About

The Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts, movements and struggles from outside the Anglo-American feminist tradition. The group was established in March 2015 by Helena Reckitt, at Goldsmiths, University of London and relocated in July 2015 to SPACE in Hackney, East London where it was hosted until April 2019. In June 2019, the group began a year-long residency at the South London Gallery focused on intersectional feminisms in the UK context.

FDRG sessions have been organised with Emilia-Amalia at Art Metropole in Toronto; in London at the Barbican Art Centre; Mimosa House, AntiUniversity; as part of The Table at the Swiss Church; and elsewhere in the UK at Grand Union, Birmingham; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; and Hypatia Trust, Penzance.           

Currently the group meets once a month, alternately on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the South London Gallery, and the second Saturday of the month at 4pm a non-institutional venue.

The FDRG welcomes feminists of all genders and generations to explore the legacy and resonance of art, thinking and collective practice from earlier periods of feminism, in dialogue with contemporary practices and movements.

Working Group

FDRG activities are initiated by a Working Group. Current members are:

Giulia Antonioli, Angelica Bollettinari, Lina Džuverović, Lily Evans-Hill, Sabrina Fuller, Haley Ha, Félicie Kertudo, Mariana Lemos, Ceren Özpinar, Sara Paiola, Helena Reckitt, Justin Seng, Ehryn Torrell and Fiona Townend.

Contact us:

If you would like to join the reading group mailing list or propose a focus for a session, or invite us to lead a meeting, please contact: feministduration@gmail.com 

Rivolte Femminile and Carla Lonzi

Rivolte Femminile and Carla Lonzi

Il femminismo a Milano, Sesso e Politica, MeMoMI, edited by Lea Melandri, 2014, Screenshot.png

Led by Helena Reckitt

Following the research symposium ‘Feminist Duration in Art and Curating,’ the first meeting of what became known as the Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on consciousness-raising and leave-taking. Readings are on the germinal Rome-based feminist group Rivolta Femminile (Female Revolt), including the distinctive contribution of its founder, the former art critic Carla Lonzi.

Readings

Carla Lonzi, ‘Let’s Spit on Hegel,’ 1970

Rivolte Femminile, ‘Manifesto,’ 1970

Rivolta Femminile, ‘On Woman's Refusal to Celebrate Male Creativity,’ 1971

Rivolta Femminile, ‘I Say I,’ 1977

Il femminismo a Milano, Sesso e Pollitica, MeMoMI, edited by Lea Melandri, 2014, Screenshot

Il femminismo a Milano, Sesso e Pollitica, MeMoMI, edited by Lea Melandri, 2014, Screenshot

Libreria della Donne di Milano (Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective)

Libreria della Donne di Milano (Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective)

Feminist Duration in Art and Curating

Feminist Duration in Art and Curating