Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms, MAD NY

Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

The Feminist Art Project, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and The College Art Association

Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 10:15 am to 6:00 pm

Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms was a dedicated day of panels, roundtables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminisms focused on North America.

Native women across the continent have a long-established tradition of pushing against dominant patriarchal structures through the visual arts, whether in the countless untitled works acquired by historical museums in service of colonial nation-states or Rebecca Belmore representing Canada at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Facing systematic erasure via colonization and historically situated outside of mainstream feminism, native women offer wide-ranging perspectives conceptually better located at the center of the movement, exploring such enduring themes as land recovery, self-determination, gender and social relations based on respect for all living beings.

This daylong symposium is Co-organized by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Independent Artist), Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist), and Kat Griefen (Rutgers University; Queensborough Community College).

Schedule (for full program description and panelists, visit The Feminist Art Project)

10:15 am: Projections by ReMatriate Project and opening performance by Laura Ortman
am: Welcome and Introductions
10:45 am: Keynote Address by Juane Quick-to-See Smith (Independent Artist)
11:10 am–12:20 pm: Panel: The Struggle for Cultural Capital in Contemporary Native American Art, Chair: Diane Fraher, Amerinda Inc. Panelists: Gloria Miguel, Spiderwoman Theater; Muriel Miguel, Spiderwoman Theater; Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Independent Artist
12:20–1:20 pm: Lunch Break
1:20–1:40 pm: Introduction to Afternoon Sessions by Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist) with help from Vanessa Dion Fletcher
1:45–3:15 pm: Panel: The Problematics of Making Art While Native and Female, Chair: Andrea Carlson, Independent Artist. Panelists: Julie Nagam, University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Charlene Teters, Independent Artist; Carly Feddersen, Independent Artist; Ryan Elizabeth Feddersen, Independent Artist; Grace Rosario Perkins, Black Salt Collective
3:25–4:30 pm:  Panel: Kinship, Decolonial Love, and Community Art Practice. Chair: Lindsay Nixon, Concordia University. Panelists: ErinMarie Konsmo, Independent Artist; Dayna Danger, Independent Artist; Marcella Ernest, Independent Artist; Tarah Hogue, grunt gallery; Lyncia Begay, Independent Artist
4:40–6 pm: Roundtable: “The Teaching Is in the Making”: Locating Anishinaabe Feminism as Art Praxis. Participants: Celeste Pedri-Spade, Laurentian University; Leanna Marshall, Independent Artist; Elder Wanda Baxter, Independent Artist; Nadia Kurd, Curator Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Respondent: Crystal Migwans, Columbia University

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