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Spring 2015
Exhibition
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

Emilia Forstreuter, Jennifer Hall, Claudia Hart, Yael Kanarek, Jeannette Louie, Ranu Mukherjee, Mary Bates Neubauer, Marie Sivak, Camille Utterback, Adrianne Wortzel, Janet Zweig

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Emilia Forstreuter, Yonder

January 20-April 17, 2015
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The final exhibition in the Momentum series will be at the Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in Douglass Library. Each of the artists approaches the use of technology as a tool to invent new contexts for engagement in the realms of biology, cultural and environmental conditions, language, daily life, time, and human movement. Feminist artists have often used their work to ignite discussion on these topics. The artists in this show work with technology and challenge gender-biased notions of who employs technology, and showcase women artists' ability to break new ground.

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Exhibition
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology
Adrianne Wortzel

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Adrianne Wortzel, SOLACE AND PERPETUITY: a life story

January 20-April 17, 2015
Rutgers Art Library, Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Gallery hours: Mon.-Thur. 8:30am-10pm, Fri. 8:30am-5pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 2pm-10pm

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Reception and Conversation with the Artists

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Ranu Mukherjee, Nearing and Viewing

March 26, 2015
Reception 5pm, Artist conversation 5:30pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join us for a discussion with Momentum artists and art historian Anne Swartz, Momentum catalog essayist.

Past Events

Public Lecture by Grimanesa Amorós

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October 28, 2014
Reception 5pm, Public Lecture 5:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT - SILENT AUCTION OF LIMITED EDITION PLATES AND
EXHIBITION CATALOGS FEATURING ARTWORK BY GRIMANESA AMOR
ÓS

Mabel Smith Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Parking available in the Douglass Parking Deck and Lot 74A
RSVP encouraged, email womenart@rci.rutgers.edu

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Online Exhibition
MTV: Momentum Technology Videos Launch

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Jeanette Louie, Amygdala

October 1, 2014-April 1, 2015
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The Institute for Women and Art seeks entries for the Momentum: Women/Art/Technology online festival of video works called MTV: Momentum Technology Videos. The juried works will be on view on this site in a video playlist that will run continuously, giving access to viewers 24/7. This is an opportunity for filmmakers and other screen artists to present work in a gallery without walls.

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Exhibition
GRIMANESA AMORÓS

 Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

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July 28-December 10, 2014
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The IWA is delighted to name Grimanesa Amorós as the 2014-15 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence. The Lebowitz award brings to the Rutgers University community and general public the work of a renowned contemporary woman artist through exhibitions, class visits, and public lectures. In conjunction with her solo exhibit, Amorós will come to Rutgers for a three-day campus visit where she will meet with students in the Douglass College Women and Creativity House, and deliver public lectures at Douglass Library, and the Visual Arts Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

In conjunction with her solo exhibition, works by Grimanesa Amorós are also on view / More information at www.grimanesaamoros.com
Breathless Maiden Lane, March 26, 2014-January 9, 2015
Grimanesa Amorós, Light sculpture installation for Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings
Financial District - 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
TEDGlobal Conference, October 5-10, 2014
Grimanesa Amorós, Site-specific installation and artist speaker in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Momentum Directory Launch

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Camille Utterback, Fluid Studies

July 1, 2014
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NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

The Momentum Directory is 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. 

The Directory links to participants' websites, giving equal access to emerging and mid-career, and establish professionals, thus creating a connection between them across geographic, economic, generational boundaries.

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Film Screening
!Women Art Revolution

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March 9, 2014
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson attends the New Jersey premiere of her 2010 documentary that New York's MOMA selected as one of the best documentaries of the year. The film explores the secret history of feminist art. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil protests, the film details major developments in feminist art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century. Hershman Leeson will also participate in a post-screening discussion, with an introduction by Judith K. Brodsky.

!Women Art Revolution led to the project RAW/WAR. While the film provides a personal perspective of feminist activism in a national context, RAW/WAR opens up this dialogue to a global audience, connecting women and their histories worldwide.

The RAW/WAR project is generated from the idea that history is about access and authorship and that we, as a global digital community, can now all participate in its creation and change the way history itself is constructed. Using new technologies, current and future generations can create their own histories, breaking the cycle of omission and erasure.

RAW/WAR takes the form of an interactive, community-curated archive and an accompanying installation that provide a forum in which users can come together, share their stories and collaboratively contribute to the history of women's art.

The RAW/WAR installation is a live participatory environment that allows users to "bring light" to the lost or invisible histories of women in art with virtual flashlight controllers accessing the interactive, community-curated archive.

RAW/WAR is a project by Lynn Hershman Leeson, in collaboration with Alexandra Chowaniec, Brian Chirls, Gian Pablo Villamil and Paradiso Projects.

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Panel Discussion
Momentum: Gender, Art, and Technology 2.0

February 12, 2014
College Art Association Conference
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology 2.0 focuses on the concepts, innovations, and impact of women artists who embrace technology as their mode of personal expression.

