Rape, Representation, and Radicality |TFAP@CAA: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the Annual College Art Association Conference 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 6th Avenue
Trianon Ballroom
New York, NY 10019

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm | This event is free and open to the public.
Phone Number: 848-932-3726
Contact: tfap@cwah.rutgers.edu
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RAPE, REPRESENTATION, AND RADICALITY
Intersectional feminist art has long dealt with the oppressions and violations stemming from colonialism, slavery, and couverture. Rape, Representation, and Radicality is a full-day symposium that will explore sex, power, and justice through intersectional art and activism, academics, and healing. The forum brings academic study, intellectual discourse, and visceral candor together to create a shared space and to demand bodily autonomy.

Rape, Representation, and Radicality 
will address how sexual assault has affected feminist art practices, and who has power and why. Presenters will discuss what institutional changes are needed to work towards sexual justice, and how race and gender impact the experiences and responses within the context of contemporary feminist discourse. The hidden legacy of Women of Color, within the conversation about sexual violence, sexual empowerment, artistic praxis, and art history, must be re-contextualized and revised to be included accurately. The current cultural narrative around sexual violence necessitates re-orientation to include those who are left out of the conversation. This forum will present strategies to understand, rectify, reclaim and move forward towards healing.


Symposium Chairs:
Christen Clifford (Independent Artist; The New School) and Jasmine Wahi (School of Visual arts; Project for Empty Space)


SCHEDULE:


8:30am - 10am
Welcome and Introductory remarks:
Connie Tell, The Feminist Art Project, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University 
Christen Clifford
, Independent Artist, and The New School; and Jasmine Wahi, School of Visual Arts, and Project for Empty Space


The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S.
Presenter: Monika Fabijanska, (Independent Curator)


Sexing the Canvas: The Rape of the Black Female Body in Art

Presenter: Indira Bailey (Penn State School of Visual Arts)


10:30am - 12pm

Gender, Sexuality, and Power: Social Activist Art Practices
Panelists: Suzanne Lacy (University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design), Emma Sulkowicz (Independent Artist; Resident Artist, Museum of Arts and Design), Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons (Vanderbilt University), Moderator: Vivien G. Fryd (Vanderbilt University)



12pm - 12:30pm        LUNCH BREAK



12:30 - 2:00pm
Taking Back the Narrative

Conversation between Jaishri Abichandani (Independent Artist) and Christen Clifford, (Independent Artist; The New School)

Performances
Bad Woman Katya Grokhovsky
Operation Catsuit Ayana Evans
Action IV Castellanos


2pm - 3:30pm
Rewriting Narratives in the #MeToo Moment

Panelists: Natalie Frank (Independent Artist), Pricilla Frank (Journalist, The Huffington Post)


4pm - 5:30pm
Looking for Sexual Justice
- Representing Sexual Violence across Film and Video Art
Conversation between Kalliopi Minioudaki (Independent Scholar) and Talia Lugacy (The New School)


Visible Invisibility: WoC in the context of the MeToo Movement
Presenters: Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist), Viva Ruiz (Independent Artist)


Healing Exercise and Finale
Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi


wheelchair accessible


For more information contact:
Connie Tell
Director, The Feminist Art Project
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
640 Bartholomew Road #125a
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-3726

tfap@rci.rutgers.edu











Event Type: Symposium