Vi presenterar i samarbete med Kungliga Konsthögskolan ett symposium över tre dagar som kretsar kring filmen “Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles” av Chantal Akerman, från 1975. Symposiet med titel “Looking for Jeanne – rethinking women’s organizing and resistance, with and through art.” äger rum från den 30:e oktober till the 1:a november på biografen Capitol och Kungliga Konsthögskolan. 

Vi har samlat konstnärer, tänkare, aktivister, teoretiker och konsthistoriker för att tillsammans kritiskt reflektera över kvinnors organisering och motstånd, konstens roll och dess potential från en globalt perspektiv.


  • 30 oktober: Filmvisning “Jeanne Dielman” på biografen Capitol, kl.17:30 (Boka din biljett här)
  • 31 oktober: Symposium – del 1, 9:00 – 16:00, Biografen Capitol (Boka din biljett här *)
  • 1:a november: Symposium – del 2, 9:00 – 18:00, Kungliga Konsthögskolan


* Biljetten du köper på Bio Capitol för den första delen av Symposiet är även giltig på den andra delen av Symposiet som äger rum dagen efter på Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Pris: 100 kr för båda dagarna).


Description: How can we critically reflect on and rethink women’s organising and resistance today? How does it relate to historical resistance? And what is the role of art and its potentiality with regards to women’s organising and resistance?

The symposium is the first public presentation in an ongoing 3-year artistic research project focusing on the role of aesthetics in women’s organising and resistance. The starting point is the film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles, made by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman in1975. Jeanne Dielman depicts the daily routines of a housewife over three days. When the film was released it became very important for European (white) feminist discussions on women’s conditions and the potential of feminist aesthetics. The film ends in an unresolved political situation and narrative. One could interpret the end as a proposal by the filmmaker Chantal Akerman, where she asks us – in her future – to continue looking into women’s conditions and resistance through film and art. We have taken her proposal seriously; who is resisting? What is being resisted? How and what does resistance look like? Who and what is a contemporary Jeanne Dielman? These are the questions posed within the symposium.

Guest speakers:

Petra Bauer is a Professor in Fine Art, artist and the initiator of the 3-year research project Looking for Jeanne.. She is concerned with question of film as a political practice, and sees film as a place where social negotiations can take place.

Natasa Petresin Bachelez is a curator, writer and editor, who lives in Paris. Together with Giovanna Zapperi, she is curator of the exhibition “Les Muses insoumises. Delphine Seyrig between Cinema and Feminist Video” (LaM, Lille and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid).

Binna Choi has been running the art organization Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in the Netherlands. The commons from a feminist perspective, reproductive labor, life, community/diverse economics have been the recurrent issues for Binna Choi and the institution.

Marina Vishmidt is a writer, editor, and lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. She publishes and takes part in academic and non-academic contexts, individually and collaboratively, on topics related to the political economies of art, social reproduction, and philosophy.

Kirsten Lloyd is a contemporary art historian and curator, working at the University of Edinburgh. Kirsten has been working on SR-related activities for many years.

Frances Stacey is a curator and producer based in Edinburgh and Newcastle. Since 2013 she has been a Producer at visual art organisation Collective, working closely on the film ‘Workers!’.

Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker and researcher , based in Beirut and Berlin, who reconsiders politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective, with a particular focus on gender relations, urbanism and industrialisation.

Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the political sociology of race, class and gender and women of colour’s grassroots activism in Europe and the United States.

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