This panel will focus on Susan Bee and Mira Schor's 29-year collaborative editorial project M/E/A/N/I/N/G-the journal started in 1986 and continues to the present as M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. It will emphasize the artists' individual roots in 1970s feminism and social activism, the cultural conditions in the 1980s-both in terms of feminism and in art discourse-that led to the founding of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, the influence of its small-scale publication on many other journals both small and mainstream, and the community of artists that was created by the work.
Co-Chairs: Susan Bee (Pratt Institute; University of Pennsylvania) and Mira Schor (Parsons, The New School)
Panelists: Joyce Kozloff (Independent Artist) Sheila Pepe (Pratt Institute), Kara Rooney (Independent Artist, The Brooklyn Rail), Alexandria Smith (Independent Artist).
This panel was part of the 2015 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels: Collective Creativity: Collaboration and Collectives in Feminist Art Practice.
Links to other panels from the 2015 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels:
Welcome and Introductory Remarks: vimeo.com/120298893
Collaboration and Collectivity: the Past or Future of Feminist Exhibition Making: vimeo.com/120298892
Gatecrashing: Feminist Collaboration and Institutional Intervention: vimeo.com/122636859
When the Personal Becomes Political: Creative Activism/Collective Intentions: vimeo.com/123546455
Power, Collaborations, and Lies: vimeo.com/124762238
Encouragements with Dave: vimeo.com/122131489
Roundtable: ColleCtive NoW: Artists on the Collective Present: vimeo.com/126447092