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COLLECTIVES | Unit Gallery | December 2022

Collectives and Collecting; Exploring Radical Female Joy

In September 1972, A.I.R, the first not-for-profit, artist-directed gallery for women artists in the United States opened its doors. Fifty years later we reflect on women artists' collectives, kinships and feminist networks as part of the Exploring Radical Female Joy programme.

Join project curator Dr Catherine McCormack in conversation with Elli Jason Foster, Director of Gillian Jason Gallery, Rachel Warriner, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Alumni Association Institute of Art and artists Adelaide Damoah and Roxana Halls, both co-founders of the Infems | Intersectional Feminist Art Collective.

Exploring Radical Female Joy is a twelve-month programme of talks, performances, interviews and events devoted to exploring the (in)visibility of female pleasure and joy and how it can be reframed as a radical gesture of feminist resistance and emancipation. Recent highlights include interviews with artist Vinca Petersen on dance, rave culture and joy; a screening of Tia-Monique Uzor’s film on black women’s dance and movement; and web interviews with artists Hillary Harkness and Sophia Wallace on erotic female joy. Future instalments include a film made with Harriet Loffler, curator of the Women’s Art Collection at Murray Edwards College University of Cambridge.


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