Monday, February 16, 2009
Roundtable Discussion: Women & Fluxus
Thursday, February 19, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lecture Hall, Rm 102
19 University Place
New York, NY
Alison Knowles (artist), Carolee Schneemann (artist), and
Barbara Moore (historian/director of Bound&Unbound), and Sara Seagull (artist)
Moderator: Midori Yoshimoto (art historian)
Please join us for an evening of informal discussions about the contribution of women to Fluxus, an avant-garde movement that has thrived since the 1960s. Unlike earlier, male-dominated art movements, many central, creative roles in Fluxus were performed by women, such as Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota. Other women artists who were briefly associated with the movement, like Carolee Schneemann and Kate Millet, also played crucial roles in shaping the historical significance of Fluxus. The conversation will revolve around the history and legacy of Fluxus, especially as it relates to gender studies, and will feature discussions of several artworks. The presentation will include a brief Q&A session.
A reception will follow the event.
Organized by Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory
Hosted by NYU Performance Studies