Calartians Present at The Feminist Art Project’s Panel Discussions at MOCA

A still from event co-organizer Elana Mann's film, 'Wild Horses, or Land, horses, land of a thousand dances, la mer (de),' 2010, 3:31 min.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, The Feminist Art Project presents Shares & Stakeholders, a day of free panels hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), during a satellite event of the 100th Annual College Art Association Conference. Organized by CalArts School of Art alumae Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) and Elana Mann (Art MFA 07), the event “gauges the present and future of feminist artistic thought and practice.”

The panels will focus on feminist art, educational models, the roles of men in feminist art, interventionist art strategies, radical queer art making and feminism as a daily humanist practice. These presentations allow speakers to share their perspectives as artists, educators, curators, art historians, filmmakers and writers to build upon a tradition of feminism in LA.

Among the conference speakers are Critical Studies faculty Christine Wertheim and Film/Video faculty Nancy Buchanan, who moderate the first session of the day (9:10-10:30 am), Feminist Art Education: Renewal and Revision. Featured panelists are Photography and Media faculty member Kaucyila Brooke, independent curator and writer Claudia Slanar (Critical Studies MA 09, MFA 11) and Savannah College of Art and Design faculty member Barbara McCullough.

More about this session from The Feminists Art Project website:

What is the value of feminist arts pedagogy today? In the years since Judy Chicago initiated the first Feminist Art Program in 1970, women students have called for their own opportunities to define and discuss their relationship to feminism. At CalArts, twice in the past 15 years, students have unearthed the documents of the Feminist Art Program, and organized symposia to convene multiple feminist generations for discussion. What do current scholarship and art practices reflect, regarding feminism? Is there a need for women-only studio classes? In addition to a lively discussion of these questions, we will screen Define, a video meditation on the semiotics of ethnic female identity by O.Funmilayo Makarah, and scholar Claudia Slanar will deliver an illustrated lecture on previously undiscovered 1970s feminist works.

The panel, along with four additional discussions throughout the day at MOCA are free of charge.

The Feminist Project: Shares & Stakeholders
Ahmanson Auditorium
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 am-5 pm

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