faculty seminar

Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American War in Vietnam

Thursday, 21 February 2013
16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Nancy SperoNancy Spero, Fuck (1966). Courtesy the artist. Speaker(s): Professor Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching and curatorial staff

RSVP by 18 February for catering purposes to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

'I borrow my title, Sperm Bomb, from Nancy Spero, who, in 1964, in response to the escalating American war in Vietnam, abruptly abandoned painting on canvas for more immediate means: gouache and ink liberally diluted with spit. Returning to the scene of war resistance and nascent feminism in the Vietnam era, this seminar reflects upon newly pressing questions of what art concerned with subjectivity brings to a situation of war and to war resistance'.

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