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Artist Talk
Monday, 12:00 pm
March 27, 2023

The Sexual Politics of Meat and Dairy Character: Carol J. Adams and Odette England in conversation

Join CCP exhibiting artist Odette England and writer, feminist and animal rights advocate Carol J. Adams for an online discussion inspired by and responding to their respective books ‘Dairy Character’ (2021) and ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ (1990).

This event is presented in partnership with University of Melbourne – Victorian College of the Arts.

The event will be held on Zoom.

Australian Eastern Daylight Time: 12 noon.

North American Central Time Zone: Sunday night, March 26, 8 pm

Register via Zoom here

Odette England is an Australian/British photographer whose work references autobiography, gender, reproductive labor, land and ritual, having been raised in a male-dominant immigrant farming community. Her work has been exhibited in more than 100 museums, galleries, and art spaces worldwide, and is held in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Recent awards and grants include: 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship, Light Work, RISCA Photography Fellowship, Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund, Puffin Foundation Grant, Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship and Anonymous Was a Woman. Her monograph Dairy Character won the 2021 Light Work Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2022 Australian Photobook of the Year. She has an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and a PhD from the Australian National University.

Carol J. Adams is a feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and independent scholar and the author of numerous books including her pathbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, now in a Bloomsbury Revelations edition celebrating its 25th anniversary. It has been translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, and French. She is the co-editor of several important anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (with Lori Gruen)—a second, expanded edition appeared in 2022—and The Good it Promises; The Harm it Causes: Critical Essays on Effective Altruism published in 2023 (co-edited with Alice Crary and Lori Gruen The Carol J. Adams Reader: Writings and Conversations 1995-2015 appeared in the fall of 2016. Her writings are the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams’ groundbreaking work. Her writings are the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams’ groundbreaking work.