WAS (Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies): Towards a Global History of All-Women Exhibitions
Prof. Catherine Dossin (Purdue U)
|Date||Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Location||SFB 1199 | Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6-10 | 5th floor | 04109 Leipzig|
With her talk “WAS (Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies): Towards a Global History of All-Women Exhibitions“ Catherine Dossin will present a new project, which she launched in 2017, as a collaboration between Artl@s and the Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions (AWARE). AWARE is a non-profit organization, co-founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau (the former curator of Beaubourg who did Elles@Pompidou), to restore the presence of 20th-century women artists in the history of art. Combining AWARE’s ambitions and Artl@s’s methods and tools they decided to launch a research project on group exhibitions of women artists – WAS or Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies. The aim is to write a global history of all-women exhibitions since the 19th century – a certainly ambitious project, and one that well connects to a number of our considerations.
Prof. Catherine Dossin (Purdue University, Indiana, USA)
Associate Professor in Art History, Catherine Dossin has published innovative contributions investigating cultural transfers, geopolitics of the art world, exhibition history, and the history of art history. Not only interested in relation between politics and arts but also in the study of artistic circulations and the geography of art, she is a founding member and Vice Director of Artl@s (https://artlas.huma-num.fr/en/?lang=en). This project develops and publishes a worldwide database of exhibition catalogues from the 19th to the 20th century. With its cartographic and analytic tools, the database aims at decentering sources, perspectives, and narratives, as well as building bridges between artistic geographies.
Source and further information: Purdue University, https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool/ad/directory/?p=Catherine_Dossin (04 February 2019).