Sex, Gender and Race: Addressing the Politics of Women’s Art

Sex, Gender and Race- Addressing the Politics of Women's ArtA two day event consisting of a day symposium of invited speakers at Chelsea College of Art and Design on 5th October 2013 followed by a day event at the 198 Gallery Contemporary Arts and Learning on Saturday, 12th October 2013 which addresses the current exhibition of work by Ope Lori: I Want Me Some Brown Sugar.

The Symposium at Chelsea College of Art and Design aims to create a dialogue around the demands of feminist politics through the intersections of sexuality, gender and race within the visual arts. It seeks to explore how and why these issues, as part of feminist theory since the late 1960’s, are still urgent in contemporary art practices and theories of representation and to ask what are the political strategies for interventions in cultural interpellations today.

The symposium will be followed by a day of events at the 198 Gallery Contemporary Arts and Learning which will explore the work of the exhibition of work by Ope Lori: I Want Me Some Brown Sugar curated by Maria Kheirkhah. Lori will lead a discussion of her work which will be followed by a ‘Long Table’ discussion by invited artists and academics who will respond to Lori’s work by considering the intersections of race, class, gender and sexual difference as intertwined pathologies.

Speakers include: Dr. Mo Throp, Campbell X, Nana Adusei-Poku, Dr. Roshini Kempadoo, Maria Kheirkhah.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lez Henry
Respondant: Dr. Maria Walsh

This event is supported by the CCW Graduate School, TrAIN Research Centre and the Arts Council of England