Judy Chicago Symposium: Planting a Feminist Art Education Archive
Judy Chicago will be the keynote speaker the upcoming symposium “Judy Chicago: Planting a Feminist Art Education Archive,” at Penn State (April 5–6, 2014), calling for a re-conceptualization of studio art teaching in higher education.
April 5, 2014, SATURDAY: During the first day of the two-day symposium, feminist artists, educators, and activists involved in planting and cultivating a living archive in a university libraries system will explore what it means for an archive to live. With the notion of a living archive, presenters will conceptualize an emerging feminist archival sensibility of collaboration, interconnectivity, participatory accessibility, resistance to injustice, positionality, and dialogism.
April 6, 2014, SUNDAY: In the second day of the symposium, Jill Fields, historian of Jewish studies at Fresno State, will present “Entering the Picture: Fresno Feminist Art Program”; Andrew Perchuk, deputy director of the Getty Research Institute, will present “You Say You Want a Revolution: Feminist Art in Southern California;” art historian Jane Gerhard will present “Moving to the Mainstream: The Dinner Party’s Long Road to the Brooklyn Museum”; Donald Woodman, photographer and co-facilitator with Judy Chicago in several of her teaching projects, will present “What About Men”; and William Catling, professor and department chair of art and design at Azusa Pacific University, will present “Transforming University Studio Art Education.”