Conference: Fast Forward! Women in European Art, 1970-Present

  • Date
    Wednesday 17. November
  • Time
    Kl. 08:45
  • Place
    Concert Hall + Boat House
  • Price
    DKK 250-400

The research project Feminist Emergency: Women Artists in Denmark, 1900-1960 at the University of Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum invite art historians, curators, critics, and artists to propose papers for a two-day exchange of research, dialogue, and debate. Fast Forward! will take up the topic of gender and feminism in European art, from the 1970s to the present, with a special focus on the Nordic countries.


  • Wednesday 17 November

    • 8:45-9:15 Registration and coffee
    • 9:15-9:45 Welcome: Poul Erik Tøjner (Director, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art)
      Opening remarks: Kerry Greaves (University of Copenhagen)
    • 9:45-10:30 Opening keynote: Tania Ørum (University of Copenhagen): “The Danish Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s” (Q&A, 15 mins, moderator: Kerry Greaves)
      • Malene Vest Hansen (University of Copenhagen) (15 mins)
      • Birgitte Anderberg (Statens Museum for Kunst) (15 mins)
      • Screening of The Executioner (35 minutes)
      • Ursula Reuter Christiansen (artist) in conversation with Mai Dengsøe (curator) (20 mins)
      • Q&A (20 mins)
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch in Bådehuset + exhibition tours
    • 13:30-15:10 Session 2: PIA ARKE & NORDIC COLONIALISM
      • Anders Kold (Louisiana) in conversation with Kuratorisk Aktion (independent curators) (20 mins)
      • Line Ellegaard (University of Copenhagen) (15 mins): “How to Practice Listening: Kuratorisk Aktion and Transnational Feminist Solidarity”
      • Nina Cramer and Aaiún Nin in conversation (University of Copenhagen) (20 mins): “Mobilizing Abstraction”
      • Jessie Kleemann (artist) (20 mins)
      • Q&A (20 mins, moderator: Mathias Danbolt)
    • 15:10-15:40 Coffee break in Bådehuset
    • 15:40-17:05 Session 3: NEW, ALTER HISTORIES
      • Sofia Gotti (University of Cambridge) (15 mins): “Rebel Archives: An Experiment in Institutionalization”
      • Zsofi Valyi-Nagy (University of Chicago) (15 mins): “Herstory or Mine? Writing Feminist Histories of Art with Self-Mythologies in Mind”
      • Ahu Antmen (Sabancı University) (15 mins): “Discovering Feminism and Contemporaneity in Turkish Art of the 1970s”
      • Laura Bruni (Tate) (15 mins): Eco-feminism: “Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art in the UK”
      • Q&A (20 mins, moderator: Jenevive Nykolak)
    • 17:15-18:00 Keynote: Maura Reilly (Arizona State University):
      (Q&A, 15 mins)
    • 18:00-19:00 Exhibition visits/tours
    • 19:00-21:00 Conference dinner in Bådehuset for speakers
  • Thursday 18 November

    • 9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee
    • 9:30-10:15 Keynote: Angela Dimitrakaki (University of Edinburgh): (Q&A, 15 mins)
    • 10:20-11:50 Session 4: MIGRATION, POLITICS, AND ACTIVISM
      • Anne Ring Petersen (University of Copenhagen) (15 mins): “Feminist Transversal Politics through Art in Public Space: Notes on Three Future-Oriented Art Projects in Copenhagen”
      • Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (artist and independent researcher) (15 mins)
      • Kristian Handberg (University of Copenhagen) (15 mins): “Touring Feminist Realism in Actually Existing Socialism – Following Dea Trier Mørch across the Iron Curtain”
      • Jane Jin Kaisen (artist, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts) (20 mins)
      • Q&A (20 mins)
    • 11:50-12:50 Lunch in Bådehuset + exhibition tours
      • Carola Grahn (artist) (20 mins): A Reading from The Journey
      • Amy Tobin (University of Cambridge) (15 mins): “Speaking Bitterness, or How to Raise Feminist Consciousness”
      • Mathias Danbolt (University of Copenhagen) in conversation with Henriette Heise (artist) (20 minutes): “The Politics of Invisibility”
      • Liisa-Rávná Finbog (Artist) (20 mins): “The Silencing of Sámi Women and their Objects of Knowledge”
      • Q&A (20 mins, moderator: Jenevive Nykolak)
    • 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
    • 15:00-16:25 Session 6: FEMINISM & INTER/MEDIA EXPERIMENTS
      • Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen and Sigrun Åsebø: (Norwegian University of Science of Technology & University of Bergen) (15 mins): “To Know the Future is to Know the Past. The Re-Invention of Textile Art in Norwegian Feminist Art of the 1970s”
      • Marika Kuźmicz (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw) (15 mins): “Forgotten Herstory of Fragile Medium: Video Women Artists in Early Years”
      • Caitlin Woolsey (Williams College) (15 mins): “‘It’s so touchy’: Christina Kubisch and the Sound of Emergency c. 1975”
      • Janna Schoenberger (Amsterdam University College) (15 mins): “Dolle Mina: Reimagining Ludic Art as Feminist Activism
      • Q&A (20 mins, moderator: Birgitte Thorsen Vilslev)
    • 16:30-17:15 Keynote: Amelia Jones (University of Southern California)
      (Q&A, 15 mins, moderator: Kerry Greaves)
    • 17:15-17:30 Brief closing remarks: Kerry Greaves (University of Copenhagen)
    • 19:00-21:00 Drinks and curatorial tour of After the Silence, Women of Art Speak Out with Birgitte Anderberg at Statens Museum for Kunst (for speakers)

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Pia Arke used her dual ethnicity in Greenland and Denmark as a point of departure for her powerful and poetic work, that delves into Danish colonial history and her own personal journey.