Feminist Art: Where is it? Who has it?
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The space can only hold 15 people max. So please RSVP to hold a spot for yourself and a plus one.
Please RSVP by March 10 -
email me at email@example.com or private message me on FB with FEMINIST ART in the subject line.
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Monday APRIL 8. 6-9pm
Tuesday APRIL 16. 6-9
This evening discussion will focus on intersections of feminist and institutional practices, asking what a feminist art collection looks like? Where it is? Who collects it? Interrogating how curatorial practices including large and small institutions impact its reception and representation. Our conversation will specifically be concerned with how the gallery, a public space, represents and collects feminist art.
For example, what is feminist about the curation of Frida Kahlo and Patti Smith showing at the AGO? Are there aspects of post-feminism that we can interrogate? What smaller galleries or artists run centres are collecting or representing feminist art in Toronto?
This is a very informal and respectful discussion.
All are welcome.
In preparation for this talk it would be lovely if you took some time to watch/read the following. However, if you cannot watch or read any of this, that’s okay too. Please just come prepared with a working definition of what Feminist Art is, where it exists, or should exist )
( you can stream this in its entirety for free on various sites online )
Michelle Meagher 2011. “Telling Stories about Feminist Art” Feminist Theory 12.3
Available for free download here:
This conversation is inspired in part by my research and also by this previous event
I was unable to attend this event, but have been intrigued and inspired by the themes the organizers were working with.
How are Toronto artists, curators, queers and feminists thinking through issues of feminist art in relationship to curation, archives, institutions and sex politics?
Accessibility info: We regret that our space is not accessible. Whippersnapper has a removable wooden ramp for the front entrance of our space but it is not to code. Our bathroom is not accessible (located down a flight of stairs in the basement). Since our main space is very small (11x11ft), we are happy to rearrange the spatial layout as needed for the mobility/comfort of attendees. As we don’t have funds for the Discussion Den, we cannot arrange for professional ASL translation. We will work with facilitators of public discussions, or offer co-facilitation, to do the best we can to ensure that a respectful and anti-oppressive space will be maintained for all participants.