Crossing borders and other dividers in Western Europe and the British Isles

Kokoli, Alexandra M. ORCID: (2019) Crossing borders and other dividers in Western Europe and the British Isles. In: A Companion to Feminist Art. Robinson, Hilary and Buszek, Maria Elena, eds. Blackwell Companions to Art History . Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom, pp. 127-141. ISBN 9781118929155. [Book Section]

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The task of charting artistic practices informed and motivated by feminism in a designated geographical area may be approached in two seemingly opposed but actually interconnected ways: as a flawed premise that would be in need of dismantling were it not already deconstructed; or as a provocation to entertain its (im)possibilities by attempting to trace rhizomes of shared questions, perspectives and practices. Taking the latter, more positive option surprisingly leads back to the former: the search for common ground reveals vital links and dialogues beyond the European border in a centrifugal spin. This chapter begins with an instance of the fundamental dialogue between European and North American feminisms, proceeds through a consideration of the decentering of gender in feminist art practices, and ends with a multi-lingual performance by a Greek artist on Turkish soil, in which both boundaries and their watery dissolution are put into play.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > CREATE/Feminisms cluster
Item ID: 24618
Notes on copyright: © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Wiley-Blackwell in "A Companion to Feminist Art" available in final form at Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons.
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Depositing User: Alexandra Kokoli
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 20:09

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