Zanny Begg

Wednesday 3 April
1—2pm, Black Theatre

Sydney-based artist and filmmaker Zanny Begg presents a lecture on her recent work The City of Ladies, a response to the first Western feminist text written in Paris in 1402. She will focus on the historic and contemporary relevance of feminism and the roots of misogyny.

Zanny Begg is a Sydney based artist and film maker who is interested in exploring the archaeology of contested history/ies and the architecture of social change. She works with film, drawing and installation to explore ways in which we can live and be in the world differently: this has included working with macro-political themes, such as alte-globalization protests, and in micro-political worlds, such as with kids in prison. Zanny has a PhD in Art Theory with a focus the emergence of Socially Engaged Art practices between the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organisation Meeting in Seattle and the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. She was the director of Tin Sheds Gallery, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, 2010-2014.

Zanny Begg is currently exhibiting in both the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize and The National, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).


Image: Photo: Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod, The City of Ladies (still), 2017. Currently exhibited at The National at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.