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Momentum: Women/Art/Technology
An exploration into the intersection of technology, art practice, and feminism.

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Momentum: Women/Art/Technology presents innovative uses of technology utilized and advanced by women and transgender artists through exhibitions, symposia, film screenings, and public discussions. Since 2011, Momentum artists have challenged gender-biased notions of who employs technology and showcased women artists' sustained ability to break new ground in uncharted artistic realms.

Momentum concludes with a two-part exhibition series and catalog with an essay by art historian Anne Swartz; an online festival of video works entitled MTV: Momentum Technology Videos; and the launch of the Momentum Directory, a networking gateway linking the public to women and transgender artists who embrace varied technologies in their artistic production, and other arts professionals who engage in critical explorations in the field of gender, feminism, art, and technology.

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Momentum: Women/Art/Technology is a program of the Institute for Women and Art, a unit of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers University, and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries.

Rutgers co-sponsors include: Art Library, Rutgers University Libraries; Center for Cultural Analysis; Department of Art History; Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Douglass Residential College; Fine Arts Department-Camden; Institute for Research on Women; Institute for Women's Leadership; Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries; Mason Gross School of the Arts, Visual Arts Department; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion; Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Paul Robeson Galleries-Newark; Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking; School of Communication and Information; Zimmerli Art Museum. Other co-sponsors are: Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation; The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Amorós' exhibition and lecture are sponsored in part by the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University.

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Momentum: Women/Art/Technology was originated by Judith K. Brodsky, Muriel Magenta, and Ferris Olin.  Momentum programs are curated and organized by the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University.


Slideshow Images: Ranu Mukherjee, Radiant Chromograph, 2012, hybrid film; Jennifer Hall, REM 5, 2000, sterling silver sculpture; Janet Zweig, Professor Obsessive and His Two Compulsions, 2004, interactive sculpture
   
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