M / E / A / N / I / N / G

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/GA 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.

This issue can be found online here. Follow this link to our piece, titled The Tea Party, Feminism, and A Feminist Tea Party

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

Masquerade Tea at Cal State Northridge

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.

Tea Dance, at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz

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.

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