Emily Draicchio – Ambiguous Categories: Strategic Essentialism in Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Series

Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) was a crucial figure in the development and continuous transformation of feminist art in the 1970s and onwards. Mendieta challenged the male-dominant view of contemporary art by incorporating feminist ideals through what she defined as “earth-body” art (Viso 11). Earth-body art is best exemplified by her Silueta series (translating to silhouettes) completed […]

The Body as Costume; ORLAN’s “Omniprésence” and the Standard of Taste – Taylor Neal

Orlan is both fascinating and dreadful[1]. This seems to be the consensus among spectators and discourse regarding the French artist Mireille Suzanne Francette Porte, who has made a name for herself as a performance artist and feminist icon since the early 1970s under the name Saint Orlan, claimed by the artist in 1971. With her […]

“Ceci n’est pas un viol” – Ornella Begalli

Ornella Begalli is originally from Verona, Italy and is currently doing her Msc in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Edinburgh. She did her BA in English Literature and German at the University of Verona with one year exchange at the University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation focused on the influences of Post-Impressionism and […]

La Mécanique des femmes, Louis Calaferte / Sade – Chloé Schwab

Un texte écrit par Chloé Schwab (MA Littérature française et comparée, Paris) qui reflète sa lecture du roman La Mécaniques de femmes par Louis Calaferte. L’approche de Chloé est aussi soutenue par sa recherche personnelle sur l’oeuvre le Marquis de Sade. A text written by Chloé Schwab (MA Littérature française et comparée, Paris) who reflects on her […]