The Feminist Art Project: Day of Panels at CAA 2009

Feb 28, 2009 - Feb 28, 2009

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502A, Level 2

Room 502A, Level 2
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angles, CA 90015

Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Phone Number: 732-932-3726
Contact: Connie Tell


College Art Association Annual Conference 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
L.A. Convention Center
Room 502A, Level 2
Free and open to the public


Interstitial Talk:  Dena Muller, Art Table

9:00-10:30 a.m.
"Black Women, But, Are They Feminists? - Issues: their gender, their artwork, their lives as artists"

Suzanne Jackson, Savannah College of Art and Design
Panelists:  Senga Nengudi, Independent Artist; Carrie Mae Weems, Independent Artist; and Linda Goode-Bryant, Independent Artist

This panel will examine questions about the past and present concerns women of color have had in the artworld surrounding feminism and feminist issues.  The evolution of black consciousness for women and the complications of all women not seeking freedom from traditional roles remain important aspects of the dialogue surrounding race and gender for women of color.

Interstitial Performance:  Nancy Popp, Harvard-Westlake School

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
"Salon des Refuses" or who was/is "in" and "out" of the recent feminist exhibitions

Maren Hassinger, Maryland Institute College of Art
Panelists:  Moira Roth, Mills College; Joan Semmel, Independent Artist; Kris Kuramitsu, Independent Curator; Eve M. Fowler, Independent Artist

Recent feminist exhibitions, including "WACK!:  Art and the Feminist Revolution," received considerable press and attention, but did not include all of the women who played significant roles in the decade of the 1970s. This panel will consider what the situation and meaning is of not having one's work recognized in these exhibitions.

Interstitial Performance:  Phranc, Independent Artist

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Transnational Feminisms

Chairs:  Yong Soon Min, UC Irvine and Connie Samaras, University of California, Irvine
Panelists:  Lida Abdul, Afghanistan and Orange County; Sara Diamond, Ontario College of Art and Design; Maura Reilly, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Midori Yoshimoto, New Jersey City University; Erica Cho, artist.

Given the proliferation of difference--some that matter and much that is superfluous--that characterizes the contemporary globalized art field, our conversation will center on markers of difference in the intersections of class, race, age, sexuality, nationality and media that signal notable shifts in our understanding of female subjectivity.  Moreover, we will consider how these shifting understandings are imbricated within issues of translation in the transnational cultural traffic. 

Interstitial Performance:  Denise Uyehara, University of Califonia at Irvine

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Artists Converse on Feminism

Chair:  Maria Buszek, Kansas City Art Institute
Panelists:  Andrea Bowers, California Institute of Arts; Cheri Gaulke, Harvard-Westlake School; Catherine Opie, University of California, Los Angeles

How do artists consider the questions about feminism in their art?   How do artists consider these questions in various media?  How does the social situation of women today impact their work?  What is the status of the body, of the body beautiful in art?  What political issues most engage feminist artists today?  These are only a few of the points of discussion for this conversation between feminist artists working in different media and coming-of-age under different phases of feminist activism.

Interstitial Talk:  Johanna Burton, Whitney Museum of American Art

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Performances Galore

Chair: C. Jill O'Bryan, Ph.D., artist and independent scholar based in New York and New Mexico
Panelists: Joanna Frueh, University of Arizona; Maureen Nappi, Long Island University; Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.; Michelle Winowiak, Independent Artist; Jen Zakrzewski and Kristen Rhea van Liew, Independent Artists. Discussant: Tanya Augsburg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies Program, San Francisco State University. 
With the recognition that scholarly feminist art commentary is best when grounded in artwork, these live performances precede an open discussion with the artists. This panel includes new performances by young and elder, famous and not-so famous feminist performance artists.

The Feminist Art Project wishes to thank all the panelists and performers for their participation.  Special thanks goes to Anne Swartz for organizing this day's events.


The Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers, home to The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) in collaboration with Rutgers University Libraries' Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists invites attendees of the Saturday, February 28 TFAP @ CAA sessions to make yourself known to posterity.  Take time to give oral history about your involvement with the feminist art movement and/or your work as a feminist visual arts professional. Visit out videographer, located just outside room 502A, Lower Level of the LA Convention Center, to make a 5 minute testimonial. Your remarks will become part of the TFAP Archives which will eventually be deposited in the Schapiro Archives on Women Artists. Please bring this completed release form with you to give to the videographer.

For more information contact:
Connie Tell
TFAP Project Manager
191 College Ave., 2nd floor,
Institute for Women & Art @Rutgers  
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932-3726 x 16 

Event Type: Panel Discussion