Exhibition on View at 58 Lispenard Street
May 7, 2011–May 28, 2011
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, May 7, 7–10 pm
Curatorial Talk: Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Concrete Utopia, with the support of the Art in Empty Spaces initiative sponsored by Community Board 3 and No Longer Empty, is pleased to announce i am not a good enough feminist, a group exhibition and accompanying publication. In an era of presumed gender equality and celebrated civil rights achievements, have we become complacent and disinterested in the discourse of feminism today? This project seeks to investigate feminism as a historically situated moment and the possibilities and necessities of its contemporary manifestations. As a show, i am not a good enough feminist is the interdisciplinary convergence of artists, writers, activists and intellectuals contemplating their experiences with, preconceptions of, and convictions surrounding feminism. Join us.
The exhibition and publication integrate well-established voices in art and scholarship with emerging young artists in what promises to be an egalitarian, earnest, collective effort to question, confront, and inspire. The book of interviews, original texts, and reprinted materials includes notable contributors Carolee Schneemann, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, andYvonne Rainer. As a group show, i am not a good enough feminist exhibits the work of 23 artists whose practice engages notions of gender, sexual identity, privilege, socio-economic power, among other themes. Pieces in the exhibition vary in medium such as the video “Sisters: A Hit for a Museum” by Fabienne Audéoud (debuted at Centre Pompidou in 2009), painting by Joan Snitzer of A.I.R. Gallery, ergonomic sculpture by Johana Moscoso, and installation by Lizzy De Vita.
i am not a good enough feminist was made possible, in part, with generous support from No Longer Empty, Community Board 3, and the Barall Family Trust—owners 58 Lispenard Street.