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Art Monsters

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Sun 3 Mar
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Art Monsters

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Lauren Elkin
Chair Hettie Judah

Lauren Elkin and Hettie Judah explore how feminist artists have confronted the problem of how to tell the truth about their experiences as bodies.


For decades, feminist artists have confronted the problem of how to tell the truth about their experiences as bodies.

Queer bodies, sick bodies, racialised bodies, female bodies, what is their language, what are the materials we need to transcribe it? Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art is a landmark intervention from Lauren Elkin in how we think about art and the body, calling attention to a radical heritage of feminist work that not only reacts against patriarchy but redefines its own aesthetic aims. The award-winning translator, essayist and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City author joins i chief art critic Hettie Judah to discuss.

Buy a copy of Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art by Lauren Elkin.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.


About the speakers:

Lauren Elkin is the author of several books including Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, a Radio 4 Book of the Week, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017, and a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the art of the essay. Her essays on art, literature, and culture have appeared in the London Review of Books, the New York Times, Granta, Harper’s, Le Monde, Les Inrockuptibles, and Frieze, among others. She is also an award-winning translator, most recently of Simone de Beauvoir’s previously unpublished novel The Inseparables. After twenty years in Paris, she now lives in London.

Hettie Judah is one of Britain’s leading writers on art. She is the senior critic on the i, contributing editor to The Plant, and writes regularly for The Guardian, Vogue, Frieze and the New York Times. She is also a sought-after public speaker. Her recent books include Art London (ACC Art Books, 2019) and Frida Kahlo (Laurence King, 2020). She lives in London. Visit Hettie Juda’s Website here. 

Date:Sun 3 Mar
Start time:5pm (Doors: 4.30pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room
Price:£10.00
+ 10% booking fee.

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