1-3 December 2021
Europe/Vienna timezone
Die Konferenz wird auf Grund der COVID-19 Situation online abgehalten.

Keynote: Being and Becoming as Thresholds of Racialized Gender

3 Dec 2021, 11:30


11:30 Uhr - Keynote & Abschluss


Hannah Hacker (Universität Wien) Marina Gržinić (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)


Being and Becoming as Thresholds of Racialized Gender

Gender was for too long viewed through the optics of sexuality. I want to question this relation through a missing element that is race. That means to take the Black body, Black female body as a threshold of this relation (that is in reference to Axelle Karera possible to be seen only as non-relationality, because of chattel slavery and slave capitalism). On the other side, I will reflect on the new ways how to trespass gender troubles that seem to lie in „female biological functions“ (Mia and Lina Gonan) and show that if we view gender studies through the lenses of trans* and queer bodies, we get new insights to deconstruct the capitalist system of re/production and its system of value. These two research lines will open fundamental dilemmas among gender, class, and race for radical futurity.

Prof Dr Marina Gržinić is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She serves as a professor and research adviser. Since 2003, she is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in Austria. She publishes extensively, lectures worldwide, and is involved in video productions since 1982. The following is a selection of her books: M. Grzinic and Rosa Reitsamer, New Feminism: Worlds of feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions, Vienna: Löcker, 2008; M. Grzinic and Sefik Tatlic, Necropolitics, Racialization, and Global Capitalism. Historicization of Biopolitics and Forensics of Politics, Art, and Life, US: Lexington Books, 2014; M. Grzinic (ed.), Border Thinking, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Sternberg Press, 2018.

Response: Hannah Hacker

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Marina Gržinić (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)

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