College Art Association: Centennial Session on Feminism

Feb 10, 2011 - Feb 10, 2011

CAA Annual Conference 2011

New York Hilton
New York, NY

Contact: Documenta

Audio of the 2011 CAA Centennial Session on “Feminism,” chaired by Norma Broude of American University and Griselda Pollock of the University of Leeds, has been uploaded to the website of Documenta, the major international art exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. The next one, Documenta 13, is scheduled for June 9–September 16, 2012, and its website has become a repository for news on preliminary events and happenings as well as a forum for discussing timely issues in the art world. Its artistic director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, a panelist in the “Feminism” session, arranged to have the 2½-hour audio recording posted to the Documenta website, where it will be permanently archived and available to promote discussion among a worldwide array of visitors to that site.

The CAA session was organized as two panels: the first on “Attaining Full Equality: Women, Artists, Museums, and Markets,” moderated by Broude, and the second on “New Directions and International Perspectives in Feminist Art History,” led by Pollock. After four decades of feminist scholarship and political activism in the art world, and on the occasion of CAA’s centenary, the session brought together a cross-generational and international group of museum-affiliated curators, international art-fair and exhibition organizers, art-market experts, and art historians to share their perspectives on present accomplishments, institutional impediments, productive strategies, and future frontiers for feminism’s creative enterprise.

College Art Association: Centennial Session on Feminism
AUDIO link

Presented within the context of the 99th annual College Art Association Conference, this 2.5 hour discussion addressed the general topic of "feminism" by focusing on two themed panels. The first tackled the subject of  "Attaining Full Equality: Women, Artists, Museums and Markets" and the second took up "New Directions and International Perspectives in Feminist Art History" as its charge.  The program and lineup was conceived and organized jointly by Norma Broude and Griselda Pollock and took place in New York City on February 10, 2011.

Panel 1: Attaining Full Equality: Women Artists, Museums, and Markets
Moderator:  Norma Broude, American University

Connie Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA (13)
Carol Duncan, Professor Emerita, Ramapo College
Catherine Morris, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum
Katja Zigerlig, Private Client Group, Chartis Insurance

Panel 2: New Directions and International Perspectives in Feminist Art History
Moderator: Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds

Elsa Hsiang-Chun Chen, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Joan Kee, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Laura Malosetti-Costa, IDAES (Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales) Universidad Nacional de San Martín, and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Charmaine Nelson, McGillUniversity
Jenni Sorkin, Getty Research Institute

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

Event Type: Panel Discussion