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Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American war in Vietnam

Monday 23 January 2012, 4.30PM to 6.15pm

Speaker(s): Mignon Nixon, Professor of Modern Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Department of History of Art research seminar

This talk borrows its title, Sperm Bomb, from Nancy Spero, who, in 1964,in response to the escalating American war in Vietnam, began her War Series,a body of work remarkable for its conjuncture of sexuality and war violence.

Returning to the scene of war resistance and nascent feminism in the Vietnam era, this talk reflects upon newly pressing questions of what art concerned with subjectivity brings to a situation of war.

Drinks and refreshments will follow this seminar.

Location: Bowland Auditorium