Feminist Visualities

The conference will bring together artists, art historians, and theorists who will position/reposition the history of feminist art/gender issues in contemporary art practice and education. How do artists of all ages engage in a dialogue with visual culture while conceptually highlighting the self-conscious issues of gender, ethnicity, etc. in their work?

This conference is being held in conjunction with a network of activities sponsored by the "Feminist Art Project" celebrating women's contributions to art. The mission of the project is to bring public attention to women's significant impact on contemporary art practice, highlighting their international influence, and guaranteeing inclusion in the cultural record of the past, present, and future. In this initiative Cornell University will join several museums, universities and other institutions to commemorate the historic anniversaries in the American Women's Art Movement since the 1970's and launch new initiatives to demonstrate the ongoing significance of women's contributions to art.

February 2
SESSION I: Framing Feminist Visualities

2:00-6:15 pm Panel Chair: Shirley Samuels, Cornell University, Departments of History of Art and English

2:15 to 3:00 Jean Locey, Cornell University, Department of Art

3:05 to 3:20 Minna Resnick, Artist, Ithaca, NY

3:25 to 4:10 Marilyn Rivchin, Cornell University, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance

4:30 to 5:00 Screening: (Her) rata! Women+Art=Revolution--documentary preview by Lynn Hershman

5:05 to 5:55 Diane Neumaier, Rutgers University, Mason Gross Art Department

Wrapping up: 5:55 to 6:15 6:15

Reception following the talk--A.D. White House

February 3
9:00 Coffee/ Bagels

SESSION II: Mixed-Media Interventions 9:30am -12:30pm

Introduction: Amy Villarejo, Cornell University, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance/Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

9:30 to 10:20 with Q and A from 10:20 to 10:30 Renate Ferro, Cornell University, Department of Art

10:30 to 11:20, Q and A from 11:20 to 11:30 Kathy High, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Arts

11:30 to 12:20, Q and A from 12:20 to 12:30 Michelle Citron, Columbia College, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts

12:30-2:00 Lunch

Visit Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

SESSION III: Digital Directions 2:00-5:00 pm

Introduction: Maria Fernandez, Cornell University Department of History of Art

2:00 to 2:50 with Q and A 2:50 to 3:00 Leah Gilliam, Bard College, Film and Electronics Arts Program

3:00 to 3:50 with Q and A 3:50 to 4:00 Annette Barbier, Columbia College, Department of Interactive Arts and Media

4:00 to 4:50 with Q and A 4:50 to 5:00 Mary Flanagan, Hunter College, Integrated Media Arts

5:00-5:45 Looking Toward the Future: Round Table Discussion