Great Women Artists You Should Know About with Eve Kalyva - Context Travel

Great Women Artists You Should Know About with Eve Kalyva

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Even though most of us can name at least five important artists and can navigate ourselves through a museum, it is not equally easy to name an artist who is a woman. This seminar offers a chance to catch up with the work of great women artists and learn more about their contribution to art and culture.

Our Conversation will begin by considering the following, controversial question, made by an art historian in the 1970s: "Why haven't there been great women artists?" We will analyze a carefully curated mix of women and their artwork, from Mary Cassatt to Marina Abramovic and plenty more. We will talk about the life and work of female artists, consider reoccurring themes such as personal experience and motherhood, and explore how the (female) body becomes represented in different times and places.

By the end of this conversation, we will have considered the work of female artists and experienced first hand the unique ability of art to touch us in different ways. Hopefully, we may all have a new favorite artist on our lists.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art, Eve Kalyva, this interactive seminar will enrich our knowledge about women artists and widen our understanding of art and culture. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased appreciation of the power of artistic expression.

Eve is an art critic and writer. She comes from an interdisciplinary background (physics, fine art, literature, art history) and completed her Ph.D. at Leeds (2011) on conceptual art and experimental exhibition strategies. Her work examines art's social practices, multimodality, and social semiotics. Eve has worked as a lecturer in Europe and Latin America and has collaborated with art institutions as a curator, critic, and artist in residence. She has spent most of her life traveling and is intrigued by Amsterdam's multinational and transcultural community and vibrant artistic scene.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.