Gender

ArtsWork: Refiguring Women

Where is the voice of African women in the arts today? The Goethe-Institut invited 24 women from across Africa, practising in the arts field, to discuss issues of positioning, gender and identity at the ArtsWork workshop in Johannesburg.More ...
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Women Artists in Africa Seize Their Place: Seeing and Being Seen

(19 April 2013) Women were practically invisible in the African art scene for a very long time; work in the arts was even considered unseemly for women. But gradually a forum is growing for female subjects and forms of expression. By Elisabeth WellershausMore ...
N’Goné Fall. © Photo courtesy of N’Goné Fall

Female voices – a conversation with N’Goné Fall

N’Goné Fall is an independent curator, a woman, and an African. She was one of 24 female participants who discussed the role of African women in the arts at the ArtsWork – Refiguring Women workshop in Johannesburg in November 2012.More ...
 Jacqueline Karuti. © Joe Lukhovi

Female voices - a conversation with Jacqueline Karuti

Jacqueline Karuti is a visual artist, a woman, and an African. She was one of 24 female participants who discussed the role of African women in the arts at the ArtsWork – Refiguring Women workshop in Johannesburg in November 2012.More ...
Bra. 2003. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery

The Body: A Matter of Fact?

How did discussions about the body, seen as a matter of fact, alter? Is the body, a point of reference for making politics, for stating difference or claiming sameness, for legitimising privileges or for demanding equality, a matter of fact?More ...
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“I’m only a feminist in private”

Women still have a hard time gaining a foothold in the film industry, particularly in Africa. One who has not allowed herself to be dismayed is filmmaker Taghreed Elsanhouri.More ...
From the “Female Trouble” exhibition catalogue, ringl + pit, 
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Image Pattern of Femininity – An Interview about the Relationship between Art and Gender

The art market is booming, but the gender category doesn’t appear to play much of a part in this. On the other hand the Female Trouble exhibition in Munich focuses on fractures and changes to gender images since the 19th century. An interview with curator Inka Graeve Ingelmann.More ...
Green Party pro-women campaign advertising. Photo: Verena Hütter

The Little Green Man and Little Green Woman – Berlin Gender Walks

In gender walking participants scrutinise the city from a very particular perspective: the view through gender glasses.More ...
Alice Schwarzer; © www.bettinaflitner.de

“I don’t think much of ‘feminizing society’” – An Interview with Alice Schwarzer

Alice Schwarzer has been the face of feminism in Germany for decades.More ...
Is “Women’s films” a legitimate genre or a political statement? Photo: Justin Hershey © iStockphoto

Women’s films – what exactly are they?

“Women’s films” – legitimate genre or political statement? Why do some directors shy away from them? Behind terms like “chick flick” and “weepies” is a history of contradictions and a plethora of unanswered questions.More ...
Marion Rolle; Photo: private

“Women Are More Vulnerable” – Marion Rolle on Gender and Climate Change

Climate change affects women to a much greater extent than men, yet their needs often go unnoticed.More ...
Equal opportunities for careers - a reality in German companies? | Photo: © dpa

Gender Policy and Women’s Quota in Germany

Men and women are equal. It says so in the German constitution. How is this reflected in professional reality in Germany?More ...

Dossier: Gender   deutschenglish

Gender and Society: The dossier challenges traditional role attributions.