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Erika Hess: Feminism Now

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Erika Hess will take part in a panel dis­cus­sion on con­tem­po­rary fem­i­nism at Fem­i­nism Now, a sym­po­sium at the Cleve­land Insti­tute of Art, from 5 — 7 pm on Mon­day, Mar. 17.

Fem­i­nism Now explores con­tem­po­rary ques­tions in such as what does it mean to be a fem­i­nist in 2014? What qual­i­fies art as fem­i­nist art? A week-long series, Fem­i­nism Now, will explore these and other ques­tions with an exhi­bi­tion of stu­dent work, per­for­mance art, a panel dis­cus­sion, and a sym­po­sium co-spon­sored by CIA’s Sculp­ture Depart­ment, its Lib­eral Arts Depart­ment, The Sculp­ture Cen­ter, and Zygote Press. 

Panel Dis­cus­sion
Mon­day, March 17, 5 – 7pm 
The Sculp­ture Center 
1834 E. 123rd Street 

Megan Lykins Reich, direc­tor of pro­grams and asso­ciate cura­tor at MOCA Cleve­land, will open this dis­cus­sion with a pre­sen­ta­tion on First Wave Fem­i­nist Han­nah Wilke’s (19401993) Intra-Venus work. From there, the focus will be on the legacy of ear­lier fem­i­nists on the cur­rent move­ment and younger artists. Par­tic­i­pants will look at: What is con­tem­po­rary fem­i­nism and what does it look like within art? How has it evolved? What is the bur­den or the ben­e­fit of the legacy? In addi­tion to Lykins Reich, pan­elists include: Christo­pher Whittey, vice pres­i­dent of fac­ulty affairs and chief aca­d­e­mic offi­cer at the Cleve­land Insti­tute of Art; Liz Mau­gans, one of Zygote Press’ co-founders and the man­ag­ing direc­tor since 1995; Olivia Mihal­tianu, a Bucharest-based inter­na­tional artist whose recent works are inter-dis­ci­pli­nary projects on per­sonal, social, and cul­tural iden­tity, includ­ing dif­fer­ent tech­niques: video, film, pho­tographs, objects, instal­la­tions and per­for­mance; Erika B. Hess, an artist whose paint­ings explore the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the mid­dle-class and women through her use of color, abstract forms and pop cul­ture symbols. 


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