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What is Contemporary? Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance

​Martha Rosler, photo by Jean Noël Schramm

Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance


In Person: Martha Rosler

Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance is a symposium organized by The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and presented as a part of the 2018 College Art Association Conference. The TFAP symposium will open space for a discussion of art and art history that sheds light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, with a special focus on methodologies pressing at the limits of art history. Artist Martha Rosler will deliver the keynote address.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Amanda Hunt (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), Connie Tell (The Feminist Art Project; Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University), Jamillah James (Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), and Lanka Tattersall (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)

Keynote Address by Martha Rosler

Borders, Bodies, and Access to Knowledge as Power
Jennifer Gonzalez, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Litia Perta, K-Sue Park
Moderator: Shoghig Halajian

The Web as Political Space
Ceci Moss, Guadalupe Rosales, Martine Syms, Angela Washko
Moderator: Aria Dean

Roundtable: Curatorial and Artistic Strategies around Activism, Representation, and Collective Space
Courtney Fink, Kate Johnston, Young Joon Kwak, Cauleen Smith
Moderator: Sarah Williams

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Fifteen minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

To become a MOCA member, please contact the membership department at 213/621-1794 or