Marie Watt (Seneca Nation), Untitled (Dream Catcher), (detail), 2014, reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread , 107 x 99.5 inches, photo by Aaron Johanson

Virtual Reception: Feminisms

Saturday, September 26, 2020 6pm – 8pm

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516 ARTS, in partnership with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, presents Feminisms, an exhibition featuring artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Guest curator Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) has assembled works that are far reaching, from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. The artists approach their process and practice in a variety of mediums including video, performance, installation, and two- and three-dimensional works, which are all connected to current cultural, political, historical and semiotic climates. Feminisms was developed in conjunction with a new initiative spearheaded by the Feminist Art Coalition, a national effort seeking to inspire a broad variety of exhibitions and programs across the country to centralize feminist perspectives and concerns in the cultural consciousness leading into the year following the 2020 election. This endeavor takes feminist thought and practice as its point of departure and considers art as a catalyst for civic engagement. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay comprised of a dialogue between Lucy Lippard and Andrea R. Hanley.