MMIW + Art, Rape, Representation, and Radicality TFAP@CAA

I will speak on Missing and Murdered Native Women and the Arts during Visible Invisibility: WoC in the Context of the #MeToo Movement, at 4-5:30pm. Presenters: Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist), Viva Ruiz (Independent Artist), Scheherazade Tillet (A Long Walk Home), Jasmine Wahi (School of Visual Arts; Project for Empty Space), during the Rape, Representation, and Radicality as part of the 2019 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels.

A day of panel on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:30 – 5:30pm, at the NY Hilton Midtown (CAA conference site), in the Trianon Ballroom (3rd floor).

Intersectional feminist art has long dealt with the oppressions and violations stemming from colonialism, slavery, and couverture. Rape, Representation, and Radicality is a full-day symposium that will explore sex, power, and justice through intersectional art and activism, academics, and healing. The forum brings academic study, intellectual discourse, and visceral candor together to create a shared space and to demand bodily autonomy.

Rape, Representation, and Radicality will address how sexual assault has affected feminist art practices, and who has power and why. What institutional changes are needed to work towards sexual justice, and how do race and gender impact the experiences and responses within the context of contemporary feminist discourse? The hidden legacy of Women of Color, within the conversation about sexual violence, sexual empowerment, artistic praxis, and art history, must be re-contextualized and revised to be included accurately. The current cultural narrative around sexual violence necessitates re-orientation to include those who are left out of the conversation. This forum will present strategies to understand, rectify, reclaim and move forward towards healing.

Symposium Chairs:
Christen Clifford (Independent Artist; The New School) and Jasmine Wahi (School of Visual Arts; Project for Empty Space)

SCHEDULE:

8:30am – 10am
Welcome and Introductory remarks:
Connie Tell, The Feminist Art Project, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University 
Christen Clifford
, Independent Artist, and The New School; and Jasmine Wahi, School of Visual Arts, and Project for Empty Space

The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.
Presenter: Monika Fabijanska, (Independent Curator)

Sexing the Canvas: The Rape of the Black Female Body in Art
Presenter: Indira Bailey (Penn State School of Visual Arts)

10:30am – 12pm
Gender, Sexuality, and Power: Social Activist Art Practices
Panelists: Suzanne Lacy (University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design), Emma Sulkowicz (Independent Artist; Resident Artist, Museum of Arts and Design), María Magdalena Campos-Pons (Vanderbilt University), Moderator: Vivien G. Fryd (Vanderbilt University)

12pm – 12:30pm    LUNCH BREAK

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Taking Back the Narrative
Conversation between Jaishri Abichandani (Independent Artist) and Christen Clifford, (Independent Artist; The New School)

Performances
Bad Woman Katya Grokhovsky
Operation Catsuit Ayana Evans
Action IV Castellanos

2pm – 3:30pm
Rewriting Narratives in the #MeToo Moment

Panelists: Natalie Frank (Independent Artist), Carmen Hermo (Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art), Naima Ramos-Chapman (Random Acts of Flyness!)

4pm – 5:30pm
Looking for Sexual Justice
Representing Sexual Violence Across Film and Video Art
Conversation between Kalliopi Minioudaki (Independent Scholar) and Talia Lugacy (The New School)

Visible Invisibility: WoC in the Context of the #MeToo Movement
Presenters: Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist), Viva Ruiz (Independent Artist), Scheherazade Tillet (A Long Walk Home), Jasmine Wahi (School of Visual Arts; Project for Empty Space)

Healing Exercise and Finale
Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi

Digital exhibition on Instagram @rapeandrepresentation

Content Warning: Representatives from the Rutgers University Office of Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance will be present throughout the day.

For more information contact:
Connie Tell
Director, The Feminist Art Project
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
640 Bartholomew Road #125a
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-3726
tfap@cwah.rutgers.edu

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