Reading Group

(Intersectional) Feminisms and Intimacy

Connected within that Light: Reading/Theory Group Series with Kathy-Ann Tan

This reading group series is entitled (Intersectional) Feminisms and Intimacy. In this first session we will collaboratively read and discuss texts by Audre Lorde.

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Registration has reached capacity for this session and is now closed.

We will begin by dwelling on Audre Lorde’s words. Lorde speaks truth to power when she expresses how the lived experiences of BIPoC women* differ from those of white women. In this session, we will look at how art reflects and addresses this reality while examining how it also challenges the intersectionality of oppression against queer BIPoC communities around the world. We will be putting Carrie Mae Weems’ The Kitchen Table Series (1990) and Lorna Simpson’s Interiors (2009) in conversation with Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases (2006–2014) and Of Love and Loss (2014).

Audre Lorde, Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference (from Sister Outsider, 1984)
Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power (from Sister Outsider, 1984)

The sessions will be led in English but discussion in German is welcomed. Texts will be circulated in advance after registration closes.

These three sessions continue the Connected within that Light: Reading/Theory Group Series at the Gropius Bau that loosely accompanies and augments the institution’s exhibition programme in 2020 and 2021. Sessions are facilitated by Berlin-based independent curator, writer and scholar Kathy-Ann Tan.

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