November 7, 2006 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York - The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts
November 7, 2006

The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts

Wangechi Mutu. Yo Mama. 2003. Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted pressure-sensitive synthetic polymer sheet, synthetic polymer paint, and pencil with glitter on two sheets of painted paper, (A) 59 1/8 x 41 1/8″ (150.2 x 104.5 cm), (B): 59 1/8 x 43 7/8″ (150.2 x 111.4 cm). The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art

The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts
Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, 2007
9:30 A.M.5:30 P.M. both days

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019
Titus Theater 1

This symposium addresses critical questions surrounding the relationship between art and gender, bringing together international leaders in contemporary art, art history, and related disciplines. After the activism of the 1960s and 70s, and the revisionist critiques of the 1980s and 90s, this symposium examines ways in which gender is currently addressed by artists, museums, and the academy, and its future role in art practice and scholarship.

Keynote speakers: Lucy R. Lippard, writer and activist Anne Wagner, Professor of Modern Art, Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

Panelists: Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University Coco Fusco, artist and Associate Professor, Columbia University School of the Arts Guerrilla Girls, Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz, two founding members of the feminist activist group Salah Hassan, Professor of Art History and Director of African Studies and Research Center, Cornell University David Joselit, Professor and Chair, Department of History of Art, Yale University Geeta Kapur, critic and curator, New Delhi Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University Richard Meyer, Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Visiting Professor, Department of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University Wangechi Mutu, artist Griselda Pollock, Professor of the Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, History, and Theory, University of Leeds Ingrid Sischy, Editor-in-Chief, Interview

Respondents: Catherine de Zegher, curator and art historian Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The speaker list is subject to change.

Tickets (discounted for Museum members; students and seniors) can be purchased at the Museum lobby information desk, the Film desk, or the Cullman Building lobby. Tickets are also available online at

A limited number of scholarship stipends to help offset the cost of attending MoMAs The Feminist Future symposium will be offered to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. For application information, please visit

An infrared sound amplification system is available for all programs held in the Titus Theaters.
The Feminist Future is made possible by The Modern Womens Fund.

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