Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
|CuratorLab 2017/18 (Eds.)Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai
Kollontai. A Play by Agneta Pleijel
Edited by Maria Lind, Michele Masucci, Joanna Warsza, together with CuratorLab 2017/18 participants: Aly Grimes, Malin Hüber, Nicholas John Jones, Martyna Nowicka-Wojnowska, Alessandra Prandin, Dimitrina Sevova, Sophia Tabatadze, Federico Del Vecchio, Hannah Zafiropoulos
Contributions by Bini Adamczak, Sara Ahmed, Giulia Andreani, Lise Haller Baggesen, Petra Bauer & Rebecka Thor, Dora García, Michael Hardt, Maria Lind, Michele Masucci, Alla Mitrofanova, Martyna Nowicka-Wojnowska, Pontus Pettersson, Jonathan Brooks Platt, Agneta Pleijel, Nina Power, Paul B. Preciado, Tomas Rafa, Alicja Rogalska, Mohammad Salemy, Sally Schonfeldt, Aaron Schuster, Sophia Tabatadze, Oxana Timofeeva, Joanna Warsza, Hannah Zafiropoulos
Alexandra Kollontai was a writer, a revolutionary, and after the 1917 October revolution the people’s commissar of social welfare as well as one of the first female ambassadors in the world. She worked to introduce crucial reforms for women’s liberation: such as abortion rights, secularized marriage, and for paid maternity leave; and considered “comradely love” to be a political force. This reader, in which artists and thinkers revisit Kollontai’s legacy stems from research by CuratorLab at Konstfack University in Stockholm and Tensta konsthall, accompanying Dora García’s exhibition Red Love. How to read Kollontai’s vision of love today and relate it to current feminist struggles?
Copublished with Konstfack Collections and Tensta konsthall
Design by Jiri Novak