AUTUMN WORKSHOP: WOMEN WRITING ART, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Friday, 20. December 2019

Over the past hundred years, women have approached writing on art in innovative and formally ingenious ways. And yet the work of male writers still dominates anthologies of twentieth and twenty first century Art Criticism and Art History.
This day of reading, writing and discussion will centre on a series of key female writers whose work dissolves the boundaries between poetic, creative, critical, experimental and literary approaches to writing about art. From Susan Sontag to Siri Hustvedt, Gertrude Stein to Anne Carson, Guerrilla Girls to the White **** we’ll be looking at what we can learn from these women’s work. What makes their contribution to writing on art so vital? How do their verbal renditions of works of visual art change our perceptions of art itself? And how might their influence change how we go about our writing on art?
 Before the session you will be asked to: 
Send in an essay, article or excerpt of writing that you really admire by a female writer (preferably on a single artwork or body of work) 2 weeks before the event.
Be sent short readings 2 weeks before the event. Please read these before the workshop to aid group discussion and to help develop your ideas about possible approaches to writing about art.
Lizzie Lloyd is a writer and translator, and lectures in Fine Art and Art / Visual Culture at University of the West of England. Her writing is included in multiple exhibition catalogues appearing alongside shows in Exeter Phoenix, Hestercombe Gallery, UH Gallery, and Bridport Museum and she contributes to a range of magazines and journals including Art Monthly, Art Review, and artnet among many others. She was writer-in-residence at Arnolfini Gallery in 2016 and in Plymouth in 2017.  Her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Art Writing and Subjectivity: Towards a Poetic Art History'  was completed in 2018 at University of Bristol. 

Ticket price includes lunch in the Roth Bar & Grill.


You are invited to choose from Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian options. Please specify when purchasing ticket.
Vanilla yogurt panna cotta, seasonal fruit
You are welcome to order drinks from your waiter - these will be charged as taken.


Friday, 20. December 2019, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, AUTUMN WORKSHOP: WOMEN WRITING ART

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