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Presented in partnership with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Feminisms features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Works are far reaching from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. These artists approach their process and practice in a variety of mediums including video, performance, installation, two and three dimensional works, all of which are all connected to current cultural, political, historical and semiotic climates. Artists include Natalie Ball (Modoc/Klamath/Black), Dorielle Caimi, Desert ArtLAB (April Bojorquez, Rarámuri) & Matt Garcia, Chicanx) in collaboration with Shawna Sunrise (Diné/Kewa), Angela Ellsworth, Haley Greenfeather English (Red Lake & Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), Elisa Harkins (Muscogee Creek/Cherokee), Mara Lonner, Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee), Carrie Marill, Thais Mather, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (Latina), Edie Tsong (Taiwanese American), and Marie Watt (Seneca Nation).
This exhibition coincides with a new initiative spearheaded by the Feminist Art Coalition, the national effort seeks to inspire a broad variety of exhibitions and programs across the country that will centralize feminist perspectives and concerns in the cultural consciousness leading into election season 2020. This endeavor takes feminist thought and practice as its point of departure and considers art as a catalyst for civic engagement.
The exhibition at 516 ARTS is led by guest curator Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) who focuses on both non-traditional and contemporary Native American artwork by artists from the Americas. It will be accompanied by public programs in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, including public forums, performances and education activities.
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