Hosted by Ariana Manov and Felicia Montes : It’s a tough call. Does feminist art always leave us having to “eat our spinach”? (Do it, it’ll be good for you!”) Art seeks to explore the deep questions. Politics demands a clear direction and message.
How do feminist artists grapple with the contradictions?
We’ve lined up some tremendous artists who are ready to tell us. Using very different art forms to express their evolutionary and revolutionary activism, they are: Traci Kato-Kiriyama, a nationally-touring writer/actor/and multi-platform artist who created PULL: Tales of Obsession and has brought together Japanese American and Muslim American storytellers for A Day of Remembrance; Elana Mann who makes visible the unseen power of sound and listening and is the co-founder of ARLA (The Artist Bailout Collective) and The People’s Microphony Camerata; Kristy Sandoval who co-founded HOODsisters — an all-womyn and womyn-identified crew that collaborates on culturally rooted public art mural projects which raise awareness, educate and beautify her Pacoima, California community; and Jacquetta Szathmari, a writer and performer whose latest project is producing the Festival of the Offensive (F-Off) which showcases live performances (that otherwise might not be produced because the establishment doesn’t have the balls to produce them.)
Then it’s your turn to add your voice to this mix. We’ll open the phones at (818) 985-5735 to weigh in with your opinions and questions. Does feminist art INVITE us to think –rather than TELLING us what to think?
Tuesday afternoon at 3:00, this is what feminism sounds like!
L to R: Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Jacquetta Szathmari, Kristy Sandoval, Elana Mann