TheFeministArtProject Panels at CAA 2007

Feb 17, 2007 - Feb 17, 2007

The Feminist Art Project Space at CAA

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Time: 9:00:00
Phone Number: 212-691-1051
Contact: Anne Swartz

A full day of TFAP panels, free and open to the public.

Feminist Art Project Special Sessions, 9:30 AM-5:20 PM
Feminist Art Project Space, Third Floor, Rendezvous Trianon, Hilton New York

A day of exciting short discussion panels, in association with the Feminist Art Project (see for more information), on the following topics:

9:00-10:00 AM: 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

This session explores issues of generational, ethnic, racial, and gender crosscurrents, contextual obstructions, and indomitable spirit as they have shaped this movement, and suggests a paradigmatic shift of contemporary cultural expectations.

10:10-11:10 AM: Roundtable: Feminism, Women, and the Museum
Elizabeth Mansfield, University of the South

The influence of feminism on the practice of art history in the academy has been well charted, but the interaction between feminism and museum practices has not.

11:40 AM-12:40 PM: As the Feminine Became Public; or, Re-gendering Public Art
Suzanne Lacy, Otis College of Art and Design

This panel explores the heritage of feminist theoretical and strategic notions in activist and community-based public art trends today, both national and international.

12:50-1:50 PM: Back to the Front
Helena Reckitt, independent critic and curator, Toronto

Is feminism absent from recent art, or merely different? Might today's context mean that expressions of sexual politics by younger artists inevitably diverge from earlier paths? Moreover, how does the art of third-wave, lesbian, transgender, and cyberfeminists respond to this legacy?

2:00-3:00 PM: Occupying Our Hearts: Performing Self-Transformation through Feminist Art
Joanna Frueh, University of Nevada

Transformation is the ostensible goal of social revolution. Whatever occupies our hearts determines our capacity to transform society and culture. Using performance, scholarly presentation, conversation, and open dialogue with the audience, session participants delve into feminist art over the past forty years that performs self-transformation.

3:10-4:10 PM: Life of the Mind, Life of the Market: A Reevaluation of the Contribution of Theory to Feminist Art from 1980 to 2006
Mira Schor, painter and writer

This panel reexamines the role played by critical theory in the 1980s in promoting a more thoughtful and critical approach to art. Focusing primarily on art by women, how may we develop similar strategies in relation to the current market-driven art discourse and its preference for primarily expressive or decorative approaches to art making?

4:20-5:20 PM: American Art and Sexual Trauma
Vivien Fryd, Vanderbilt University

This panel considers how American artists exploit or condemn sexual trauma. How do artists prior to the 1970s deal with themes of sexual violence, rape, and incest? How do artists after the 1970s overtly expose the sexism in sexual violence, rape, and incest against women and men?

6:00-8:00 PM: CWA Committee For Women In The Arts (CWA) and Women'S Caucus For Art (WCA) Joint Recognition Awards Ceremony (Room and ticket information to be announced.)

This year CAA honors Judith Brodsky and Dr. Ferris Olin; WCA honorees are to be announced. This event is in conjunction with the CAA Feminist Art Project special sessions.

All sessions take place at TheFeministArtProject Space, Third Floor, Rendezvous Trianon, Hilton New York, Hilton New York, Third Floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue at 53rd St). For more information call TFAP at 732-932-9407 x27.




Documentation for this event is housed in The Feminist Art Project archives at Rutgers University.

Event Type: Panel Discussion