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Nadia Hebson: The Reading Circle

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Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Dorich House Museum, Kingston Vale, London SW15 3RN
Price: free
Speaker(s): Nadia Hebson

Nadia Hebson: The Reading Circle

As part of her 2020 Studio Residency, Nadia Hebson is hosting a series of reading groups at Dorich House Museum, in the spirit of the salons sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare reputedly hosted in their former studio home.

The Reading Circle is an opportunity to read selected texts in company, with the proposal that we consider the emergence of the subjective female voice in relation to writing, visual art and the ever expanding field of artistic recuperation. How can we pay close attention to previously inaudible or less visible practices? What happens when we share our understandings and readings of elder peers, mentors or imagined confidantes work, especially if we find their perspectives challenging, complex or provocative?

For our first meeting you are invited to read a manifesto authored by Italian Feminist Collective, Rivolta Femminile written in 1971, On Women's Refusal to Celebrate Male Creativity and Woman's Reappearance: rethinking the archive in contemporary art -feminist perspectives by Giovanna Zapperi, published in Feminist Review no.105, 2013. In subsequent meetings we will explore writing by Dora Gordine, Natasha Soobramanien and Kate Briggs. If you have texts you would like to read in company you are welcome to suggest these as alternatives.

Working together to share our understanding and responses to the writing selected, you are always welcome to come along even if you haven't read the texts.

Places are limited for this event, RSVP is essential via the booking link to Eventbrite.

The second meeting of the series is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 18 April, with further dates to be announced


Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Audrey Thomas-Hayes
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5515


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