Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions

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Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions

24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
March 5th, 2007 - March 10th, 2007
Opening: March 8th, 2007 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

san fernando valley
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions
feminist, women


The exhibition will feature artworks that explore, expand and evaluate Feminist thought. CalArts students, faculty, and alumni in dialogue with feminist discourse, will be showcased in a gallery installation as well as two weeks of performances, readings, film screenings, and workshops.

Exhibition will take place in the Main, L-Shape, D-300 & D-301 Galleries

Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions is a student-organized project based at California Institute of the Arts that seeks to produce discourse around the questions and contexts of contemporary feminist practice in art and society.  The project encompasses projects and workshops proposed by students from across the schools of CalArts, a curated exhibition of student, faculty, and alumni works addressing feminism, a feminist performance series, and a day-long symposium of panel discussions with guest artists, activists, and curators.

While, WACK! presents a survey of work up to 1980, Exquisite Acts brings feminist practice into the present. "We wanted to partner with MOCA to continue the conversation initiated by the WACK! exhibition," said Audrey Chan, student co-organizer of the Exquisite Acts symposium. "We formed a collaborative group to develop events that reflect the younger generation's desire to communicate with feminists of different eras and within the current CalArts community. The goal of the project is to understand our roles, as artists and citizens, in shaping the future of feminism."

CalArts played an influential role in the women's movement of the early 1970s. During that time, the Institute housed the unprecedented Feminist Art Program and Women's Design Program, which created the first large-scale public feminist art installation Womanhouse, in downtown Los Angeles, and published the influential anthology Anonymous Was a Woman. Other influences include the Feminist Art Workshop (FAWS) and the 1998 F-Word conference at CalArts.

CalArts will host a number of events, concurrent with WACK!, at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. Programs include Where Did Our Love Go? -- a week-long series of classic and contemporary feminist film and video screenings curated by Bérénice Reynaud, a talk by activist artist and critic Martha Rosler, and a performance by legendary dancer and artist Yvonne Rainer. CalArts is also hosting Feminaissance, a conference on experimental women writers, at MOCA.

For More Information:

Schedule for Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Project

Where Did Our Love Go?

Martha Rosler in Conversation

CalArts and other Los Angeles-based schools and organizations participating in feminist programming will list their events in the Calendar area of the Feminist Art Project website:

Participating Artists:

Danielle Adair
Saul Alvarez
Ian Arenas
Jennifer Bruce
Camlab (Anna Mayer & Jemima   Wyman)
Angie Cardone
Anneliese Charek
Akina Cox with Cynthia Toffey,
  Nancy Genn & Kara Toffey
Greg Curtis and Al Schulte
Bianca D’Amico
Mariechen Danz
Zackary Drucker
Emily Eklund
Diana-Sofia Estrada
Lindsay Foster
Anna Jones, Madison Metro,
   Jade Thacker & Niko Solorio
Meekyung Lee
Eileen Levinson
Laida Lertxundi & Lucas Quigley
Anna Mayer
Alex Olson
Nate Page
Marcus Pontellos
Cynthia Simonian
Niko Solorio
Clarissa Tossin
Miller Updegraff
Kaari Upson & Miller Updegraff
Jemima Wyman
Rosha Yaghmai
Chie Yamayoshi
Karen Atkinson
Lynda Benglis*
Nancy Buchanan
Kaucyila Brooke
Jo Ann Callis
Anoka Faruqee
Judy Fiskin
Connie Hatch
Martin Kersels
Darcy Huebler
Francesca N. Penzani
Shirley Tse
Matias Viegener
Christine Wertheim
Millie Wilson
* former faculty

Judie Bamber
Sherry Brody
Zoe Crosher
Gilda Davidian
Amelia de Neergaard
Chris Diaz & Vivian Babuts
Dana Duff
Ida Foreman
Trulee Grace Hall
Mara Lonner
Robin Mitchell
Julie Orser
Laura Owens
Shizu Saldamando
Rena Small
Genn Toffey
Anne Walsh
Dee Williams
Michiko Yao
Teri Yarbrow
Nancy Youdelman
Bari Ziperstein