For the third assignment, I was curious about western feminism’s impact on 3rd world women. Upon doing research, (where I happen to find gold in feminist art), I have encountered Guerilla Girls, who fought to include women artists. In the late 1980’s they spread their sentiment posters that criticize the lack of women artists in galleries.
I also found a 1980 exhibition called Dialectics of Isolation. The aim of the exhibit was to comment on the erasure of women of color in the American feminist movement which they helped to build. The direction went opposite rehashing of the injustices of a racist society or a movement that had become only for the white middle class, and “towards a personal will to continue being ‘other.’
This reminded me a lot about our first exercise on bridging differences (growth strategy) through otherness (discomfort), and the topic truly resonated with me as an immigrant artist in New York.
The exhibit showcased works by original artists and were reframed alongside contemporary performative, video and text pieces, to consider how conversations and conditions in our social-political context, have changed—and how they have not.
Challenge #4: Erect a memorial: YOU ARE HEARING LESS THAN HALF THE PICTURE
To create a monument, the medium I thought of using AR-Vuforia to introduce artworks that were created by non-western artists*.
I would like to use different locations at ITP to play different sound media in reference to the Artists thoughts on the exhibit. Eight Female Artists talked about their works in this printed exhibit guide, four of whom were presented in 2 versions of themselves – 1980 and 2018.
* Third world feminist artworks source: https://www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/dialecticsofentanglement
Organized in 1980 by A.I.R. Gallery members Ana Mendieta and Kazuko Miyamoto together with the artist Zarina, the group show Dialectics of Isolation included works by Judith Baca, Beverly Buchanan, Janet Olivia Henry, Senga Nengudi, Lydia Okumura, Howardena Pindell, Selena W. Persico, and Zarina.