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Speaker: Dr Monica Merlin

This talk will explore the history and meanings of feminist art in contemporary China. It will propose first to analyse the complexity of the art historical discourse around women and feminism as well as the creation of ‘women’s art’ in the 1990s; second, it will examine recent expressions of feminist art practice, and will offer a layered understanding of their significance and implications.

Dr Monica Merlin is currently lecturer in the Arts of China at Christie's Education, London. In November 2014 she concluded an 18-month post as researcher at the Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific, where she conducted a research project on contemporary Chinese women artists. Monica gained her DPhil at Oxford University (2013) with a thesis on a Late Ming courtesan painter.  Her main research interests lie in women artists and gender within Chinese art history and visual culture.

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