TFAP@CAA Day of Panels

Feminist Solidarities and Kinships | [email protected] 2022 Day(s) of Panels
This two-day virtual symposium addresses the possibilities and limitations of coalition building in current and historical feminist solidarity practices and considers how visual artists and cultural workers, past and present, have sought to balance the universal and the particular in order to galvanize around pressing global issues.

Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Symposium Chairs
Erina Duganne, Texas State University and Susan Richmond, Georgia State University
Abstracts and Bios

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 1 – Collectives and Communities
Opening with introductory remarks, this panel explores how art collectives and communities build feminist solidarity and kinships and what strategies, especially related to collaboration and reciprocity, these affiliations offer for feminist solidarity organizing in the arts.
Gabrielle Moser, Assistant Professor, York University
Feminist Killjoys and Symbolic Mothers: Strategies for Intergenerational Collaboration in the Arts
Patricia Nguyen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Mutual Aid Aesthetics and Imaging the Commons
Imani A. Wadud, Ph.D. candidate, University of Kansas
“Dark Adaptations”: Community of Color Makers and the Politics of Black Feminist Praxis

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 2 – Global Sisterhoods
This panel considers how global “sisterhoods” are conceptualized through art and visual culture practices and some of the pressing issues facing feminist art formations of intersectional and global sisterhoods. Keynote by Nicole Marroquin.
Josely Carvalho, Independent artist
The Bridge
Paloma Checa-Gismero, Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College
A Solidarity-Oriented Analytical Framework
Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fighting as Form: Tracing Liberation Roadmaps

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 3 – Exhibitions and Curatorial Spaces
This panel explores how exhibitions and curatorial spaces have functioned as sites of feminist coalition and kinship building as well as how these sites have worked (or not) to reconfigure global power relations and identity formations.
Claire Kovacs, Curator of Collections + Exhibitions, Binghamton University Art Museum
Hiss on Passivity, Hiss on Patriarchy: The Curatorial Praxis of the SisterSerpents
Rebecca Uchill, UMass Darthmouth (Recording not available)
Connecting the Threads: Nancy Holt’s Massachusetts
Sadia Shirazi, ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (Recording not available)
Slow Curating
Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Associate Professor, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
Curating Queer, Feminist, Asian Archipelagos
(Q&A not available)

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 4 – Labor
This panel takes up how feminist scholars, cultural workers, and artists have worked collectively to challenge histories of labor exploitation and attending concerns around social, economic, and environmental abuses.
Emily Hanako Momohara, Associate Professor, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Fruits of Labor: Migration and Agriculture
Shannan L. Hayes, Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College
Art and Social Reproduction
Nicole Archer, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University
All Stitched Up: Gendered Labor and the Flagging of Empire
Melissa Potter, Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Labors Lost: Missing Histories of Women Creatives and Changemakers

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 5 – Anti-Imperialist and Decolonial Solidarities
This panel examines how decolonial and anti-imperialist imperatives, especially as they relate to memory and knowledge formation as well as self-determination and sovereignty, have shaped feminist solidarity practices in the arts as well as some of the benefits and limitations of seeing these struggles in interconnected terms. Keynote by Aruna D’Souza.
Andrea Carlson, Independent artist
The Long Knives: Towards Ending Indigenous Displacement
Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, and Yajaira Saavedra, La Morada Mutual-Aid Kitchen
Archives in Common: Building a Situated Account of Mutual Aid Organizing and a Demand for Accountability
Aruna D’Souza, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
But what if the tower got built?: The Political Possibilities of Misunderstanding

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