20 February, 2007

Feminist Forum (2007)

We organized this M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online Forum precisely because of the contradictory aspects of this renewed interest in feminist art. The many exhibitions and panel discussions on feminist art listed above suggest the desire for a reassessment of the history and the current situation of feminist art and art by women around the world. However, the picture of the art made by women in the 1970s is inevitably partial given the scope of the subject. In proposing this forum to a large spectrum of women artists spanning at least three generations, we wanted to create a situation for reconsideration of 70s feminist art and the 70s in general. The questions we posed were:

Which women artists' work were you particularly interested in during the 1970s? What work were you doing? If you have come of age since the 1970s, what works by women artists of that time or of your generation have been influential for you? What are you doing in your own work that you feel relates to the Feminist Art Movement?



Exhibitions that are part of the Feminist Art Project in 2006 to 2007 include

How American Women Artists invented Postmodernism 1970-1975, curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin at Rutgers University,

the opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum,

Global Feminisms curated by Linda Nochlin and Maura Reilly opening at the Sackler in March, and

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, curated by Connie Butler, opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and coming to PS.1 in New York next year,

One True Thing, curated by Dena Muller at A.I.R. Gallery,

From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now at the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St John's University in Queens, curated by Claudia Sbrissa,

Re:Generation, curated by Joan Snyder and her daughter Molly Snyder-Fink, a show of 18 emerging women artists for the 35th Anniversary of the Womens' Artists Series at Douglass College, at Smack Mellon Galleries in Dumbo and The Kentler International Drawing Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn,

Women, Art, and Intellect, curated by Leslie King-Hammond, at Ceres Gallery; and also,

“The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts” a two-day symposium that was at MoMA in January 2007 and a day of panels that are part of the Feminist Art Project at the 2007 CAA Annual Conference in New York in February 2007.

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