30 January, 2007

The Feminist Art Project

TheFeministArtProject: CAA 2007

Contact: Anne Swartz (aswartzcaa@mail.com)

In conjunction with the upcoming 2007 annual conference of the College Art Association, there will be a series of events sponsored by TheFeministArtProject, co-organized by the late internationally-renowned art critic Arlene Raven and art historian Anne Swartz.

The College Art Association s the membership organization that promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and
technical skill in the teaching and practices of art.

TheFeministArtProject is a national initiative recognizing the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture.

In addition to panels featuring renowned and emerging visual arts professionals, there will be receptions at Chelsea galleries, which will host Feminist art exhibitions.

The first reception will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at A.I.R. Gallery, West 25th Street, Suite 301, Chelsea, in conjunction with the exhibition, “The Changing Room: Object and Metaphor,” new work by Daria Dorosh and “One True Thing,” a group show of work by A.I.R. Gallery Artists curated by Dena Muller.

The second reception will be held on Friday, February 16 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Ceres Gallery for “Agents of CHANGE: Women, Art, and Intellect,” curated by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Maryland Institute College of Art, at Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, in Chelsea.

On Saturday, February 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., a series of panel presentations, interviews, performances, and other panel formats will be held. They will provoke, intrigue, and engage audience members with the developments and topics surrounding Feminist Art and women’s involvement in cultural production.

The schedule of panels is as follows:
Are We There Yet? The Status and Impact of Second- and Third-Wave Feminism,
Women’s Art, the Women’s Art Movement, and “Feminist Art”
Anne Swartz, Savannah College of Art and Design

Feminism, Women, and Museums
Elizabeth Mansfield, The University of the South

American Art and Sexual Trauma
Vivien Green Fryd, Professor of the History of Art, Vanderbilt University

Back to the Front
Helena Reckitt, Toronto-based independent critic/curator

Occupying Our Hearts: Performing Self-Transformation through Feminist Art
Joanna Frueh, Distinguished Professor, School of Art, University of Arizona and
Professor Emerita of Art History, University of Nevada, Reno

“Life of the Mind, Life of the Market”: A Reevaluation of the Contribution of
Theory to Feminist Art from 1980 to 2006
Mira Schor, Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design

Re-gendering Public Practice
Suzanne Lacy, Chair of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles


For information on TheFeministArtProject: http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/
For information on CAA 2007: http://conference.collegeart.org/2007/special

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