When the Personal Becomes Political: Collaboration and Collectives in Feminist Art

Co-Chair: Nina Felshin (Independent Curator/Writer/Activist) and Damili Abrams (Artist, Co-organizer of TFAP@ CAA Day of Panels)

Panelists/Collectives: Anjana Malhotra (SUNY Buffalo; Visible Collective), Dread Scott (Postcode Criminals);Mona Eldahry, (Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media)

Born of the burgeoning feminist movement of the late 60s and early 70s, "the personal is the political" is still a useful framework for examining today's creative activism. From this perspective, this panel will explore activist art collectives questioning of dominant cultural representations and configurations of power, seeking to empower individuals and communities and ultimately to stimulate social change.

May 20, 2015


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