(binders full of) women artists @ FEM COVEN, Apr 16

15 April 2015

The Berlin feminist collective FEM COVEN is doing another monthly discussion series, this time focusing on women in visual artists, taking place at a Berlin residence on Sonnenallee tomorrow, April 16 from 8pm.

The collective, now in its second year, has been holding the discussion series on a weekly and bi-weekly basis since January 2014, and launched their bi-weekly Berlin Community Radio program HYSTEREO last summer. What started as a group of friends meeting to discuss theory and literature has since expanded to a 400-plus member group with a core team and an expanding program of projects, including political campaigns to help refugee women, creative literary and visual projects, and upcoming events.

The collective’s meetings take place bi-weekly, with one session a month dedicated to an open working group that tackles some of the political and creative projects and one session a month dedicated to a public discussion group on a chosen topic. April’s discussion group focuses on women (women-identified, non-binary) in visual arts.

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Gender Troublers: FEMEA @ UdK, Feb 6

6 February 2015

Artist Annie Goh‘s Universität der Kunst (UdK) seminarGender Troublers, brings a one-day festival to the Berlin university, titled FEMEA: Feminism, Experimental Media & Electronic Arts and taking place today, February 6.

Kicking off at 2pm, FEMEA begins with an exhibition opening of the students’ work, followed by a workshop titled ‘Pompoir – pump up your va g g!’ with Monai­ de Paula, and a series of project presentations by student artists, including ‘Mirror Discourse’ with Eleanor Aylett-Jones, ‘Nip Slip’ with Claire van der Mee and ‘The First Woman’ with Daniela Zorrozua.

At 5:30pm, the Berlin-based feminist collective, Fem Coven, takes the stage. It opens with writer and curator Göksu Kunak‘s presentation of her paper, ‘From Madonna to Transformella: The Burden of (re)Production’, and artist Nine Yamamoto-Masson‘s talk about ‘New Canons – Rallying Against the Erasure of Wartime Sexual Violence in the “Comfort Women” Issue in Asia’. This is followed by an introduction to collective and its Berlin Community Radio show, HYSTEREO, and a talk with aqnb‘s Eva Folks (Evanna Folkenfolk) on ‘The Invisible Woman: Female Sexuality in History’ and Nicole Leaver on ‘The Left Side of Feminism: Marxism and Socialism in Feminist Theory’.

The festival wraps up with a concert by Ellen Arkbro, a lecture performance by Mysti titled ‘You, My Communion Wafer, a ‘QUEEZ – FEMEA’ Pub Quiz, and, of course, some good tunes.

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