Feminist and Cooperative Model in the Art World

Feb 11, 2011 - Feb 11, 2011

Hilton Hotel NY

6th Ave.,
NYC, NY 11358

Phone Number: 646-2662186
Contact: Fuchiawen LIen

At the CAA Conference- Feminism and the Cooperative Model in the Art World
Sharyn Finnegan, Parsons the New School for Design, ADHT Department, 66 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10011 (finnegas@newschool.edu); and Fu Chia-Wen Lien, Dishman Art Museum, Art Department, Lamar University, PO Box 10027, Beaumont TX 77710 (fulien@att.net).

The Feminist Art Movement of the early 1970s coincided with a new wave of artist-run cooperatives in the then industrial area of SoHo in New York. The confluence of these two movements resulted in an unusual percentage of women artists, about 50%, in those SoHo galleries where they found empowerment and a supportive community. Many of those women artists went on to professional careers still active today. Our panel seeks papers addressing any aspect of this history from 1968 on. What are the reasons the cooperative model seemed so effective for women artists? Why is this collaborative model useful today? Papers might address the genesis and history of groups like Redstockings, Guerilla Girls, feminist artist-run organizations and cooperative galleries and other artist-run cooperatives as they impacted women artists’ position in the art world.

Event Type: Panel Discussion