present: a feminist dialogue across generations

PRESENT: A Feminist Dialogue Across Generations

milk and night

Milk and Night

Friday, September 5, 2014Sunday, September 21, 2014

278 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002 USA

“Eternity, it is the voice of milk mingled with text is written in white and black, in milk and night” wrote philosopher Hélene Cixous. It is through her penetrating metaphor that we attempt to lay out a framework beyond homogenizing, reductive reason.

‘Milk and Night’ is a group exhibition, which is the endeavor of four artists/curators, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Coco Dolle, Katie Cercone, Asha Cherian; all of whom are involved in women’s collectives and impassioned by the intersections between art and feminism. This show grows out of their feminist activity and gatherings undertaken over the past year: The Wolf Moon gathering at MoMA PS1, Sacred Nipples at the Last Brucennial and The Clitney Perennial at the Whitney Biennal.

Collectively, they share a vision for a new (art) world: The art world, as a microcosm of society, is a web of exclusionary and exploitative systems and interests. As individuals they are inspired by alternatives to a society created in the white, male, hetero-normative image. As artists they express this vision through work exploring themes of sexuality, the body, gender, eco-consciousness, nature, colonialism, race, alternative histories and mythologies and challenges to traditional power structures. Their vision states: “We are stirred to render the invisible visible. In one another we will never be lacking.”

Alongside their pieces, they have invited their artist peers to help activate a visual conversation about new feminisms. This show is a whisper within the polyphony of intersectional feminist work.

Ange, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Antonia Perez, Asha Cherian, Betty Tompkins, Bianca Casady, Coco Dolle, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, India Salvor Menuez, Jemima Kirke, JK5, Katie Cercone, Kara Rooney, Kembra Pfahler, Leah Aron, Lola Montes, Marcia Jones, Mariko Passion, Michael Tousana, Nancy Azara, Virginija Babusyte-Venckuniene.

Friday September 5, 7-10PM
Opening event with special performance by artist Kembra Pfahler
Sunday September 7, 12-3PM
Outdoors performance happening at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Pavillion
Friday September 12, 6-8PM
Performance event with Leah Aron and Mariko Passion
Friday September 19, 6-8PM
Represent, an intergenerational feminist dialogue, in the tradition of the NY Feminist Art Institute (NYFAI)
Sunday September 21 - 2014, 12-6PM
Closing day