Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice
March 10 - April 24, 2017
Opening reception: March 10, 5-8 p.m. With performances by Laura Anderson Barbata with Fem Appeal, and by Las Nietas de Nonó.
I am thrilled to open this exhibition with my co-curator Melissa Hilliard Potter at Columbia College's Glass Curtain Gallery. Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice is the first exhibition of its kind to position the feminist art movement as the progenitor of contemporary socially-engaged art. The exhibition features women-identified, North American artists whose work focuses on radical acts of the personal and political: Laura Anderson Barbata’s Julia Pastrana: A Homecoming, including the gender-subverting, history re-envisioning burlesque performance with Fem Appeal; Marisa Jahn’s The Careforce, with a public performance choreographed and performed by activists of the domestic labor movement; Las Nietas de Nonó’s Ilustraciones de la Mecánica, participatory theatre of untold narratives about reproductive health in Puerto Rico; Megan Young’s Longest Walk, with Angela Davis Fegan, an installation of female identifying bodies in public spaces created in protest of politics as usual; and a featured recent work entitled Snow Workers’ Ballet by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, one of the pioneers of the social practice movement.
More information at Colum.edu/Revolution