Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance | TFAP@CAA: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the College Art Association Annual Conference 2018

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Prior registration not needed. Seating is limited. (Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Non-member tickets will be released 15 minutes before the program. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended)


As the first convening of TFAP@CAA conceived during the Trump administration, this symposium will address urgent, intertwined threats to feminism and radical artistic practice under a political regime antagonistic to both. Following Martha Rosler’s astute analysis that “[a] critique of ideology necessitates some materialistic grounding if it is to rise above the theological,” the symposium will be rooted in the material conditions of feminist practices that resist patriarchal ideologies, especially on the level of state-sanctioned control and oppression. The symposium will also open space for the discussion of practices of art and art history that shed light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, with a special focus on methodologies pressing at the limits of art history. Finally, the symposium will act as a tactical platform, where feminists whose practices may not wit within conventional definitions of art are invited to share their skills and strategies.

Symposium Chairs:
Jamillah James, Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Los Angeles;
Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles

10:00-10:15 am — Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Connie Tell (TFAP, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University)
Symposium Chairs:Jamillah James, Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Los Angeles; and Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
10:15-11:00 am – Keynote Address
Martha Rosler
11:05 am-12:30 pm – Borders, Bodies, and Access to Knowledge as Power
Moderator: Shoghig Halajian; Panelists: Gelare Khoshgozaran, Jennifer Gonzalez, K-Sue Park, Litia Perta
12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 pm – The Web as a Political Space
Moderator: Aria Dean; Panelists: Ceci Moss, Guadalupe Rosales, Martine Syms, Angela Washko
3:05-4:30 pm – Roundtable: Curatorial and Artistic Strategies around Activism, Representation, and Collective Space
Moderator: Sarah Williams; Participants: Courtney Fink, Kate Johnston, Young Joon Kwak, Cauleen Smith.

TFAP@CAA Press Release

Directions to MOCA and Parking info

ACCESS : MOCA is committed to providing full and equal enjoyment of its services to all visitors. All MOCA locations are fully accessible;
wheelchairs can be requested at the information desk and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A sign-language interpreter can be arranged upon request; ten days advance notice is required.
For more information, call Visitor Services at 213/621-1741.

For more information contact:
Connie Tell
Director, The Feminist Art Project
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
640 Bartholomew Road #125a
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-3726


February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States