This Saturday: Kara Rooney in “A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G” at the 2015 Feminist Art Project symposium


Image: Nancy Popp Travertine (TFAP Day of Feminist Panels), 2009
 Collaborative Site-Specific Performance (College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles) 
Photo: Connie Tell

This Saturday, February 14th, VCS faculty member Kara Rooney will participate in the roundtable discussion “A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G,” part of a daylong symposium at the Museum of Arts and Design organized by The Feminist Art Project in conjunction with the 2015 College Art Association annual conference. The following information about the symposium and “A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G” is quoted from the Feminist Art Project website, the press release for the symposium, and the abstract for the panel discussion [PDF].


TFAP@CAA: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the College Art Association Annual Conference 2015
Feb 14, 2015 – Feb 14, 2015
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Time: 9am – 5:30pm This event is free and open to the public. Prior registration not needed. Seating is limited.
Phone Number: 848-932-3726
Contact: Connie Tell

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) is pleased to announce the schedule for a special symposium at the Museum of Arts and Design. With an impressive list of participants, The Feminist Art Project’s TFAP@CAA Day of Panels will present a day of diverse panels that will be of interest to anyone curious about contemporary art and ideas. This event coincides with the 103rd Annual College Art Association Conference being held in New York from Feb. 11 – 14, 2015.

The 2015 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels entitled Collective Creativity: Collaboration and Collectives in Feminist Art Practice, is organized by Damali Abrams, Artist; Jenn Dierdorf, Artist, Co-Director of the Fellowship Program and Development, A.I.R. Gallery; and Kathleen Wentrack, Art Historian, City University of NY, Queensborough Community College.

The symposium will focus on collaborative working methodologies and how women’s collectives have been crucial to feminist art practice since the 1970s. As feminist practice continues to evolve, collaboration and collectivity continues to provide an alternative to the patriarchal ideal of individualism. This Day of Panels will explore both a communal approach to working in the variety of media, and group support structures for women artists historically and in the present day.

10:30-11:30 am
Roundtable: A Community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G

Co-Chairs: Susan Bee (Pratt Institute; University of Pennsylvania) and Mira Schor (Parsons, The New School)

Panelists: Joyce Kozloff (Independent Artist) Sheila Pepe (Pratt Institute), Kara Rooney (Independent Artist, The Brooklyn Rail), Alexandria Smith (Independent Artist).

This panel will focus on Susan Bee and Mira Schor’s 29-year collaborative editorial project M/E/A/N/I/N/G—the journal started in 1986 and continues to the present as M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. It will emphasize the artists’ individual roots in 1970s feminism and social activism, the cultural conditions in the 1980s—both in terms of feminism and in art discourse—that led to the founding of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, the influence of its small-scale publication on many other journals both small and mainstream, and the community of artists that was created by the work.

For a full schedule of the day’s panel discussions and more information about the symposium and The Feminist Art Project, visit the following links:


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