Beyond Empowerment

June 7, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beyond Empowerment: Writing Diverse Feminisms
Pen+Brush, 29 East 22nd Street
Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 - 9:00PM


Art has always been a privileged site for feminist activism and creativity, and yet female-identified artists and writers remain beleaguered by sexism. How can writers, curators, gallerists, and cultural producers help address this paradox? How can we amplify the voices of female artists, critics, and cultural producers without reaffirming sexist stereotypes?

This discussion of feminist writing and criticism features Laia Garcia, deputy editor at Lenny; Jasmin Hernandez, independent arts writer and founder of Gallery Gurls; Wendy Vogel, independent writer and curator and former editor at Flash Art International and Modern Painters; and Julia Wolkoff, assistant editor at Art in America. The conversation will explore possibilities for amplifying the voices of female-identified cultural agents. This series is moderated by William J. Simmons, a feminist art critic, lecturer in art history at the City College of New York, and Mellon Foundation Fellow in Women's History at the New-York Historical Society.

The first event on Wednesday kicks off at 7pm with mingling and a wine reception followed by the panel discussion from 7.30 to 9pm, generously hosted by Pen + Brush.

And stay tuned for information about the second part of the summer series to be held in July, which will focus on curating and the representation of female artists in galleries and museums.

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