The history of art can be read as an objectification of women, not only in one of its major tropes – the nude, always understood as being a naked woman; but also in its designations of greatness. As we fight against structural stereotypes, what new representations, narratives, and relationships are emerging? How do we understand them and each other? How is the “female gaze” that we can now experience in some contemporary works of art revolutionary?



  • Fatoş Üstek, Curator, Author & former Director of the Liverpool Biennial
  • Laure Prouvost, Visual Artist
  • Camille Morineau, Art Curator & Co-founder and Director of AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions)

Chaired by Hilary Robinson, Professor of Feminism, Art, and Theory, Loughborough University