Ecofeminisms – TFAP@CAA 2021 Day(s) of Panels

TFAP@CAA 2021 Day(s) of Panels will be a two-day virtual symposium on Ecofeminisms that explores the intersection between feminism, the visual arts, and the environment to help us make sense of the fraught relationship between contemporary humans and the earth and to ponder ways forward. Convener: Tatiana Flores (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey); Symposium Chairs: Ana María Reyes (Boston University), Laura Anderson Barbata (FONCA, México and LACIS, University of Wisconsin, Madison); with presentations by Nicole Awai, Diane Burko, micha cárdenas, Elizabeth DeLoughrey (Keynote), Monika Fabijanska, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Macarena Gómez-Barris, María Elena González, Alicia Grullón, Nadia Huggins, Deborah Jack, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Jolene Rickard (Citizen of the Tuscarora nation, Turtle clan), Gina Tarver, Cecilia Vicuña (Closing Keynote), Anuradha Vikram. LIVE ON ZOOM. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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Organized by The Feminist Art Project

Event is two days: Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 12:30 – 5:30pm (EST) and Friday, February 12, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00pm (EST)

Art and Environment in the Third Reich

From radical conservationist practices to vegetarianism to biodynamic farming, ecological consciousness was central to the project of German National Socialism. Capitalizing on a generations-long compulsion to uncover an Ur-Germanic past in rural folkways and the physical countryside, the ecological theories and policies of the Third Reich were central to its essentializing of a nationalist, mystical kinship of Germans with their homeland, all of which reinforced blood and soil ideologies. This panel assesses National Socialism’s eugenicist brand of environmental science and politics by taking a closer look at the aestheticization of race and landscape in the visual arts produced in and around that period. By examining the Nazification of Nature in art and its reception, we also hope to draw critical lessons for understanding right-wing adaptations of ecological thought in the age of the Anthropocene. Speakers include: Gregory Bryda (Barnard), Kenny Cupers (Basel), Freyja Hartzell (BGC), Jacqueline J. Jung (Yale), Hannah Shaw (Rutgers), and Matthew Vollgraff (Bilderfahrzeuge, Warburg).


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