Tagged with feminism
"No seriously, we are a profession that is made up of 80% women. Why the fuck is basic feminist theory not mandatory reading in library school?"
College Book Arts Association Annual Meeting
art by & for change Felice Tebbe, artist, curator, & sales, Booklyn Artists Alliance.
Some artists and writers are moved to make things that change people, both personally and as a society. Understandably, these images are collected by public learning institutions. But, what do we do with them once they are collected? Participants will discuss issues such as the relationship
between socially engaged art work and public teaching collections, how the meaning of this artwork changes once it is held in a collection, and how these works are used by students, faculty, curators, and others.
Disclosure: I'm friends or friendly with about half of the contributors to this book, for which I also wrote a chapter. I think I'd have loved it even if that weren't the case, but then again it couldn't have not been the case because the world of feminist archivists isn't as big as you might imagine--or hope!
Jenna Freedman and Josh MacPhee on DIY Feminism
Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Jenna Freedman, librarian at the Barnard Zine Library, and Josh MacPhee, founder of Interference Archive, discuss the evolution of feminist print culture. They trace its trajectory from activist poster making, offset printing, and graffiti in the late 1970s and early 80s to the rise of the feminist zine in the 90s.This program is free with Museum admission.
The Encyclopedia of Doris is more than the sum of its Dorises. I'm often not crazy about zine collections because zines read better individually. They're complete unto themselves and are particular to the moment they're published. With the Encyclopedia Cindy edited together nine years of Doris content, plus articles and interviews from other zines and magazines, and so it reads like a complete work, rather than awkwardly connected episodes.
I have one serious complaint about Bossypants, and that is that its Cataloging-in-Publication data completely misses that its a book about feminism. I’d like to see one or more of the following:
Sex role on television
Sex discrimination against women
Women on television
Women television producers and directors
Feminism and television (doesn’t exist, pattern Feminism and motion pictures)
Feminism and comedy (doesn’t exist)
Content-wise, Bossypants is a kick-ass book that I was sorry to see end. And I laughed out loud while reading it. On a New Jersey Transit train. Ask Eric if you don’t believe me. I made him read passages at least three times.