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Of Other Spaces: Book Launch
12th September at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree – £2
Resonating with the ethos of open dialogue and the experimentation of women artists’ collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, the book launch for Sternberg Press’s new title Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? will construct a dynamic, open, and collaborative arena that foregrounds ideas of resistance, collectivity, and self-organisation. Sophia Yadong Hao, the book’s editor, will talk with Caroline Gausden and Adele Patrick from GWL and the event will include performances from Laura Edbrook & Sarah Forrest and 12: Women Poets’ Collective.
Of Other Spaces: Book Launch, Thursday 12th September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, £2/Free
Highlighting the inherent seditiousness that animates feminist thinking, the book seeks out the lodestone of a volatile politics that calls for and instigates urgent alternatives to the cultural, political, and economic machineries of power that haunt this world.
Contributors to the book include seminal women thinkers, writers, and artists such as Anne Bean, Rose English, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Margaret Harrison, Susan Hiller, Amelia Jones, Mary Kelly, Linder, Kirsty Logan, Lynda Morris, Laura Mulvey, Annabel Nicolson, Adele Patrick, Georgina Starr, Marina Vishmidt, et al. Find out more about the project here.
“The book Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? commemorates and continues two events that brought together women’s voices in art and thought through an exhibition and a symposium. Radical time and radical space meet here. Citing the spirit of feminist collectives in the 1970s, the 12-Hour Action Group International Symposium celebrated a fluid, shifting, and nonchronological present tense that could engage with the public space of exhibition making as a site for critical inquiry and political contestation. This collection of ideas makes an invaluable contribution to feminist aesthetics while also documenting important but ephemeral moments of performance and dialogue between women. – Laura Mulvey
“I would say, without doubt, ‘Of Other Spaces’ was the most important exhibition of art informed by feminism that I have participated in since the 1980s. Thoughtfully curated with a focus on women artists in the UK, who were also activists in the 1970s, the exhibition traced the reappearance of the past in the present in a way I found extremely timely.” – Mary Kelly
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Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.