Women Artists and Italian Futurism

Sep
24
When: Friday, Sep 24, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Attendance: Mixed Online and In-Person
Building: Malaspina Theatre
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

Add to CalendarWomen Artists and Italian Futurism09/24/2021 10:00 AM09/24/2021 11:30 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverEven though gender was a key topic within the avant-garde, and women were major players in it, their contributions remain marginalized from art historical narratives. The myth of modernism’s inherent masculinity, even misogyny, is persistently and pervasively part of discussions about Italian Futurism. This first Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series presentation for 2021-22 will address the questions: Who were the women of Futurism? What did they say and do? Why have they often been disregarded? This talk will discuss a number of women artists who were involved with the movement in Italy, elaborating on questions of how and why they continue to be unknown figures of the avant-garde. \n\nhttps://viu.zoom.us/j/66412958287?pwd=czFuY2lXQjhZL0QvQTBJOFFkSDhmUT09\nNanaimo Campus Building Malaspina Theatre \nVancouver Island University\n900 Fifth Street\nNanaimo BC V9R 5S5\n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/women-artists-and-italian-futurismhttps://viu.zoom.us/j/66412958287?pwd=czFuY2lXQjhZL0QvQTBJOFFkSDhmUT09falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Even though gender was a key topic within the avant-garde, and women were major players in it, their contributions remain marginalized from art historical narratives. The myth of modernism’s inherent masculinity, even misogyny, is persistently and pervasively part of discussions about Italian Futurism. This first Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series presentation for 2021-22 will address the questions: Who were the women of Futurism? What did they say and do? Why have they often been disregarded? This talk will discuss a number of women artists who were involved with the movement in Italy, elaborating on questions of how and why they continue to be unknown figures of the avant-garde.