Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
January 28—February 26
Fresh on the heels of what will likely go down in history as the largest U.S. demonstration—with nearly three million people taking to the streets during Women’s Marches plus sister protests in seven continents—a new exhibition at Carnegie Mellon University explores how art and technology can amplify women’s voices, perspectives and experiences.
Featuring multimedia work by 22 artists, designers and developers, Hacking / Modding / Remixing as Feminist Protest will be on view to the public at the University’s Miller Gallery from January 28th through February 26.
Spanning 1978 to the present day, works represent a wide range of media and techniques, including video art, performance, sculpture, gaming, photography, and more. A thread connecting all of the works is a focus on how artists working at the intersection of art and technology are disrupting established beliefs and practices in tech fields and popular culture, and how artwork made by women can powerfully and effectively represent people and issues that are often marginalized, ignored and dismissed.
Don’t miss the free opening reception for the exhibit this Friday, January 26th from 6 to 8 p.m.—which will include remarks by the curator and select artists.
The compelling selection is curated by artist, game developer and organizer Angela Washko. Founder of The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, Washko has organized projects at numerous international art venues, and has published writing in Creative Time Reports, FIELD Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism, Neural Magazine, and more.
Feminist Protest will also provide a fascinating framework for several free public programs offered in conjunction with the show.
The lineup kicks off January 25th with a Visiting Artist Lecture by Swiss artist and inventor Annina Ruest. Associate professor in Syracuse University’s Department of Transmedia, Ruest is known for her work in new media art, software art and electronic art. On Thursday, January 26th, the series will present a talk by pioneering, Mohawk new media artist Skawennati.
On February 10th, The Andy Warhol Museum will host a multimedia event in conjunction with the exhibition titled, Talks Back: A Screening Program. The night will include live performance, screenings and a panel discussion featuring artists Ann Hirsch, Barbara Hammer, Dynasty Handbag, Narcissister, Rachel Rampleman, Sadie Benning, Sondra Perry, and Suzie Silver.
See a complete list of participating artists and events here.
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