Linda Nochlin, co-curator of the Center’s inaugural exhibition Global Feminisms, will be a respondent at this upcoming MoMA symposium:
The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts
January 26-27, 2007
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days
Titus Theater 1
This symposium addresses critical questions surrounding the relationship between art and gender, bringing together international leaders in contemporary art, art history, and related disciplines. After the activism of the 1960s and ’70s, and the revisionist critiques of the 1980s and ’90s, this symposium will examine ways in which gender is currently addressed by artists, museums, and the academy, and its future role in art practice and scholarship.
Details about the event, including the full list of speakers, can be found on MoMA’s Web site.
The Feminist Future symposium will be audiostreamed live on WPS1 Art Radio on January 26 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
Audio and video recordings of the symposium will be posted in their entirety at www.moma.org/audio one to two weeks after the event.
Linda Nochlin photo by Adam Husted
Before coming to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Melissa Messina earned her MFA from Pratt Institute where she received the Presidential Merit Award in Painting. While there, she coordinated the 2005–06 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, which featured such artists as Vanessa Beecroft, Mariko Mori, Judy Pfaff, and Joan Snyder. During this time, she also worked as a Curatorial and Sales Associate for a private dealer in New York specializing in modern abstraction. Prior to moving to New York, Messina was hired by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs as an independent curator and executed several regional and national group exhibitions for their public art galleries, City Gallery East and City Gallery at Chastain. In Atlanta, she was also Assistant Director at Comer Art Advisory, LLC, in 2004, and a Curatorial and Marketing Associate for the art consulting firm, Barkin-Leeds Ltd., 2001–2003. She recently was the Assistant Curator to Ernesto Pujol for the exhibition Mediating America (June 2006) at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, and was invited to jury the exhibition Adam's Rib Eve's Air in Her Hair (January 2007) at the feminist art gallery SOHO20 in Chelsea. Her own artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the Southeast, New England, and New York.