• Women on Earth, Master-Symposium, October 2019,

    Chus Martínez, Rosella Biscotti, Sophie Jung, Quinn Latimer, Agnes Meyer-Brandis

  • Women on Earth, Master symposium, Quinn Latimer, October 2019, photo: Christian Knörr

  • Women on Earth, Master symposium, October 2019, Lysann König, Songs for Two Suns, 2019, performance

  • Promise no Promises!, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2018, Natasha Sadr, Chus Martinez, Mareike Dittmer, Quinn Latimer, Stefanie Hessler

  • Promise no Promises!, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2018Emilie Ding, Camille Aleña, Selina Grüter, Chus Martinez, Michèle Graf, Hannah Weinberger, Stefanie Hessler, Laura Miriam Leonardi, Axelle Stiefel

  • Promise no Promises!, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2018, Stefanie Hessler

  • Is Technology Sexist, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2017 Shusha Niederberger

  • Is Technology Sexist, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2017, Shusha Niederberger

  • Is Technology Sexist, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2017, Paul Feigelfeld & Matylda Krzykowski

  • Is Technology Sexist, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2017,
    Paul Feigelfeld & Matylda Krzykowski

  • Is Technology Sexist, Master-Symposium, Oktober 2017
    Paul Feigelfeld & Emily Segal

  • Women in Space, Master-Symposium, April 2019

  • Women in Space, Master-Symposium, April 2019
    Nadine Wietlisbach, Chus Martínez, Raffael Dörig, Sabine Himmelsbach, Quinn Latimer, Fanni Fetzer

The Women’s Factor

A think tank research project

The Womxn’s Center for Excellence is a think tank tasked to asses, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are entangled with the field of culture today.

The project is a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH, an institution founded by Grażyna Kulczyk that will open the doors of Instituto Susch at Muzeum Susch in Engadine in late 2018. Entangled by a common interest in reviewing the role education in the arts plays to define the language and position of women, the research aims to situate crucial historical and current questions, to produce a form of teaching and debate around the subject, and to publish and explore how this work can be displayed, shared, and generously developed in forms of future, equal coexistence.

Womxn in Motion

The making and unmaking of the world through movement and movements

As part of the symposium series
Women in the Arts and Leadership

Master symposium
7 – 8 October 2020 (opent to the public*)
9 October 2020, Workshop (Master students only)
Tower Building Auditorium D 1.04, Freilager-Platz 1, 4002 Basel

Guests: Kat Anderson, Barbara Casavecchia, Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Pan Daijing, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Ingela Ihrman, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Bhanu Kapil, Lynne Kouassi, Isabel Lewis, Tessa Mars, Sonia Fernández Pan, Sadie Plant, Martina-Sofie Wildberger

Moderated by Quinn Latimer and Chus Martínez
Research Assistant: Alice Wilke

→ Download press release and program (coming soon)

The symposium will be held in English and will be streamed live (link will be published soon).

*A limited number of places is open to an external audience upon advance registration only. Please register via email for Wed 7 October 2020 and / or Thur 8 October 2020 until Fri 2 October 2020.
Masks are mandatory.

The symposium Womxn in Motion is a collaboration with Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk.

Womxn in Motion is dedicated to ideas and iterations of performance, and to the way in which its embodied practices—its bodies—are often framed or received by narrow notions not only of gender, race, class, geography, and technology, but of what performance itself means and entails: a body in motion, for example. Whose body, though, and what kind of movement? Movement is always both, suggesting something singular—a body in tender, private effort—and something collective. Picture a “demonstration” (in every sense) of bodies in communal action, in solidarity, in some street. Picture bodies on some stage (itself a street, perhaps); now feel yourself among them. This symposium, then, is dedicated not only to the practices of artists and thinkers who engage bodies (their own or others) and corporeal movement in their work, but to those social movements built on a collective body demanding collective change together.

Women on Earth

As part of the symposium series
Women in the Arts and Leadership

Master symposium
9 – 10 October 2019, 10 am – 5 pm (open to the public)
11 October 2019, Workshop (Master students only)
Tower Building Auditorium D 1.04

→ Download program

Moderated by Chus Martínez & Quinn Latimer
Research Assistants: Marion Ritzmann, Alice Wilke

The symposium will be held in English.

