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1 June 2017

‘Materializing a Transversal Politics in and of Art’

Presented By Marsha Meskimmon, part of the Art History and Visual Culture Research Seminars 2016/17

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This paper explores the potential of art to materialize a transversal politics - a non-binary, intersectional politics of difference that moves beyond both normative universalism and essentialist identitarian positions. Developed through close readings of a series of contemporary artworks, the paper proposes that art does more than ‘represent’ politics, and argues for exploring art as an active mode of experimental world-making, or a form of corporeal-materialist Gedankenexperiment.

This event is part of the Art History and Visual Culture seminar series 2016-17‌.

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