Vivienne Binns: Vag dens, 1967

Talk: Catriona Moore at “Backflip!”

‘Humour in feminist Art ‘ VCA Auditorium Catriona Moore, 9 May, 2013 (in conjunction with ‘Backflip!’ exhibition, VCA Gallery (Curator: Laura Castignani) * nb slide titles refer to PowerPoint images. When Laura asked me to help contextualize Backflip! Historically, and to choose a form of feminist humour; stumped. Dry wit, droll wordplay, and elegant parodic…

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Review: Backflip: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art

Backflip: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, April-May 2013 Catriona Moore Published courtesy of Eyeline #80, 2014, pp.106-107  When considering the stereotyped oxymoron ‘Feminism and Humour’ before approaching this show, I was initially stumped. After despondently trawling Google for ‘feminist jokes’ (‘Q: What do you call a blonde flying a plane? A: A pilot,…

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Feminist aesthetics, then and now

‘The more things change….’ Feminist aesthetics, then and now Catriona Moore (for Artlink, 2013 in press) Forty years ago artists and scholars first tentatively asked, ‘Is there a feminine sensibility?’ Recent all-woman shows allow us to review feminist aesthetic speculations, and a swift backwards glance over the ‘herstory’ of such curatorial laboratories highlights shifts and continuities.…