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Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer

McAra, Catriona (2013) Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer. In: Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer, curated by Catriona McAra, hosted by Danielle Arnaud with contributions from Samantha Sweeting and Tessa Farmer, Friday 7 June 2013, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, 123 Kennington Road, London. (Unpublished)

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In honour of the American fairy tale writer Kate Bernheimer and in response to her renowned collection 'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall' (1998), Conteuses invites you to an evening of collective discussion, collaboration and celebration. As we have learned from such critical Scheherazades as Bernheimer, Marina Warner (1994), Cristina Bacchilega (1999) and Elizabeth Wanning Harries (2001), the late seventeenth century gave rise to a trend of aristocratic female storytellers or conteuses, a tendency reflected in late twentieth century art and literature. But what has the early twenty-first century inherited and what constitutes feminist practice today? Is the prefix 'woman' writer/artist unnecessary or does it still have a role to play in fairy tale telling, writing and making? How does it overcome cliché? Following in the glass footsteps of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt, Kiki Smith, Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington, among many others, we encounter a new generation of uncompromisingly subversive and achingly beautiful practice. This research-through-practice forum aims to explore notions of embodied storytelling by contemporary tellers of tales in a variety of media (including literature, sculpture and performance). Conteuses assembles a new generation of female voices in the hope of conjuring innovative connections and fostering intimate dialogues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Public Lecture)
Curator of an exhibitionArnaud, DanielleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
T Technology > TR Photography
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Depositing User: Catriona Mcara
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 16:39
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 22:21


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