Playing Dead: Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and the Uncanny Body, Sophie Landres, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Navigating A/Way: Women, Art, and Technology, Deanne Pytlinski, Metropolitan State University of Denver

GynoLux: Insights into New Media Art, Charissa N. Terranova, University of Texas at Dallas

subRosa Dissects: Your Body in the Global Biotech Market, Faith Wilding and Hyla Willis, Robert Morris University

Momentum: Gender/Art/Technology, Escalating the Dialogue 2.0, Muriel Magenta, Arizona State University

Beyond the Binary Code: Digtal (Re)Assemblages, Dalida Maria Benfield

Chair: Judith K. Brodsky, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Discussant: Ferris Olin, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University

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Panel Discussion
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology: New York, NY

June 13, 2013
Whitney Museum of Art
945 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Presentations by Muriel Magenta, Judith K. Brodsky, Ferris Olin, Adrianne Wrotzel, Janet Echelman, and Karolina Sobecka

Video Excerpts by Evelien Lohbeck, Emilia Forstreuter, Manu Luksch, Pamela Z, Deborah Kelly, and Isa Bordon

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Symposium
Trans Technology: Circuits of Culture, Self, Belonging

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March 5, 2013
Morning Session: Douglass Library, Mabel Smith Douglass Room
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ
Afternoon Session: Alexander Library Scholarly Conference Center
169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ

Morning Session:
Hacking Workshop/Demonstration, with work by artists Georgia Guthrie, Stephanie Alarcon, and Micha Cárdenas

Afternoon Session:
Interventions in Tech Industry and STEM
Panel discussion with Stephanie Alarcon, artist; Zach Blas, artist; Georgia Guthrie, artist; and Jessa Lingel, Rutgers PhD Candidate in LIS
Moderated by Katie McCollough, Rutgers PhD Candidate in Media Studies

Utopian Technics
Panel discussion with Micha Cárdenas, artist; Heather Cassils, artist; Leah De Vun, Associate Professor, Rutgers History Department; and Jacolby Satterwhite, artist
Moderated by Aren Aizura, Rutgers Institute for Research on Women Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Exhibition
Trans Technology: Circuits of Culture, Self, Belonging

Shana Agid, Stephanie Alarcón, Barbie Liberation Organization, Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas, Heather Cassils, Zackary Drucker, Genderchangers, Georgia Guthrie, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Sandy Stone

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January 22-June 3, 2013
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ

Bryce J. Renninger and Christina Dunbar-Hester, Guest Curators

Trans Technology focuses on technological art and artifacts that engage in trans, queer and feminist projects that help to trans (to use the word as a verb: spanning; interrogating; crossing; fusing) conceptions of the heterosexual matrix in technology. Furthermore, the exhibit addresses trans, queer and feminist studies and perspectives on technology, but in particular on the ways that transgender studies has approached (as Susan Stryker identifies it in the introduction to the Transgender Studies Reader) the recent "sea change in the academic study of gender, sex, sexuality, identity, desire, and embodiment." Without focusing on artists of any particular gender identity, the objects in the exhibit are challenges to the heterosexual matrix and propose new gendered circuits of culture, self, and belonging.
View the catalogue

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Panel Discussion
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

February 23, 2012
College Art Association Conference
LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology focuses on the concepts, innovations, and impact of women artists who embrace technology as their mode of personal expression. Little attention has been given to women artists' contributions to the digital world; yet theorists like Donna Haraway have addressed how technology can work to reduce gender disparities. This panel of artists, curators and theorists will provoke dialogue on how art is produced and experienced today, raising issues of whether women artists use technology to express content that is gender related, why technological advancement is associated with men, and how to change public perception to acknowledge women artists as innovators of new technologies in art.

Women/Art/Technology: Escalating the Dialogue, Muriel Magenta, Arizona State University

Redefining Health through a Postcybernetic Aesthetic, Jennifer Hall, Massachusetts College of Art

Cao-Fei: Empowering in Virtual Reality, Aileen June Wang, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Digital Archives: Protecting the Future through the Past, Lynn Hershman

Queer Technologies, Viral Aesthetics, and Hypertrophic, Transformation, Zach Blas, Duke University; and Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles

Chairs: Ferris Olin, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University; Muriel Magenta, Arizona State University

Discussants: Judith K. Brodsky, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University; Anne Swartz, Savannah College of Art and Design

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Panel Discussion
Talking Creativity: Conversations Between Scientists and Artists Series
Embracing Technology: Women in Science and Art Discuss the Virtual World

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October 3, 2011
Trayes Hall A, Douglass Campus Center
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Moderator:
Anne Swartz, Art History Department, Savannah College of Art and Design

Speakers:
Muriel Magenta, School of Art, Arizona State University
Rebecca Wright, Computer Science Department and Director of DIMACS, Rutgers University

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Panel Discussion
From the [Trans] Gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology (part 2)

March 26, 2011
Sackler Center, Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY

The artists on this panel use technology to make art. They create work that asks us to consider Donna Haraway's statement in The Cyborg Manifesto that technology eliminates the binary of male/female.

Panelists: Bang Geul Han, Artist; Yael Kanarek, Artist; Muriel Magenta, Artist; Gayle Salamon, Educator and Author
Moderators: Ferris Olin, Professor and Founding Co-Director, Rutgers Institute for Women and Art; Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery

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Panel Discussion
From the [Trans] Gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology (part 1)

March 9, 2011
Tribecca Center for the Performing Arts
199 Chambers St, New York, NY

The artists on this panel use technology to make art. They create work that asks us to consider Donna Haraway's statement in The Cyborg Manifesto that technology eliminates the binary of male/female. This panel asks the question, How has our relationship to the body changed as various areas of technology, including medical technology, have advanced.

Panelists: Jennifer Hall, Artist; Hana Iverson, Artist and Educator; Adrianne Wortzel, Artist
Discussant: Ferris Olin, Professor and Founding Co-Director, Rutgers Institute for Women and Art
Moderators: Judith K. Brodsky, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Visual Arts Department, Rutgers University; Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery

 
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