In the lead-up to their upcoming exhibition, Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism(opening 15 December), ACCA will be hosting a panel discussion on the role and nature of feminism today. Co-curator of the exhibition, Paola Balla, will be joining academic and researcher Anne Marsh and Melbourne-based artists Atong Atem and Emily Floyd in a multi-faceted conversation tracing the history and future of feminism in contemporary times. The discussion will touch on the incredibly diverse range of feminist art practices in Australia, as well as emerging theories and concerns.
Main image: Sarah Goffman, I am with you 2017 (detail), cardboard, permanent marker, approx. 7.0 x 7.0 m. Courtesy the artist and ACCA. Photo by Andrew Curtis.
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