As part of its current exhibition The Feminist Art Program (1970-1975): Cycles of Collectivity, REDCAT partners with The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles to present Our Everyday Insurrections: Art & Feminisms in California, a free daylong program on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The subject finds its roots in the history of the Institute—the Feminist Art Program at CalArts and Fresno State College were both founded by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. Running concurrently with the REDCAT exhibition, the day of films and panel discussions notes the impact of the groundbreaking program and the legacy of feminist artists throughout California.
More about the Our Everyday Insurrections from REDCAT:
The day’s events give voice to an intergenerational group of artists, art historians, curators, and educators, whose work helped found California’s early feminist art movement and who continue to shape and transform diverse perspectives into transfeminismos here today. California’s unique context and histories influence the artists and pedagogies developing within it, ranging from its environmental concerns, social justice movements, relationship to the border, confluence of diasporic communities, and institutional histories (art schools and museums). The program speaks to a plurality of feminisms born from these intersections.
The program begins at MOCA, followed by events at REDCAT. See the full day’s schedule below.
1-1:45 pm | MOCA Grand
Introduction and screening of Judy Chicago and the California Girls (Judith Dancoff, 1971, 25 min)
2-3 pm | MOCA Grand
A Pedagogical Experiment: Artists and Collaborators from the Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College & CalArts
Participating panelists: Nancy Youdelman (Art BFA 73), Dori Atlantis, Karen LeCocq, Judith Dancoff
Moderator: Rebecca Lowery
3:30-4 pm | REDCAT
Exhibition walkthrough: The Feminist Art Program (1970-1975): Cycles of Collectivity
4-5 pm | REDCAT
Feminist Art Practices: Community Activism and Living Archives
Participating panelists: ak jenkins (Art MFA 23), Elana Mann (Art MFA 07), Amitis Motevalli, Pau Pescador
Moderator: Talia Heiman
5-6 pm | REDCAT
Mobilizing Gender Discourses in Pedagogy and Art
Participating panelists: Suzanne Lacy (Art MFA 73), Amelia Jones, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
Moderator: Daniela Lieja Quintanar
6-8 pm | REDCAT
The Olga Garay-English and Dr. Kerry English REDCAT Lounge