Guests: Rosella Biscotti, Neha Choksi, Ingela Ihrman, Institute of Queer Ecology, Sophie Jung,  Lysann König, Thomas Lempertz, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, New Mineral Collective (Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė), Katrin Niedermeier, Heather Phillipson, Mathilde Rosier, Lena Maria Thüring

As a sequel to Promise no Promises! and Women in Space, the third symposium at Art Institute will be dedicated to Earth, its ideas, its spin, its possible dark futures. These symposia, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, are a series of public events within the framework of the Women’s Center for Excellence, a long-term research project initiated by the Art Institute, together with Instituto Susch, a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH.

Women in space

Master symposium as part of the series
«Women in the Arts and Leadership»

4–5 April 2019
Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel

Watch Live Stream
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Guests: Nikola Dietrich, Mareike Dittmer, Raffael Dörig, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Fanni Fetzer, Elena Filipovic, iLiana Fokianaki, Ines Goldbach, Sabine Himmelsbach, Claire Hoffmann, Manuela Moscoso, Marie Muracciole, Elfi Turpin and Nadine Wietlisbach

Making reference to the exploratory nature of space travel, and all its attendant problematics and projections, «Women in Space» thematizes the role of scale and space and power in envisioning women in the art system. Who is alien here, and what kind of system, solar or other?

Moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, this symposium is a public event within the framework of the Women’s Center for Excellence, a long-term research initiated by the Art Institute in Basel together with Instituto Susch, a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH.

«Women in Space» is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture FOC.

Promise No Promises:
The Podcast!

The Art Institute and Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH launch a new joint podcast series

Promise No Promises is a podcasts series produced by the Women’s Center for Excellence, a research project between the Art Institute and the Instituto Susch—a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH. The Women’s Center for Excellency is conceived as a think tank tasked to assess, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science, and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are interconnected with the field of culture today.

Subscribe to the channel on Apple Podcasts
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Listen to the podcast on the Art Institute’s website
institut-kunst.ch

PROMISE NO PROMISES!

Master symposium as part of the series
«Women in the Arts and Leadership»

10–11 October 2018
Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel

→ To the podcast

Guests: Stefanie Hessler, Natascha Sadr, Hannah WeinbergerAlexandra Navratil, Julieta Aranda, Elise Lammer, Emily Ding, Laura Miriam Leonardi, Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf, Camille Aleña, Axelle Stiefel, Katharina Brandl, Lhaga Koondhor, Raffaela Naldi Rossano and Mareike Dittmer

This symposium is a two-day meeting among artists and practitioners to pose questions on the position of women in the arts. Moderated by Quinn Latimer and Chus Martínez it inaugurates a series of events as part of the Women’s Center for Excellence, a long-term research project initiated by the Art Institute together with Instituto Susch, a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH.

But Still, Like Air,
I’ll Rise

by Chus Martínez

e-flux Journal #92, June 2018
e-flux.com/journal

I am under the impression that when a woman reaches a certain position, all the privileges that this position has implied historically are already gone. It is very often the case that a woman’s arrival at a high level of influence within an organization is also an indicator of an internal crisis that is going to affect the whole organization. It is often said that there is an increase of women directors at mid-sized institutions (like Kunstvereine in Germany, Kunsthalles, and other non-for-profit structures) and yet this abundance is accompanied by talk of an institutional crisis, and a negative development of the budget and the staff, together with a demand of the newly appointed women directors to compensate for the lack of third-party funding for the institutions. […]

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Is Technology Sexist?

Master-Symousim
On Media, Post-humanity and the Role of Gender
in the development of a new Media Practice

11–13 October 2017 
Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel

Guests: Alan Bogana, Raffael Dörig, Paul Feigelfeld, Hannes Grassegger, Mavie Hörbiger, Matylda Krzykowski, Shusha Niederberger, Filipa Ramos, Emily Segal, Who writes his_tory?

Hosted by Chus Martínez and Paul Feigenfeld

The symposium has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture FOC.