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Seminar One · Feminist Art History and/in the Erstwhile Eastern Bloc

Seminar Two · Collective ideologies, communal practices, and women’s art in East Germany

Seminar Three · Utopian Visions and/of Production Technologies in the Early Soviet Period

Curatorial note

For Edition IX – Bodies and Technologies the art historian and curator Susanne Altmann was invited to develop a new research project, which she calls When Technology Was Female: A Cultural Investigation of Former Socialist Europe, 1917–1989 and After. From the visual detail to production methods, Altmann explores how ‘industrialisation’ meant widely varied things across contemporaneous state socialist contexts and, by extension, across women’s artistic practices that operated therein.

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