READING GROUP: LISE VOGEL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, AT 6 PM
NOVA BAZA, NOVA CESTA 66
***If you would like to participate, please contact us at: BLOK@BLOK.HR. We will send you the selected literature to prepare.
You are invited to join us for a group reading of texts by Marxist-feminist LISE VOGEL, as we are nearing the publication of the new, fifth edition in the BLOK’s Tendencija (Tendency) book series. This book series was launched in 2018, and it presents authors who approach art theory and art history from the historical-material perspective. At our third reading group meeting, we will be reading texts by Marxist-feminist Lise Vogel, one of the founders of the social reproduction theory, and one of the first feminist art historians.
Lise Vogel was a member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and one of the key persons in theoretical discussions on definition of patriarchy and its interrelation with capitalism, which intensified in that period. Contrary to the dual system theory proposed by socialist feminism advocates, who used gender and class in their analysis of the oppression of women as autonomous categories, Vogel positioned the discussion on their emancipation within the context of Marxist understanding of reproduction of the capitalist system as a whole. Lise Vogel’s book Marxism and The Oppression of Women: Towards Unitary Theory (1983) brought back the question of the role of gender inequality in the stabilization of the capitalist mode of production into the focus of feminist discussions, and laid the foundations of the contemporary social reproduction theory. By reading two of her texts, we shall, once again, remind ourselves of the importance of revolutionary demands of the red feminism and its indispensable role in theory and practice of the progressive left.
LED BY: Andreja Gregorina
EDITION EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY: Vesna Vuković
VISUAL BY: Hrvoje Živčić
THE PROGRAM IS FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY THE ROSA LUXEMBURG STIFTUNG SOUTHEAST EUROPE. BAZA'S ANNUAL PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY THE ''KULTURA NOVA'' FOUNDATION.