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Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice Symposium and Reception

April 21, 2017
1:00pm  -  6:00pm
Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College

This 1/2 day symposium explores the themes of Revolution at Point Zero, the first exhibition to position the feminist art movement as the progenitor of contemporary social practice. The program features local and national artists, speakers, workshops, performances and finishes with the exhibition’s closing reception at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery, plus other events throughout OE.

Free to OE attendees, please register to attend here.

SYMPOSIUM: Join us during the Open Engagement Conference for a half day of artist and curator presentations, workshops, networking, and a party celebrating the closing of the exhibition. Meet, learn and share your own work about the intersection of feminism and socially-engaged art. This symposium is part of the exhibition Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice at the Glass Curtain Gallery.

Symposium Schedule, April 21 

1:00-1:30pm          Welcome and introductory remarks

1:30-3:00                Short presentations by artists, curators, performers, organizers

3:00–3:15               Coffee break

3:15-4:00                Workshops

4:00-6:00pm         Revolution at Point Zero Closing Reception, with artist presentations in Glass Curtain Gallery.   

Also during the reception, Marisa Jahn’s CareForce One car will be parked outside the gallery and she’ll be speaking about her work in the exhibition that evening, along with exhibiting artists Megan Young and Angela Davis Fegan.

More Revolution at the Zero Point events April 22nd- 23rd

Megan Young’s Longest Walk Public Installation:

Sat. April 22nd at 11:45am
Peoria Street Overpass  (pedestrian bridge at S. Peoria St. between W. Van Buren on north & W. Harrison on south)
(After the I Can’t Breathe Event at Gallery 400)

Sun. April 23rd at 3:30pm
Peoria Street Overpass
(Before the Jumpsuit Project at Gallery 400)

LONGEST WALK is an installation of female identifying bodies in public spaces originally created in protest to the dehumanizing policies of the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio. Conceived and directed by Megan Young, the original includes collaborative development with participants and poster design/hand printing by contributing artist, Angela Davis Fegan. It transforms the systemic boundaries and restrictions of the politically charged RNC event, even from within a climate of exclusion and deep ideological divides.

Special Thanks to UIC School of Theatre & Music, Rachelle Tsachor for Project Support.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Revolution at Point Zero is the first exhibition of its kind to position the feminist art movement as the progenitor of contemporary socially-engaged art.

For more information visit: colum.edu/revolution

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