Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Women Are Wack

Martha Rosler’s collage Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain: Hot House, or Harem (1966-72)

For the first time the United States has a viable female presidential candidate, which gives us an excellent motivation to learn the feminist history that was glossed over in school. Fortuitously, WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution, has found its way to New York after premiering at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles last year. WACK! is the first comprehensive exploration of the international foundations of feminist art.

The 120 artists and artist groups work in a broad range of media that reflects the themes of geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses. The exhibition covers 1968-1980 with a focus on the breadth of international feminist art while also highlighting New York City’s role. The artists featured are both women who were involved in the feminist movement and women who did not necessarily embrace feminist ideologies but were influenced by them.

In addition to the standing exhibit, P.S.1 is hosting weekly events to bring the featured artists together with a younger generation. This Saturday, February 23rd, from 2pm-6pm, the feminist genderqueer artist collective LTTR is sponsoring a roving installation by the editors of their journal to encourage conversation. At 4pm on Sunday February 24th check out Pink Bloque Revisited, an interactive workshop with re-united members of the radical Chicago street dance troupe at 4pm so you can get your dance on before a night out.

Click here for more events.

On exhibit through May 12, 2008.
First, Second, and Third Floors, P.S.1
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
pic and info:worship worthy

No comments: