- 2 October 2019
- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- 18.00–19.30 Paper and Q&A
19.30–20.00 Drinks and Nibbles
All are welcome! However, places are limited, so please do book a free ticket.
- Paul Mellon Centre
Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, main gate, c.1983. Photograph by Sigrid Møller, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; slides scanned by Holger Terp, June 2006.
About the speaker
Dr. Alexandra Kokoli is a senior lecturer in visual culture at Middlesex University London and a research associate at VIAD, University of Johannesburg. An art historian and theorist originally trained in comparative literature, Kokoli researches the aesthetic mobilisation of discomfort to political ends, focusing on art practices informed by and committed to feminism, the fraught but fertile relationship between feminism and psychoanalysis, mourning and shame. She curated Burnt Breakfast and other works by Su Richardson (Goldsmiths, 2012) and, with Basia Sliwinska, Home Strike (l'étrangère, 2018), and has published widely on feminism, art and visual culture in journals including Art Journal, Women and Performance, n.paradoxa, Performance Research, Oxford Art Journal and Hypatia. Her books include The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice (2016) and, as editor, Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference (2008) and The Provisional Texture of Reality: Selected Talks and Texts by Susan Hiller, 1977-2007 (2008). Kokoli is a Paul Mellon mid-career fellow (2019), for her research into the legacies of the women's peace camp at Greenham Common and, more broadly, the aesthetics and politics of feminist anti-nuclear activism.