Intimacy and Darkness: Feminist Sensibility in(Post)socialist Art

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This article assembles feminist articulations scattered across art histories and theories ofEastern and Central Europe, in order to reveal their potential, not only for foregrounding postsocialistfeminist perspectives, but also for enriching the vocabulary and expanding temporal geographies oftransnational feminist debates. By attending to intuitive, latent, reluctant, proto-, para-, unofficialand soft feminisms, this article establishes a peculiar feminist sensibility that is attuned to Centraland Eastern European women artists’ approaches to everyday, embodied and affective experiencesvia the critical endorsement of intimacy and darkness.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • postsocialist feminisms
  • feminist aesthetics;
  • close to one’s skin
  • viscerality
  • everyday life
  • feminist art in Eastern and Central Europe

Field of Science*

  • 6.4 Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)


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