May 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We’re headed to Toronto! We’ll be at O’Born Contemporary from June 14th to 16th.
We will be greeting guests for tea, sweets, and conversation about feminism throughout the exhibition. Allyson Mitchell, Deirdre Logue, Kirstin Dane and Andil Gosine be our co-hosts, each joining us for an hour or so throughout our residency. Please see the gallery website for a full press release and a complete schedule of events and co-hosts.
Guests are invited to stop by and join the conversation for just a moment, or for the duration of our day. Come and go as you please.
As always, everyone is welcome regardless of your gender, your political persuasion, or whether you identify as feminist.
We hope to see you there!
April 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We’re bringing A Feminist Tea Party: Straddling the 49th to Toronto as a part of O’Born Contemporary’s auxiliary programming in June and we’re hoping for your help. We need to borrow/scavenge old furniture to build the exhibition’s “set.” The installation will be up from June 14th to June 16th and we will need furniture from June 12 until June 17.
We’re looking for things that one might find in a 1950’s parlour—the scruffier the better and no need for strict historical accuracy. Here are some items that would be great:
a small sofa
a couple of floor lamps
a carpet or two
a little bookshelf that can stand without wall support
a few tables (small or large, low or high)
anything else that will help us build our “home” in the gallery
If you have anything that you are able to contribute for the duration noted above, please contact us and we’ll arrange times to pick it up and return it to you:
Looking forward to seeing our old Canadian friends and making lots of new ones!
July 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Artscape Baltimore was a blast! Many, many guests from Baltimore and beyond joined us for iced tea, watermelon, and conversation despite the rainy weather.
In this newest iteration of AFTP, Girl Show!, we greeted visitors as the bearded lady and the tattooed lady inside our installation of a 1930s era roadside attraction. We invited guests to play our game of feminist trivia and awarded handmade portraits of figures from feminist history as prizes.
Our beautiful costumes, made by designer Katja Andreiev, were based on two women: Artoria Gibbons, the tattooed lady, and Annie Jones, the bearded lady, both of whom worked in sideshows and carnivals most of their lives. While many people today assume they were exploited by their employers, both women were financially independent in a time when there were very few job opportunities for women. They also traveled the country and the world, and used their fame to speak out against the use of the words “freaks” or “monstrosities” to describe sideshow stars.
We want to thank everyone who made our event possible: Sean Naftel and Chris Attenborough, jurors for Artscape, Jim Lucio, Visual Arts Coordinator for Artscape, Katja Andreiev, costume designer, and artist Diane Dwyer, who pretty much helped us with everything, all weekend.
For more images, see our Facebook Page
two of the portraits that were awarded to winners of our feminist trivia game
June 24, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We will be participating in Artscape Baltimore this year, with a new iteration of AFTP titled “Girl Show” The theme for this year at Artscape is Roadside Attractions. At the height of popularity in the late 1930s and 1940s, Roadside attractions were dotted along highways in the United States, and often hailed an odd, sometimes carnivalesque attraction to lure visitors to spend money.
We will be dressed as 1930s era tattooed ladies, serving guests iced tea and treats, and offering them the chance to play a game and win a prize.
If you are in the neighborhood, please join us for (iced) tea and conversation on July 20-22nd from 11am-8pm.
Artscape is located on North Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue in Baltimore. See the Artscape website for more information.
April 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We owe a huge thank you to Laurel Jay Carpenter, whose hard work made this event possible!
March 12, 2012 § Leave a Comment
On April 5th, we will be returning to our alma mater to participate in this day-long conference organized by Mira Schor. Please see below for details.
|April 5, 2012 9am-5pmParsons the New School for DesignThe conference will consider feminist art as a zone of multi-disciplinary art production associated with a radical critique of gendered power relations in society.
Participants will discuss what it means to be a feminist artist today within a extended range of diverse political engagement. Speakers include Susan Bee, A. K. Burns, Audrey Chan, Maureen Connor, Caitlin Rueter & Suzanne Stroebe and Ulrike Müller.
The conference concludes the first MFA Advanced Practice course in Feminist Art taught by Mira Schor, a painter and noted writer on feminist art and painting in a postmedium culture.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
January 3, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We are participating in a group show, Illegitimate and Herstorical, at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Curator Emily Roysdon chose eleven artists for the exhibition who “consider alternative economies in labor, love, power, crossings, and collectivity.”
Please join us for tea and conversation on the last day of the exhibition, Saturday, January 28 from 2-4:45pm, to be followed by the closing reception until 6pm.
Artists: A Feminist Tea Party, Bland Boydston III, Rachel Farmer, Barbara Hammer, Reena Katz, Lucretia Knapp, Barbara Greene Mann, Alice O’Malley, L.J. Roberts, Tobaron Waxman, Chris Vargas.
