This month, we are pleased to present the second portion of Dialogues in the Visual Arts: Transnationalism and Women Artists in the Diaspora on Wednesday, March 21 at 7PM. The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a reception. Admission for the event is $5.
New York is now home to many women artists who transcend borders and who form an international feminist diaspora. Many artists come from countries in the Middle East where it is difficult for women to exhibit and contribute to the cultural sphere, but also from a Middle East country like Israel which offers equality for women. Others come from countries in Asia, Africa, South America, and even Europe. Many work from a feminist perspective; their work addresses gender, the environment, consumerism, the relationship between the individual and the state.
What attracts them to New York besides the opportunity to live in a city that is at the center of the art world? Are they attracted by a multinational atmosphere in the New York art world? Do they feel that New York accepts political and activist feminism in the visual arts? What are the sources for their feminism? Has their presence and the ideas they bring with them influenced the visual arts discourse in the city? Does living in New York affect their work as artists? These are a few of the issues that will be addressed by the panel.
Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Institute for Women, and Art, A.I.R. Gallery and The Feminist Art Projects, the panel will be moderated by Judith K. Brodsky and Julie Lohnes. Panelists include: Cui Fei, Ofri Cnaani, Negar Ahkami, Midori Yoshimoto and Tatiana Flores. Ferris Olin joins the panel as discussant. Susan Fleminger is the curator of this series (Dialogues in the Visual Arts.)