Events > Book Launch

28 Sep. 2012

Féminismes Électriques

Book launch with contributors
7:00pm - 9:0

*Féminismes Électriques* considers the evolution of feminist artistic practices over the course of a decade (2000-2010). Edited by Leila Pourtavaf, the book is produced by La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, a feminist artist-run center in Montreal with an almost 40 years history of exhibiting some of the most exciting and innovative local, national and international feminist and women artists.

The collection features essays and artist texts that engage with current debates about the evolution of feminism, and the re-oreintation of La Centrale’s mandate in light of such debates. Féminismes Électriques focuses on multi-layered and heterogeneous feminist interventions in contemporary art, and begins with a basic question: how do we understand and activate a feminist politics in our artistic and cultural practices that critically engages with relationships of power in our society?

This extensively illustrated book, designed by Cecilia Berkovic, features essays by Helena Reckitt, Thérèse St-Gelais, Trish Salah, Bernadette Houde, and Aneessa Hashmi.

The book also features a series of artist conversations: Manon Tourigny talks with Stéphanie Chabot and Dominique Pétrin, Reena Katz with Jumana Manna, and Onya Hogan-Finlay with Chris Kraus.

The publication includes an artist poster by G.B. Jones.


Contributors, Helena Reckitt, Reena Katz, Bernadette Houde and G.B. Jones, as well as editor Leila Pourtavaf, will be present at the event to engage in an informal dialogue about the book.