Anita's Call to Arms: Radical Art, Politics, and Teaching

Thu February 24th 2022, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Art & Art History, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Online via Zoom
Anita's Call to Arms: Radical Art, Politics, and Teaching

Please join us for a panel accompanying the exhibition Anita Steckel: The Feminist Art of Sexual Politics now on view at the Stanford Art Gallery.  The panel will focus on Steckel's feminist commitments as an artist and teacher as well as her relevance to artists contesting sexism and patriarchal power structures today.

Panelists: Johanna Burton is the Maurice Marciano Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and leading critic and scholar of contemporary art. She curated the pioneering show Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017) at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, which focused on non-binary, transgender, and otherwise radical reworkings of gender in visual art.Jessica Maffia is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Maffia is the recipient of numerous artist residency fellowships, including at the Albee Foundation and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, as well as two grants from the Hells Kitchen Foundation. She recently completed a permanent public installation off Broadway in uptown Manhattan for the Audubon Mural Project.Rachel Middleman is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Humanities Center at California State University, Chico. She is the author of Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and Sex in the 1960s (2018) and co-curator of Anita Steckel: The Feminist Art of Sexual Politics.Moderator:Richard Meyer is Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History and Director of Graduate Studies in Art History/Film & Media Studies at Stanford. He is the co-author, with Catherine Lord, of Art and Queer Culture (2019) and co-curator of Anita Steckel: The Feminist Art of Sexual Politics.

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Co-sponsored by The Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; The Clayman Institute for Gender Research; and the Burt McMurtry Arts Initiative Fund.

Image: Anita Steckel, Feminist Party Poster (detail)1971.

This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register in advance (your name and email address are required). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom meeting. 

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