Radicalizing Care

From Sternberg Press / Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Radicalizing Care

Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating

Edited by Elke Krasny, Sophie Lingg, Lena Fritsch, Birgit Bosold and Vera Hofmann

Essays, practice-informed case studies, and manifestos offer insights into what happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Summary

Essays, practice-informed case studies, and manifestos offer insights into what happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice.

What happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice? What happens when the notion of care based on the politics of relatedness, interdependence, reciprocity, and response-ability informs the practices of curating? Delivered through critical theoretical essays, practice-informed case studies, and manifestos, the essays in this book offer insights from diverse contexts and geographies.

These texts examine a year-long program dedicated to women, lesbians, and people of non-binary, trans, and inter experience at Schwules Museum Berlin; the formation of the Queer Trans Intersex People of Colour Narratives Collective in Brighton; Métis Kitchen Table Talks, organized around indigenous knowledge practices in Canada; complex navigations of motherhood and censorship in China; the rethinking of institutions together with First Nations artists in Melbourne; the reanimation of collectivity in immigrant and diasporic contexts in welfare state spaces in Vienna and Stockholm; struggles against Japanese vagina censorship; and an imagined museum of care for Rojava. Strategies include cripping and decolonizing as well as emergent forms of digital caring labor, including curating, hacking, and organizing online drag parties for pandemic times.

Contributors

Nataša Bachelez-Petrešin, Edna Bonhomme, Birgit Bosold, Imayna Caceres, Pêdra Costa, COVEN BERLIN, Nika Dubrovsky, Lena Fritsch, Vanessa Gravenor, Julia Hartmann, Hitomi Hasegawa, Vera Hofmann, Hana Janečková, k\are: Agnieszka Habraschka and Mia von Matt, Gilly Karjevsky, Elke Krasny, Chantal Küng, Sophie Lingg, Claudia Lomoschitz, Cathy Mattes, Elizaveta Mhaili, Jelena Micić, Carlota Mir, Fabio Otti, Ven Paldrano, Nina Prader, Lesia Prokopenko, Patricia J. Reis, Elif Sarican, Rosario Talevi, Amelia Wallin, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Stefanie Wuschitz.

Paperback

$27.00 T ISBN: 9783956795909 296 pp. | 6.5 in x 8.5 in 43 color illus.

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Editors

Elke Krasny

Elke Krasny is Professor for Art and Education and Head of the Department of Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and coeditor of Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet (MIT Press).

Sophie Lingg

Sophie Lingg lives and works in Vienna. As a freelance curator she initiates collaborative exhibition projects, develops and implements educational formats and is involved in collaborative artistic projects and exhibitions.

Lena Fritsch

Lena Fritsch is a curator, artist, carpenter and art educator. She works at the Department for Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Birgit Bosold

Birgit Bosold has been a member of the board of the Schwules Museum since 2006, where she directed such prominent projects as the major exhibition Homosexuality_ies (2015). Together with Vera Hofmann, she was project director for the Year of Women.

Vera Hofmann

Vera Hofmann is an artist and freelance photographer based in Berlin.