Crossing Boundaries: A Symposium on Feminism & The Arts

May Stevens, Big Daddy and George Jackson, Collage on paper, 22x27.5", 1972.

October 14 & 15, 2010

This two-day event explores the continuing legacy of Feminism in the arts.  All events are open to the public.

Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Professorship and the Colorado College Art Department.

Thursday, October 14, 4:30 pm

Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics Presents “Gen-Y” CAC South Theater, Free.
Challenging, irreverent, and always entertaining, Feminism & Co. explores the complicated relationship of gender to art, politics and sexuality through creative practice. This program’s theme focuses on Gen-Y feminist activism and features Girls Rock! and the crocheted street art of The Ladies Fancywork Society. Feminism & Co. is a program of the MCA Denver.

Friday, October 15, 2010
11:45 am-1:30 pm: Lunch & Conversation, Gaylord Hall, $15

Take a seat at the table for a fascinating lunch conversation between artist May Stevens; writer and curator Lucy Lippard; filmmaker Joan Braderman; and the architects of Feminism & Co., Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman.  Lunch is provided.  Reservations Required.

2:30-4:30 pm:  Screening of THE HERETICS with introduction by
Joan Braderman, Film Screening
Room (CAC), free.
Focusing on the Heresies Collective as a microcosm as a microcosm of the Women’s Movement, THE HERETICS describes how small groups of women met to consider their situation and devise strategies to unlock their potential.

4:30-6 pm:  Reception with May Stevens, IDEA Space, free.
Join featured artist May Stevens for an informal talk about her life and artistic career.

7:30 pm:  Keynote Lecture:  “Bad Girls, Good Times: Feminist Art and May Stevens”, by Lucy R. Lippard, CAC South Theatre. Free.

Known for her refusal to separate aesthetics from politics, Lucy R. Lippard is a leading feminist, curator, writer, and activist.  She is the author of 20 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism and has curated 50 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

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