Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 5th September 2019
The Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee were honoured to announce two events celebrating women video artists in Europe:
The publication ‘EWVA | European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’ will be introduced by Gabriella Belli, Director of Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with artist and editor Elaine Shemilt in the presence of the artists, curators, academics and journalists.
Published by John Libbey Publishing, ‘EWVA | European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’ is a 240-page book and the first publication to feature the work of women artists in the development of video art in Europe. Authors include: Jon Blackwood, Maeve Connolly, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Malcolm Dickson, Catherine Elwes, Slavko Kazunko, Marika Kumicz, Laura Leuzzi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Lorella Scacco, Elaine Shemilt, Emile Shemilt. The book is opened by an introduction by Laura Leuzzi, with a preface by Laura Mulvey and forward by Siegfried Zielinski.
It is the main output from the a major research programme led by Professor Elaine Shemilt and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. The book launch has been made possible through the support of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee, Cultural Documents, IFS Worldwide and The Culture and Business Fund Scotland.
Following the publication launch, there was be an exhibition preview of the accompanying touring exhibition ‘Federica Marangoni and Elaine Shemilt. Parallel Dialogues Through Video and Time’ at 18.30 in the Casa di Carlo Goldoni (San Polo 2793)