In the midst of a cultural reckoning spurred by infringements on women’s rights in Poland and the United States, new political and civil actions are on the rise. Though the previous several yrs have been largely considered as a feminist renaissance, art institutions continued to stumble into acquainted traps of institutional patriarchy and systematic discrimination, tumbling backward from development into the Center Ages. As a reaction to latest events in the two nations, Residency Unrestricted (RU) and the Polish Cultural Institute New York have collaborated to present two panel conversations in March 2021 for Women’s Heritage Thirty day period. Titled New Renaissance in Feminist Artwork, this mini-sequence will analyze the principle of the body as a tool for political oppression as very well as a stage of resistance.
The to start with panel will be held on Global Women’s Working day, Monday, March 8, 2021, at 2pm (EST). Females leaders of artwork establishments in Poland and the US will arrive collectively to mirror on their ongoing activism and involvement with feminist narratives, and the effects this has had on institutional programming. Speakers contain Agnieszka Rayzacher, the founder and director of Warsaw-based gallery lokal_30 and an organizer of SemFem seminars on contemporary problems in artwork and feminism, and Joan Snitzer, Professor of Art Background and co-Chair Director of Visual Arts at Barnard College, Columbia College, who as a painter has been concerned with the Brooklyn nonprofit A.I.R. Gallery considering that its early beginnings. Jenée-Daria Strand, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Artwork at Brooklyn Museum, will average the dialogue.
The second panel will get area on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 5pm (EST). Anna Orbaczewska, a Polish painter and multimedia artist represented by lokal_30, and Tel Aviv and New York-based mostly motion painter Rotem Reshef, RU’s existing artist-in-residence, will explore how they engage with feminist activism as females and artists, and how it impacts their participation, posture, and presentation of their respective get the job done in Poland, Israel, the US, and across borders. The panel will be moderated by Sheetal Prajapati, artist, Interim Handling Director of Common Subject, founder of Lohar Jobs, School member at School of Visual Arts’ MFA Good Arts program, and Board Chair (2021–2023) of Artwork + Feminism.
This program is initiated and funded by the Polish Cultural Institute New York, offered and co-arranged in partnership with Residency Unrestricted, in collaboration with lokal_30, the Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College or university at Columbia University, Lohar Initiatives, and A.I.R. Gallery.
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