The EDHEA invites you to a talk between Amelia Jones and Valérie Félix. Amelia Jones is a North American feminist theorist, author, curator and historian of art and performance. This talk, as a dialogue with Valérie Félix, who teaches at the EDHEA, will allow everyone to know her incredible ability to build a new and more engaged manner to make art history, linking theory and feminist activism.
Amelia Jones is a North American feminist theorist, curator and historian of art and performance. She is the author of numerous books which have become references in the fields of art history, performance studies, queer studies, and visual culture, including Body Art/Performing the Subject (1998), The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (2003), Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject (2006), Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012), In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Performance (2021). She is currently organizing a retrospective show on the work of Ron Athey.
As an art theorist and also a social activist, Jones’s propose a new way to reflect the body, no longer as a pure essence to reject or to belief in, but as a politic strategic entity to embody. Her researches have largely and significantly contributed to the study of Feminism and Queer culture, performance art, mass media and technology. Her exceptional ability to link theory and feminist activism has bringing great value to the art world.
She is currently the Robert A. Day Professor, Chair of Critical Studies and Vice Dean of Academics and Research at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California.
The dialogue took place on Saturday, January 16. You can watch it on Facebook.