Artists Space and Printed Matter are pleased to announce the podcast of The Three: artist – activist – feminist, a round-table discussion featuring AA Bronson and Ute Meta Bauer in conversation, moderated by Chrysanne Stathacos.
This Blue Room event was held at Artists Space on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 5:30pm.
The Three: artist – activist – feminist brought together 30 invited guests from diverse backgrounds. The small size facilitated easy conversation, and refreshments were served. The round-table coincided with Printed Matter's exhibition Fierce Pussy and PS1's Wack! exhibition.
90-minute conversation reflected on feminist artist/activist actions of
the late 1980s to mid 1990s and the effect these issues or actions have
on us today.
To listen to the podcast please go to www.artistsspace.org/index.
Included in the scope of the conversation were:
• Informationsdienst (Information Service) was a project by Ute Meta Bauer, Tine Geissler and Sandra Hastenteufel from 1992-94 touring to 15 different venues, including alternative spaces and museums. Silvia Kolbowski edited a presentation in October No 71, MIT Press, 1995;
• fierce pussy actions were carried out by Nancy Brooks Brady, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, Carrie Yamaoka, and others in New York City from 1991 through 1994. The publication fierce pussy includes tear-out facismile posters from the period, suitable for wheat-pasting (Printed Matter, Inc., New York, 2008).
• The Abortion Project, a collaboration by Kathe Burkhart and Chrysanne
Stathacos, commemorated the Manifeste de 343, a bold demand for
women's reproductive rights published in 1971 in Le Nouvel Observateur, France. It was presented at Artists Space, Simon Watson Gallery, Real Art Ways, Hallwalls, and New Langton Arts between 1991 and 1993.
• Time Capsule: A Concise Encyclopedia by Women Artists, was edited by Robin Kahn with introductions by Kathy Acker and Avital Ronell,
and contributions by more than 500 women artists from all over the
world, including Kenya, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Cuba (SOS
International and Creative Time, New York, 1995).
• PAD/D (Political Art Documentation/Distribution archive), an artists' collective conceived by Lucy Lippard in 1979, was active through 1988. Its archive was organized by Barbara Moore and Mimi Smith and donated to the MOMA Library.
Participants: Ute Meta Bauer / AA Bronson / Chrysanne Stathacos /
Judith Barry / Nancy Brooks Brady / Kathe Burkhart / Mia Enell / Joy Episalla / Catherine Facerias / Nancy Friedmemann / Maxine Henryson / Robin Kahn / Joan Jonas / Laura Kaplan / Silvia Kolbowski /
Mark Krayenhoff / Elisabeth Lebovici / Zoe Leonard / Amy Lipton /
Mark Looney / Barbara Moore / Miriam Schaer / Saher Shah /
Susan Silas / Mary Anne Staniszewski / Ginger Brooks Takahiashi / Rebecca Quaytman / Martha Wilson / Carrie Yamaoka / Octavio Zaya
Artists Space Staff: Mirelle Borra / Benjamin Weil / Meredith Johnson / Amy Owen / Hillary Wiedemann / Stephanie Howe