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The Feminist Art Project: TFAP@CAA: Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance

Time: 02/24/2018: 10:00AM–4:30PM
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Symposium: Full day of feminist art panels. Free and open to all.

Symposium Chairs: Jamillah James, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Lanka Tattersall, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

As the first convening of TFAP@CAA conceived during the Trump administration, this symposium will address urgent, intertwined threats to feminism and radical artistic practice under a political regime antagonistic to both. Following Martha Rosler’s astute analysis that “[a] critique of ideology necessitates some materialistic grounding if it is to rise above the theological,” the symposium will be rooted in the material conditions of feminist practices that resist patriarchal ideologies, especially on the level of state-sanctioned control and oppression. The symposium will also open space for the discussion of practices of art and art history that shed light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, with a special focus on methodologies pressing at the limits of art history. Finally, the symposium will act as a tactical platform, where feminists whose practices may not sit within conventional definitions of art are invited to share their skills and strategies.

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Welcome and Introductory remarks

Connie Tell , TFAP, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University Jamillah James, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Lanka Tattersall, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

10:15 – 11:00 AM
Keynote address: Martha Rosler

11:05 – 12:30 PM
“Borders, Bodies, and Access to Knowledge as Power”
Panelists: Shoghig Halajian, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Litia Perta, additional participants to be announced

12:30 – 1:30

1:30 – 3:00 PM
”The Web as a Political Space”
Panelists: Aria Dean, Ceci Moss, Guadalupe Rosales, Martine Syms, Angela Washko

3:05 – 4:30 PM
Roundtable: “Curatorial and Artistic Strategies around Activism, Representation, and Collective Space” Participants: Courtney Fink, Kate Johnson & Sarah Williams, Young Joon Kwak, Cauleen Smith, additional participants to be announced


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