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    VISUAL ARTS

    The Activist Impulse

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    October 10 - November 15, 2008


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    The Activist Impulse

    Born itself of an activist impulse in 1978, Women & Their Work created a new venue in revolt against women’s invisibility in museums and galleries. Now 30 years later and still thriving, Women & Their Work asks itself, “What role does activism play in art today?” In video, photography, drawing, and performance, six artists curated by Regine Basha explore some of the thorniest issues of our time in subtle, complex,...

    Born itself of an activist impulse in 1978, Women & Their Work created a new venue in revolt against women’s invisibility in museums and galleries. Now 30 years later and still thriving, Women & Their Work asks itself, “What role does activism play in art today?” In video, photography, drawing, and performance, six artists curated by Regine Basha explore some of the thorniest issues of our time in subtle, complex, even humanistic ways. What these artists bring to the conversation is a renewed interest in how art can have ‘agency’ in the world beyond art (and beyond the art market) and become seamlessly absorbed into culture at large. Through challenging, interventionist tactics, these artists have all ‘acted on’ specific moments and given contexts, some very risky, in an effort to short circuit the status quo and reveal other ways of thinking and being.


    Women and Their Work

    1710 Lavaca Street
    Austin, TX 78701

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    Admission Info:
    Free


    General Day and Time Info:
    Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 6 -9pm
    Gallery hours:
    Monday through Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday noon - 5pm


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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