New volume of n.paradoxa (international feminist art journal) – (Vol 27) Women’s Work Jan 2011

n.paradoxa is the only international feminist art journal in the world!

The journal publishes scholarly, critical articles by women writers, artists, critics and curators about the work of contemporary women artists in relation to feminist theory. n.paradoxa is a bi-annual print journal published in London, two times a year (Jan and July).

Contents of volume 27 are:-

Gabrielle Moser (Canada)
‘ ‘Working-through’ public and private labour in Sophie Calle’s ‘Prenez soin de vous’ ‘
An analysis of this major work by Sophie Calle, first shown in the French Pavillion in Venice in 2007, and what it says about women’s labour today as well as the labour of the artist.

Andrea Liss (US)
‘Memory Work, Trauma and the Maternal: videos by Maya Zack (Israel) and Kristine Diekman (US)’
A close reading of two quite different videos about mother’s work

Ewa Malgorzata Tatar (Poland)
‘Interrogating ‘postfeminism’: women artists from Poland’
An analysis of post-feminism as a term for reading contemporary Polist women’s work by Zorka Wollny, Anna-Maria Karczmarska, Joanna Pawlik, Zuzanna Krajewska, Angelika Fojtuch, and Karoline Brzuzan

Meredith A. Brown (UK/US)
‘The Balance Sheet: the A.I.R. Gallery in New York and Government Funding’
AIR was the first women artists’ gallery in New York. This article examines its history and its pattern of funding and how this reflects the changes in the status of women artists since the 1970s.

Reiko Kokatsu (Japan)
‘Mitsuko Tabe: Beyond Kyûshû-ha’
Japanese artist Mitsuko Tabe began work in the 1950s and is still working today. This article explores her work as an avantgarde artist in painting, sculpture and performance beyond the movement with which she is most associated and the work that a feminist art historian must do to recover this history.

Patricia Karetzky (US)
‘Gao Yuan’s ‘Precious Little Angel”
A reading of Chinese artist, Gao Yuan’s photography, particularly her exploration of mothers in ‘Twelve Moons’

Kanitra Fletcher (US)
‘Up for Review: Re-presentations of Black Women’s (Art)work’
An examination of black women servants and concepts of servitude in work by Rosana Paulino, Kara Walker, Tracey Moffatt and Lorraine Cox

Heike Friauf (Germany)
‘On the ‘grotesque working conditions’ of women artists’
A discussion of statements by VALIE EXPORT, Lu Marten (1914) and Gisela Breitling on the situation of women artists, contrasting changes and expectations in both the 20th and 21st century.

Amy Budd (UK)
‘Reinterpreting the Mannequin: Allen Jones, Cathy Wilkes and Morag Keil’
Reviewing the controversial work of Allen Jones, Amy Budd examines two contemporary women artists who use mannequins in their work and the differences in reading produced.

Christine Wertheim (US)
‘Craft-Work: A sampler of musings on art and labor in the
Information Age or how to make alterations in global financial fabrics’
A theoretical musing on art and labour in relation to textiles.

Katy Deepwell (UK/Russia)
‘ ‘The relationship between big and small things’
An Interview with Tsaplya and Gluklya of the Factory of Found Clothes and Chto Delat’

n.paradoxa also has a new website at
See: the new call for papers for vol. 28 on Bio-politics (July 2011); vol 29 on Trans-Asia (Jan 2012).