Contemporary Photography and Feminism with Carmen Winant

Contemporary Photography and Feminism with Carmen Winant

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Friday, 19 June 2020
Milan 6pm / London 5pm / NYC 12 noon / Los Angeles 9am / Shanghai 12 midnight
2-hour Masterclass
Live on Zoom

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Artist and writer Carmen Winant will deliver a masterclass on the nexus of feminism and contemporary photography. Contending in her own work with the potential of images to celebrate and problematize the terms of women’s liberation, Winant will ask: what is the shape of contemporary feminism? In what ways can photography act in service of and complicate its (sometimes contradictory) 21st-century mission? By looking closely at writers like Sara Ahmed, bell hooks, and Tithi Bhattacharya, as well as photographers including Justine Kurland, Cauleen Smith, A.L. Steiner, Erin Jane Nelson and Nicole Miller, Winant will discuss her own evolving feminism, and propose strategies for giving consciousness physical form.

Carmen Winant is the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Winant collects found photographs, which she uses tolook closely at feminist modes of survival, revolt, and innermost feeling. Her books include Notes on Fundamental Joy (Printed Matter, 2019), My Birth (Image Text Ithaca Press and SPBH Editions, 2018), and My Life as a Man (Horses Think Press, 2015); her recent projects have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Center, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Wexner Center of the Arts.

She lives in Columbus, OH, with her partner Luke Stettner and her two and four-year-old sons, Rafa and Carlo.

This class will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device prior to the program start time. We recommend participants download the Zoom app on their device prior to the program.

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