PERSONA Magazine Launch and Reading Group Meeting

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Reading group meeting, 3–6pm.
Launch event, 6.30–8.30pm

Both free, no booking required

PERSONA is the second magazine in a series in response to a series of meetings of female artists entitled ‘A conversation to know if there is a conversation to be had’ held in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and London in 2010-11. The first journal LABOUR, addressed the question of women’s work, and used the lens of the feminist critique of unpaid labour to look at the contemporary condition of the artist. PERSONA as a jumping-off point looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist, and in an expansive manner encompasses discussions on embarrassment, refusal, interiority and identification.

The reading group meeting will consist of a discussion of ‘The Dialectics of Sex, a Case for Feminist Revolution’ by Shulamith Firestone, with Melissa Gordon, Ciara Phillips and Marina Vishmidt. Download the reading material here

PERSONA Magazine launch event will consist of presentations by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt.

This is an event to accompany Ciara Phillips: Workshop (2010 – ongoing)

Magazine Contents:

A new tale in the exploits of Gina Ashcraft.

Personal Press: An Initial Report on the Hogarth Press by Isla Leaver-Yap.

In Friendship: A discussion about the radical potential of friendship between Celine Condorelli and Avery Gordon.

A letter to Marisa Merz by Jen Liu.

The Desire to Desire is Also a Desire, an interview between Josephine Pryde and Sabeth Buchmann.

Short Stories by Audrey Reynolds.

Eau de Cologne

Rita McBride

Marie Lund

The 32 Things You Need To Know About Embarrassment and Frau Mit Viel Zeit: two pieces by Eva Kenny.

Alison J Carr interviews Chris Kraus.

Karolin Meunier on Someone Else.

Drop Outs: Slackers, sociopaths and social workers, a conversation between Marina Vishmidt and Melissa Gordon on the drop out.

Nadia Hebson on Winifred Knights.

Three Embarrassing Things by Daria Martin.

A Motivated History by Sue Tate.

An excerpt of ‘The Tyrranny of Structurelessness’ by Jo Freeman.

And a memorial to ‘Shulamith Firestone’ by Elisabeth Subrin.


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