Philosophy of Disturbatory Feminist Art


  • Gemma Argüello Manresa Universidad de las Américas Puebla



Femicides, Feminist Art, Disturbatory Art


In this paper I will show how contemporary feminist artists whose works concern femicides address three senses of the term “to disappear”. These works can be particularly disturbing, along the lines of  Danto’s notion of  disturbatory art, since these kinds of works use artistic means to unveil the social and subjective implications of gender crimes.

Author Biography

Gemma Argüello Manresa, Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Gemma Argüello Manresa is Associate Professor at Universidad de las Américas Puebla. She obtained her PhD (Cum Laude) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in the Department of Philosophy. She had previously obtained Master Degrees in Aesthetics and Theory of Art, and Aesthetics and Theory of Contemporary Art by the same University. She has published papers in journals, books and conferences on Philosophy, Aesthetics, Digital Art Theory, Theory and Philosophy of Art and Film Theory. She has been member of different research projects at the Universitat Autònma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Lerma, where she was Visiting Professor in the Digital Art and Media Program, and the Institute of Philosophical Research at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where she was Postdoctoral Fellow with a project on Aesthetic Judgment and Moral Value. She works on Philosophy of Contemporary Art; Philosophy of Computer Art; the intersections between Aesthetics, Political Philosophy and Ethics; and Philosophy of Film.  She has also worked in curatorial projects for some exhibitions. She is member of the Mexican National Research System (SNI-level 1), and Social Media Manager of the American Society for Aesthetics.