Dimitrakaki A, Perry L, et al (2013) Constant redistribution: A roundtable on feminism, art and the curatorial field. Journal of Curatorial Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 218-241
Constant redistribution is a 'roundtable' discussion between participants in the Leverhulme Trust-funded international research network on 'Transnational perspectives on women's art, feminism and curating'. The discussion recorded in 'Constant redistribution' was held in an electronic 'chatroom' in November 2011, and crystallises the issues and debates that arose in the network seminars in Montreal, Stockholm, Edinburgh and Brighton in 2010 and 2011.
The seminars were organised on the basis of being internal to the network participants with contributions from invited guests, but Perry and the other participants felt that the material that they formulated in those meetings was significant in the way that it revisited longstanding debates in feminism around the canon and aesthetics. The resulting dialogue addressed the theorisation of globalisation and transnationalism that was a common thread in the critical reception of major, feminist-informed exhibitions such as Global Feminisms and Wack!, which prompted the formation of the network.
The roundtable format reflected the character of the discussions that took place and preserved the differences in positions within the group that were formulated in the physical meetings, which they wanted to clearly expose so as to avoid the project being associated with a homogenising view of feminism. One aspect of Perry's contribution to this publication was to assemble a collection of illustrations that represent the curatorial activities of the participants in the discussion, so that the visual practices as well as the theoretical positions that informed the discussion are documented in the text.