Curated by Emily Roysdon
January 5-28, 2012
Opening reception Thursday, January 5, 6-9pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street • #228 • Brooklyn, NY 11201
( F train to York St./ A, C train to High St/ 2/3 to Clark Street)
See the full press release here
November 19, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We are absolutely honored to be included in the 25th Anniversary issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G.
Editors Mira Schor and Susan Bee published the first issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues, in December 1986, and 20 issues biannually over the follwing ten years.
The 25th anniversary issue centers around two themes: the impact of public trauma on art and art critical practice, and the nature of privacy for the artist or critic working in the age of social networking and global spectacle.
Contributors include: Suzanne Anker, Eleanor Antin, Susan Bee, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein, Nayland Blake, Anney Bonney, Jackie Brookner, Joyce Burstein, Sharon L. Butler, Tom Butter, Anna Chave, Daryl Chin, Jennifer Coates, Maureen Connor, Patricia Cronin, Jennifer Dalton, G. Roger Denson, Dubravka Đjurić, Bailey Doogan, Johanna Drucker, Noah Fischer, Hermine Ford, Joe Fyfe, Joy Garnett, Andrea Geyer, Vanalyne Green, Mimi Gross, Julie Harrison, Eleanor Heartney, Susanna Heller, David Humphrey, Julia Jacquette, Amelia Jones, Shirley Kaneda, Vincent Katz, Joyce Kozloff, Rachel Levitsky, Ellen K. Levy, Ligorano/Reese, Greg Lindquist, Judith Linhares, Mary Lucier, Lenore Malen, Ann McCoy, Ann Messner, Robin Mitchell, Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager, Beverly Naidus, Joseph Nechvatal, Craig Olson, Our Literal Speed, Alix Pearlstein, Sheila Pepe, Dushko Petrovich, Nick Piombino, William Powhida, Nancy Princenthal, Melissa Ragona + Abigail Child, Hilary Robinson, Kara L. Rooney, Bradley Rubenstein, Raphael Rubinstein, Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe, Carolee Schneemann, Mira Schor, Francie Shaw, Alexandria Smith, Buzz Spector, Misko Šuvaković, Jeremy Sigler, Anne Swartz, Aldrin Valdez, Marjorie Vecchio, Roger White, Daniel Wiener, Faith Wilding, Tom Winchester
November 19, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We continue to be amazed how different our experiences are, and how the sculptural installation that is our “set” continues to evolve in each new space.
At Cal State Northrige, the director Jim Sweeters provided us with an incredible space, the West Gallery on campus. Despite the fact that this was our 11th time putting together our installation, this was our first opportunity to do so in a white cube. We were very excited with the dramatic effects of our walls and linens in the space.
The students, professors and staff at CSUN were welcoming, engaged, and passionate. We had the opportunity to visit some of the studios of the MFA students who are making some really exciting work.
A huge thanks to Jim, Michelle Giacopuzzi, Exhibitions Coordinator and co-host, for all of their help and support, and to everyone from the school and community who joined us for tea and conversation.
November 3, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We are now deep in the Redwood forests in Northern California, preparing for our upcoming event titled Tea Dance, at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. We will be “in residence” in our tea parlour on the third floor of the museum on Friday, November 4th from 1-4pm and 6-9pm, for the museum’s monthly First Friday event. Admission to the museum is free all day.
Guests are welcome to come into our installation at any time, to join us for tea, sweets, and conversation, or to stop by one of our two co-hosted events at the museum.
2:30-4pm: Bonnie Mirante will be in our space to provoke a conversation about women in prison. Bonnie studied in the Community Studies program at UC Santa Cruz, and worked with women prisoners at Valley State Prison and Central California Women’s Facility with Justice Now in Oakland, an organization that promotes alternatives to policing and prisons, and challenges the prison industrial complex in all its forms. While with Justice Now, Bonnie advocated for healthcare access and compassionate release cases.
6:30-8pm After our break, we will return to the space in cocktail attire for the museum’s evening events, and our second co-hosted event, where Michelle Stroebe and Nancy Dinsmore will talk about why food politics is a feminist issue.
Michelle Stroebe is a graduate student at San Jose State University, currently working towards her MS RD Degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Nancy Dinsmore, RN, is a nurse with master’s level training in pediatrics and international health care development, and national (USA) certification in mental health, public health and psychiatric care. Nancy has over twenty year’s international experience in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Mexico and the Caribbean and has worked as an Educational Consultant for UCLA Medical Centre, for the Red Cross Movement, UNICEF, Stanford University Children’s Hospital and Al Quds University (where she was also the Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies). Currently, Nancy is a nurse in the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at the Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.