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.

  • Radicalizing Care

    Radicalizing Care

    Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating

    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.

    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.

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