Institut für Kunstwissenschaften, Kunstpädagogik und Kunstvermittlung, Kunsttheorie
Patriarchal capitalism works to colonize women and nature. Ecofeminism is a strategy sparked by women to unite worldwide to protect each other and the environment from violence and exploitation.
We will examine society’s relationship to nature and women, reading a variety of texts from various disciplines. Our goal is not only to understand the destructive mechanisms that face women and the natural world, but to also develop approaches that can lead to a new inclusive humanism that can slow or reverse the death of planet Earth and the death of women which is rapidly moving forward in the name of “progress”.
We will also look at artists who are working with feminism and ecology in mind, to better comprehend how ecofeminist concerns can be incorporated into artistic production.
Wie hat sich das moderne Europa visuell selbst dargestellt und definiert? Neben ihrer Bildhaftigkeit haben Darstellungen Europas Sehgewohnheiten bedingt, Rezeptionsmuster geformt, Interpretationsmodelle vermittelt und ästhetische Normen etabliert, die ihrerseits ihre eigene Realität erzeugten. Über ein Verständnis der Funktion dieser Mechanismen, werden Einsichten darüber gewonnen, wie Europa in der heutigen Welt wahrgenommen wird.
Continue reading “Understanding Europe Through Images”
Dr. Renée Gadsden is now a lecturer at the Vienna Applied Human Rights Master program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She is teaching “Introduction to Art History” and “Diversity of Arts and Culture”.
The alleged goal of the course “Political Theory as Art Theory” was to examine both political and art theory texts in order to question the notion that there is a metaphysical distinction between politics and art. Continue reading “Don’t Mention Felix”
On October 7, 2015 Prof. Dr. Angela Davis held a rap session with Dr. Renée Gadsden at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as a guest of the Department of Art Theory. Continue reading “Art & Life: Angela Davis – Rap Session”
On October 25, 2016 Associate Professor Edgar Arceneaux (University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design) held a rap session with Dr. Renée Gadsden at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as a guest of the Department of Art Theory. The event was part of the 21er Haus presentation of Edgar Arceneaux LIVE N’ ACTION. Continue reading “Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session”
The majority of people on planet Earth are women, the majority of people have a brownish, reddish, or yellowish skin color. Yet, to appearances, the “white man rules the world.” Continue reading “Critical Whiteness, Masculinity Studies And The New Paradigms”