and dissident voices to emerge. Her work usually manifests in performative and sculptural installations combining craft-based techniques –historically associated with domestic obsolete knowledge– with industrialised productions. Her main solo exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2022), Gasworks, London (2021), CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge (2021); MUSEION, Bolzano/Bozen (2020); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2019); CentroCentro, Madrid (2019); and MAMBA, Buenos Aires (2018). She is Head of TXT (Textile and Text) Department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
• Dr Tominga O'Donnell
Dr Tominga O’Donnell is Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Munch Museum, where they curated the award-winning programme 'Munchmuseet on the Move' (2016–2019). They hold a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design on the exhibition as a spatial construct. O’Donnell is also Associate Professor (20 %) at The Art Academy at the University of Bergen (2018–). They retain an interest in curating as a spatial process and queer performative art practices.
• Marnie Slater
Marnie Slater is an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand. In her practice, she works with queer and feminist her/their/his/stories from personal and institutional archives to explore how we might challenge, resist and shift the ways in which the historical narratives of art and authorship are recorded and reproduced. Alongside her solo work, she is co-curator of Buenos Tiempos, Int. and a team member of Mothers & Daughters – A Lesbian and Trans Bar. She is currently teaching on the AdMa program at St Lucas School of Art, Antwerp, where she is also undertaking a research project on process tools for collaboration. Marnie is based in Brussels.
• Elvira Dyangani Ose
Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Previously, she was Director of The Showroom, London. She is affiliated to the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths and the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada. Previously, she served as Creative Time Senior Curator, Curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary art, and Curator International Art at Tate Modern. She recently joined Tate Modern Advisory Council.