As a woman
I know the difference between
what really hurts
is that as a girl
i had to know the same thing.
For this second episode, I interviewed Cecilia Granara, professional artist and fellow Italian that has made of Paris her home.
When I first saw Cecilia’s paintings, an exuberant mix of bright colourful bodies, often naked and stylized, I thought she was bold and outspoken.
As I talked with her, it became clear her practice was greatly influenced by an uncompromising academic research and endless feminist readings.
So, take out your notebooks because this episode is packed with references and reading tips you might want to save.
With Cecilia, we talked about the importance to depict women through a broader palette than what usually codified by the male gaze, how a very personal experience may morph into a collective one and why being disgraceful can actually lead to empowerment.
Cecilia on Instagram: Cecilia Granara
Cecilia's work available at Non Cancelled Art online exhibition
Cecilia's picture by Michele Yong
Mona Chollet, Sorcières, 2019
Linda Nochlin, Why there have not been great women artists?, 1971
Sarah Ahmed, The cultural politics of emotion, 2004
Maggie Nelson, « Bluets » and « The argonauts », 2009, 2015
Trin T Min Ha, Woman other native, 1989
Theresa Hak Yung Cha, Dictée, 1996
Claudia Rankine, Don’t let me be lonely, 2004
Ridley Howard’s Instagram account
Jenna Gribbon’s Instagram account
John Berger, Ways of seeing, 1972
Liv Strômquist, L’origine du monde, 2016
Dana Schutz, How We Would Give Birth, 2007
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