Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VanCity: Keeping the "Is" in Feminism

How great IS this? It's part of a new vitrine project at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. The project, coordinated by CAG curator Jenifer Papararo, will feature feminism-inspired slogans from various artists including curator/psychoanalyst/critic Jeanne Randolph, Kate Davis, FASTWURMS, Martha Wilson, Myfanwy Macleod, Dave Dyment, Kelly Mark, Kristina Podesva and others.

There's also a comments function on the gallery's site to invite feedback. No one has written in it yet... so everyone must agree. Or web commenting's not the best way to solicit reaction for a public art piece, mebbe. Or it's only been a few days since the vitrine was installed (Nov 21). In any case, the sign makes me smile.

Now if we could only figure out how to keep the "Emin" in feminism. That might be harder. Depending on who you ask, of course.


jpapararo said...

Hello Leah, thanks for your feedback and interest. I'd like to clarify that Jeanne Randolph was a participating artist not the organizer of "Keep the IS in FEMINISM". I organized the slogan project, but used Jeanne's as the title because it was so fitting. Again thanks, Jenifer Papararo

Leah Sandals said...

Ahhhhhh - Thanks Jenifer. I'll correct the post!
When will the others go up, by the way? Obviously, because I'm not there, I'm a little unclear on the installation.