Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum
Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for Museum Members; $5 for students/senior citizens.
Each ticket includes the full-day symposium as well as Museum admission.
Tickets are available at the Visitor Center in the lobby during Museum hours starting March 1st. The event is expected to sell out quickly.
Feminisms Without Borders examines contemporary feminist art from a transnational perspective. The symposium offers two panels—Resisting Histories of Art and Local/Global Feminisms—in which a range of experts in the field each discuss their individual areas of specialization, encompassing a broad geographical spectrum.
10:00–10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Panel I: Resisting Histories of Art
The dominance of male European and American artists within art institutions and the canon of art history has long been a subject of contention. Each of the panelists has made a significant contribution to this discourse by addressing sexism and/or racism in their theoretical, curatorial, or art-historical projects.
- Xabier Arakistain, Director and Curator at the Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
- Connie Butler, Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Joe Martin Hill, Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and founder of Vision-Connect, a New York–based curatorial consultancy
- Tracey Rose, South African–born artist who lives and works in Johannesburg.
- Abigail Solomon-Godeau, art historian and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Moderated by Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Co-Curator of Global Feminisms.
12:00–12:30 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
12:30–2:00 p.m. Break
2:00–3:30 p.m. Panel II: Local/Global Feminisms
It is time to look at feminism contextually, rather than as a singular, universal term. The panelists address the concerns of women locally and globally across cultural, racial, economic, or other differences, demonstrating that feminism must always be understood in the plural, feminisms.
- Melissa Chiu, Director of the Museum and Curator for Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art, Asia Society, New York
- Lalla A. Essaydi, Moroccan-born artist who lives and works in New York City.
- Tamar Garb, Durning-Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, University College London
- José Esteban Muñoz, Chair, Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, and Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Analysis and Latino Studies, New York University
- Jovana Stokic, Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Curator of the Kimmel Center Gallery
Moderated by Maura Reilly, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Co-Curator of Global Feminisms
3:30–4:00 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
Gallery Tours with Museum Guides and Student Guides at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Feminisms Without Borders accompanies the major exhibition Global Feminisms, which inaugurates the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art was established through the generosity of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Global Feminisms is sponsored by Altria Group.
Additional support is provided by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation and the French Embassy Cultural Services.
Information provided is subject to change.