Course: The Feminist Gaze

From: Saturday, 07 May 2022

To: Sunday, 08 May 2022

Feminist perspectives in artistic productions and theories of art

Participants: Txaro Arrazola, Ivana Bago, Ana Daučíková, Rocío de la Villa, Helen Gorrill, Luisa Posada Kubissa, Elena Roseras

Co-directed by Xabier Arakistain and Lourdes Méndez.

Artium Museoa, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country is organising the 14th edition of the course Feminist Perspectives in Artistic Productions and Theories of Art. Each year, the course brings together speakers from various countries, disciplines and generations to analyse or intervene in the field of art from feminist perspectives. Aiming to denounce and combat discrimination, oppression and exploitation of women, these perspectives maintain that the category of sex structures the social, the gaze, language, art, its field and its institutions by combining aesthetic and political dimensions. Feminist perspectives also analyse male and female artists within the social relationship framework of sex, ethnicity and class existing in societies in which they live and, in doing so, reveal the reasons for the unequal recognition achieved by female artists and their works in the field of art.

The course provides an overview to a broad audience of the main contributions of feminist artists and art theorists by focusing on the theoretical and political issues that need to be addressed today in order to continue developing and disseminating art and knowledge that are free from androcentric and ethnocentric biases.  

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2022
You have to register beforehand to attend by sending an email to and providing your full name and contact telephone number.
Free entry until full capacity is reached.

2022 course programme preview

Saturday 7 May
10.30 am Handing out of material
Opening remarks: Beatriz Herráez. Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country 
Course presentation: Xabier Arakistain and Lourdes Méndez. Co-directors of the course
11 am Opening talk: Luisa Posada Kubissa. Philosopher. Complutense University of Madrid 
12.30 pm Break
1 pm Talk by Txaro Arrazola. Artist. Lecturer in the Fine Arts Faculty at EHU/UPV
2.30 pm Break
4.30 pm Talk by Ivana Bago. Freelance curator and writer based in Zagreb. Co-founder of Delve | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables
6 pm Break
6.30 pm Talk by Helen Gorrill. Lecturer in contemporary art practice and Chair of InGEAR* at DJCAD, University of Dundee (*Intersectional Gender Equality in the Arts Research)
8 pm End of the day

Sunday 8 May
10 am Talk by Rocío de la Villa. Lecturer in Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts. Autonomous University of Madrid. UAM
11.30 am Break
12 pm Presentation of the Research and Documentation Centre for Basque Women Artists. Elena Roseras. Head of Library and Documentation Department. Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country, Artium Museum
1.30 pm Break
3.30 pm Closing talk:  Anna Daučíková. Artist. Not Belonging To and In Solidarity With exhibition at Artium Museum
5 pm End of the course

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