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15 Jul 2008

n.paradoxa:international feminist art journal

volume 22, Incidental, July 2008


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n. p a r a d o x a: international feminist art journal
Volume 22: Incidental (July 2008)
The concept informing this volume was a reconsideration of events, people, actions or incidents marginal to history or temporary in nature, redeploying the idea of the incident or things typically considered peripheral to mainstream analysis.


Renate Buschmann 'When is 'the artist' a woman?':The conception and reception of the Künstlerinnen International 1877-1977'. This article analyses one of the earliest major international feminist art exhibition in Berlin and examines the political controversies within both feminist and art world circles in its reception.

Jennie Klein 'Spinning, Writing and Channeling: The work of Marilyn Arsem' an interview with this performance artist about her work in the last two decades.

Anna Alchuk 'The Gender Aspect in the work of Moscow Women Artists in the 1980s and 1990s'. This article is republished as a tribute to the artist/author who died in March because it is an important analysis of conceptualism amongst women artists in Moscow.

Geneviève Cloutier 'Spatial Narratives: Susan Hiller's From the Freud Museum and the Mechanisms of Narrativity' is an interpretation of the role of narrative in installation art.

Katie Cercone writes a short history of 'The New York Feminist Art Institute', based on the oral history project about this institute which operated as a school between 1979-1990.

Alba Braza 'Travelling the Circle of Life : An Interview with Ouka Leele' On the occasion of Ouka Leele's exhibition at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, this interview discusses with her, her attitudes to photography and her large scale performance event: Revive Cibeles.

Isabell Dahlberg 'Performance and Event: Four Performances in Malmo' discusses four performances organized by Lilith Performance Studio by Yingmei Duan, Jannicke Laker, Melati Suryodarmo and Saralunden.

Jordana Aamalia 'Mad, Bad Mothers and the Deviant Event: Catherine Bell and the Maternal Instinct' interprets the work and politics of this artist in relation to her series 'Making a Baby' and her explorations of the conflicts within motherhood.

HACK.Fem.EAST , a photo feature of works and projects featured in this exhibition at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin in May-June 2008.

manu Luksch 'From social fact to science fiction: the incident in the incidental'. An article looking again at her DVD Faceless, made from surveillance footage reclaimed through her rights under the data protection act in the UK.

Nadia Jackinsky 'Four Exhibits of Alaska Native Art: Women Artists Breaking Boundaries'
This article examines the contemporary art works of Erica Lord, Susie Silooks, Coral Chernoff and Sonya Kelliher-Combs.

Artist's pages/projects:
Tomoko Sawada Costume
Yve Lomax To Be an Example
Lena Simic Impossible Expectations and Everyday Interventions; A Document of Maternity Leave

This volume of n.paradoxa is supported by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York

In 11 years has published over 200 articles and interviews on the work of contemporary women artists in more than 45 countries in the world: developing a major archive of feminist art criticism, theory and analysis of feminist art practices by women artists today.

n.paradoxa is indexed in Art Bibliographies Modern; Art Index; Contemporary Culture Index and Wisconsin-Madison University Library Feminist Periodicals.
A comprehensive index to Volumes 1-21 is now available at This lists all authors, artists, and works covered in the last 10 years.

Next volume will appear in Jan 2009 on the theme of 'Activist Art'. n.paradoxa is published two times a year. Contributions from women writers about the work of contemporary women artists are welcomed.

Editor: Katy Deepwell Editorial Board: Renee Baert (Canada); Joanna Frueh (USA); Hagiwara Hiroko (Japan); Janis Jefferies (UK); Hilary Robinson (USA); Olabisi Silva (Nigeria/UK).

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