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Greensboro College Art Professor Lectures on Art and Feminist Politics at Regional Conference

January 25, 2019 11:35 am
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Brittany Søndberg, assistant professor of art at Greensboro College, delivered a lecture on art and feminist politics at the recent Southeastern College Art Conference in Birmingham, Ala.

Søndberg’s lecture, titled “Beyond the Wounded: Feminist Art vs. Feminist’s Art,” was part of a session titled “Raising a Fist: Art and Politics.”

In the lecture, Søndberg compared contemporary feminist art to second-wave feminist art and explored the current cultural climate with the “Me Too” movement and false feminism in cinema and commercial art.

“My goal really was to share my ideas and get people thinking a little about how a good deal of critically-proclaimed or self-proclaimed “Feminist Art” is not actually as progressive as it may seem at first,” she said.

“Many of the subjects in contemporary feminist art have been previously explored and overplayed. Additionally, a lot of it is actually potentially regressive, at least if the goal is an honest effort for equal representation both in the art world and out.”

SECAC, founded in 1942, is a national nonprofit organization devoted to education and research in the visual arts.

Søndberg holds a B.F.A. from East Carolina University and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the faculty in 2015.

Greensboro College’s Department of Art offers the B.A. or B.S. in Art and the B.A. in Art Education.

The program, with individual attention to students, combines classic art principles with the liberal-arts foundations of diverse branches of inquiry, including both science and the humanities, so that students can incorporate as much of the world as possible into their own art-making.

For more information about Greensboro College’s art program, contact department chair Jim Langer at 336-272-7102, ext. 5361, or email langerj@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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