Presented by The Feminist Art Project for the College Art Association 2017 Conference
Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism is a dedicated day of panels, roundtables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminism focused on North America.
Native women across the continent have a long-established tradition of pushing against dominant patriarchal structures through the visual arts, whether in the countless untitled works acquired by historical museums in service of colonial nation-states, the selection of Aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore to represent Canada at the 2005 Venice Biennale, or Christi Belcourt’s recent Anishinaabe Nation–inspired haute couture collaboration with Valentino. Facing systematic erasure via colonization and historically situated outside of mainstream feminism, native women offer wide-ranging perspectives conceptually better located at the center of the movement, exploring such enduring themes as land recovery, self-determination, and social relations based on respect for all living beings.
This daylong symposium is chaired by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Independent Artist), Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist), and Kat Griefen (Rutgers University; Queensborough Community College).
Schedule (for full program description and panelists, visit The Feminist Art Project)
10:15 am: Projections by ReMatriate Campaign and opening performance by Laura Ortman
10:30 am: Welcome and Introductions
10:45 am: Keynote Address by Juane Quick-to-See Smith (Independent Artist)
11:10 am–12:20 pm: Panel: The Struggle for Cultural Capital in Contemporary Native American Art
12:20–1:20 pm: Lunch Break
1:20–1:40 pm: Introduction to Afternoon Sessions by Maria Hupfield (Independent Artist)
1:45–3:15 pm: Panel: The Problematics of Making Art While Native and Female
3:25–4:30 pm: Roundtable: “The Teaching Is in the Making”: Locating Anishinaabe Feminism as Art Praxis
4:40–6 pm: Panel: Kinship, Decolonial Love, and Community Art Practice