The Feminist Art Project: free day of panels on current feminist art issues

Would you like to attend a day of FREE panels from The Feminist Art Project? Here’s all the information you need. Check it out!


Saturday, February 13, 2010
9am – 5pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)announces the schedule for its special Day of Panels at the 2010College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference in Chicago in February 2010. TFAP will present a series of extraordinary forums on Saturday, February 13th,9am -5pm. The annual day of panels is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The TFAP Day of Panels is organized by Maria Elena Buszek, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, School of Liberal Arts, Kansas City Art Institute. The Day of Panels will address pressing feminist issues concerning contemporary feminist practices for artists, critics, and scholars,featuring collaborations between speakers from these fields, presented as dialogues and performances that would otherwise rarely find a comfortable space in the traditional CAA conference sessions.

All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Acapulco, Gold Level,West Tower, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Schedule for The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels, February 13, 2010

9:00-10:30am  When No Means More Than No
This panel will evaluate instances wherein “no” might mean more than no—or less.

10:45am-12:00 pm  Feminist Artists and Feminist Curators: AConversation About Collaboration
This round table conversation featuring feminist curators and artists will address the challenges, pleasures, and workaday details of contemporary feminist creative and curatorial practices.
12:30-1:45 pm  Wandering Uteri, de/reConstructed Vulvas, andArchitectures of Hospitality
In this provocative presentation, cyberfeminist artists/health activists/scholars combine research, on-the-ground activism, and artistic production to illuminate contemporary and historical representations of medical interventions into female/male/transgender reproductive functions and healthcare.                      

2:00-3:30 pm  Feminist Painting
What does it mean to paint “like a woman”—and how might that differ from painting as a feminist? This session brings together four artists of different generations to discuss the political ramifications of applying pigment to surface.

3:45-5:00 pm  Push and/or Pull: Trans and Gender-VariantArtistsDiscuss the Role of Feminism in Their Work
In recent years debates have raged over the place that transgender,gender-variant, and genderqueer people occupy in contemporary feminism. This panel will feature three artists who will discuss their work and how they negotiate feminism; ways that feminism is exclusive or inclusive and how they contribute to the evolution of contemporary feminist theory and praxis.

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