Is This Rosa Luxemburg or Is It Art? Revolutionary Memory and Feminist Struggle Today
The lecture considers the political and affective need for an exchange between 21st-century feminism and a revolutionary past that is violated, excised, and undermined: that of female socialist leaders and intellectuals.
With an emphasis on Sanja Ivekovic’s work on/with Rosa Luxemburg the analysis will raise broader issues pertaining to the potential of feminism as revolution today.
Dr Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Her academic research focuses on feminist and Marxist methodologies in art history; globalisation and biopolitics; art and culture in post-1989 Europe; contemporary democracy and fascism.
Dimitrakaki currently works on two books forthcoming in 2017: Feminism, Art, Capitalism, on the potential and contradictions of feminist politics in art practice and theory today; and The Economic Subjects of Contemporary Art, on artists and curators’ increased emphasis on economic relations since 1989 in an effort to contribute to a trans-disciplinary understanding of art’s complex links with socio-economic processes.