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Johanna Gustavsson, Malin Arnell, Line S Karlström, Marit Östberg introduce Privilege Walk/Symposium. Photo: Elin Lundgren

Below you can read the invitation to Privilege Walk/Symposium – Feminist and intersectional aspects of contemporary art held at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, September 6-7, 2008. At the symposium 14 lecturers and workshop leaders took part together with over 100 visitors.

See documentation and slide show here >>

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The YES! Association proudly invites you to Privilege Walk/Symposium – Feminist and intersectional aspects on contemporary art, September 6-7 2008 Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden

With the symposium Privilege Walk we want to create space for a deepened discussion about feminist and intersectional aspects on contemporary art, the notion of quality, representation and art production as a politicized situation. The purpose of the symposium is to learn how power is maintained through interacting power structures and examine efficient ways of dismantling those power structures.

We have chosen the title Privilege Walk to indicate that we want to problematize and criticize our own privileges. We wish to discuss, examine and re-articulate concepts such as sisterhood, patriarchy and solidarity. Our aim with the symposium is to point out a future direction.

Lectures and workshops by:
Kuratorisk Aktion, Paula Mulinari, Angela Dimitrakaki, Vanja Hermele, Jeuno JE Kim, Victoria Kawesa, Malin Arnell, Mujeres Publicas, Ellen Nyman, Athena Farrokhzad.

The symposium is free of charge. The lectures, performance, film screening and film program is open to the public, no registration is needed.

The number of participants in the workshops is limited, therefore we ask you to register beforehand. Send an email to info@foreningenja.org with “Registration: workshop” as subject. Indicate first-, second- and third choice and your name and phone number. If you have registered participation in a workshop and are prevented from coming, please let us know so somebody else can take your place.

Here you will find the complete program and the participants’s short bios >>

Map and directions to Lilith Performance Studio

Café Banjo will be present and sell lunch, coffee and snacks during the entire weekend.

The official language during the symposium will be English, but nobody needs to be an expert on this language to participate, we will help each other with translations as we go along.

On Saturday evening at 7.30pm dinner, bar, DJ and world famous band – Fabulebbs & the Sensational Stage Dyke

We look forward to an interesting weekend with you!

Privilege Walk is kindly supported by Stadsbidrag för kvinnors organisering och jämställdhetsprojekt, IASPIS, Malmö Kulturnämnd and Skånes Bildningsförbund.

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Read about Privilege Walk/Symposium – Feminist and intersectional aspects of contemporary art in Sydsvenska Dagbladet (only in Swedish).

Manliga måttstockar, av Amanda Svensson, 9 september 2008

Att göra skillnad, av Carolina Söderholm, 18 september 2008

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