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An “intergenerational conversation about the impact of feminism on contemporary art and preserving the legacies of feminist artists and spaces in New York City” presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and organized by A.I.R. Gallery and the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers.

If you missed this, check out the work by each of the participants, be inspired, start a conversation, start something – and find yourself and others in the process.

Participants: Dariah Dorosh, Leah DeVun, Deborah Bershad-AddeoReina Gossett, Katherine HubbardChristina Stahr Hunter

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Deborah Bershad Addeo

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Leah DeVun

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Reina Gossett

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Katherine Hubbard

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Christina Stahr Hunter

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see exhibition and performances on our the tART website.


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5:30PM – 7:30 PM, the Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, second floor of library – more information to come.  For now, pics of process, that meaty heart of the matter.

Chain of events: Yulia Tikhonova contacted me about an opportunity at the library; I in turn sent out Open Call to tART; damali abrams responded and is now organizer and curator of show.

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at the Kravets Wehby gallery – her own work with the work of Aya Uekawa as part of the setting – before opening on November 21, 2013. Sydney is now a tART alumna and Aya just joined tART last year.


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A collaboration between Xavier, Don Porcella, Nikki Schiro and her Ozaneaux Space, and Make-A-Wish foundation. The opening was October 3rd – I am catching up….

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Aya invited our collective for a visit to Beacon, where she lives with her husband Joseph Ayers.

In addition to the tART visit Jo Q. Nelson organized a talk, with Joseph, at KuBe, for Fjellerup i Bund & Grund and she participated with Anna Lise Jensen, Julia Whitney Barnes and Monica Carrier.
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Chain of events:

This summer, I picked up Jo Q. Nelson at the bus station in Aarhus, Denmark, and – as we made our way to the small town of Fjellerup on the coast – we ended up discussing three collective situations : 1. Jo’s recently ended communal living in New York; 2. the various communities, I am in the process of weaving together in Fjellerup; 3. the paradoxical longevity of the collective I am part of in NYC: tART.  Jo ends up suggesting a coaching session for tART, with her sister, Sarah B. Nelson – and this is what took place this week.  Jo assisted Sarah and participating tART members, in addition to myself, were: Katherine Keltner and Petra Valentova

We ended up doing an exercise that was supposed to involve an epic recounting of tART, and our own roles within the collective, but what ended up happening, was Petra, Katherine and I gravitating towards the middle of a simple graphic illustration of past, present and future: we were interested in the present.  The present kept expanding, from a narrow strip drawn by Sarah, to the point it took up most of the sheet of paper that was rolled out by Sarah and Jo on our table.  This present was a recent tART project, organized by Kathleen Vance for the Dumbo Arts Fair, tART Is Art,  and an evening like the one we were having: easily organized, socially enjoyable and having a task/challenge of some sort – in addition to atmosphere of place and gaining tools for self and to share with collective.

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at recent Dumbo Arts Fair.  tART participants:  damali abrams, Ann deVere, Julia Whitney Barnes, Katherine Keltner, Anna Lise Jensen, Petra Valentova and Kathleen Vance.

You can see more pics here

About to be collaborators - holding images by Julia Whitney Barnes and damali abrams

About to be collaborators – holding images by Julia Whitney Barnes and damali abrams

I worked with curator Yulia Tikhonova twice – for the exhibit Brother, Can You Spare a Stack, at NY Center for Book Arts, and tART’s Collectively Assembled at Arts@Renaissance, both times rewarding and resulting in the opening up of further possibilities.  The same seems to be the case for Yulia and Jim’s new home and house-warming party – the place will most likely become a salon of sorts.

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