The Feminist Art Seminars with Katy Deepwell were a collaboration between ICA and n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, between 26 January and 18 May, 2011.
What are the pressing questions in thinking about feminist aesthetics today? Rita Felski argued in 1989 that feminism doesn’t need a singular aesthetic but a plural aesthetics but that it should also move beyond aesthetics. The framing of an agenda in feminist aesthetics has also been criticised as dominated by liberal feminisms (Lisa Ryan Musgrave, 2003). How have feminist debates in the intervening years between these two positions developed around the question of aesthetics in relation to ethics, questions in postmodern aesthetics, and different feminist engagements within (30 years of) post-structuralist thought on the question of aesthetics and politics in new visions of social democracy and political engagement?
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