The Call for Papers is now live for Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism & the Arts, Nov 2017

How exciting!

British Association for Modernist Studies

‘FOR ME, THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN MY PAINTING AND MY SO-CALLED ‘DECORATIVE’ WORK. I NEVER CONSIDERED THE ‘MINOR ARTS’ TO BE ARTISTICALLY FRUSTRATING; ON THE CONTRARY, IT WAS AN EXTENSION OF MY ART.’
    SONIA DELAUNAY
The call for papers is now open for “Decorating Dissidence”, to be held at Queen Mary, University of London from 3-4 November, 2017.

About the conference

Decorating Dissidence takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the work of female artists, designers, and writers to reassess the place of domestic art, craft, and the decorative in modernism.

Building on recent scholarship and exhibitions that have highlighted the work of women such as Sonia Delaunay, Eileen Grey, Hannah Höch, and the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, this conference offers new approaches to marginalized female modernists and their intermedia art practice.

It invites discussion of the ways that modernist experimentation with domestic arts and the decorative…

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