October 19 – December 30
Friday, October 19, 6 – 8pm
at Vespa Properties http://vespa-artsandcommunity.tumblr.com/
Central Booking is back and so is Maddy Rosenberg with a great exhibit based on the writings of Lucy Lippard and her influence on feminism and the arts! This exhibit has a great roster of artists like Beatrice Coron, Miriam Schaer, Robbin Ami Silverberg, and Maddy Rosenberg, herself. From installation to performance and just plain old (how can anyone call artists' books "just plain old"?) artists' books, this exhibit reexamines the fabulous writings of Lucy Lippard and how she influenced a whole generation of women and more toward re-defining art history that would include women! What a concept! From Miriam Shapiro, Faith Ringgold and Faith Wilding, the feminist art movement still continues to influence young female artists and art students as well as male with its wonderful and varied processes and patterns. This exhibit showcases how the movement also influenced the makers of artists' books and its many forms! Temporarily located at Vespa Properties, the exhibit is up until December 30th, 2012 and is a must-see if you are in the city during its duration! Another exhibit will also travel to Lafayette College, the Williams Center Art Gallery in Easton, PA opening November 2nd and running through to December 15th! The opening reception is Monday, November 12th and will be another wonderful exhibit to augment the exhibit in Brooklyn. While Central Booking is trying to locate a permanent space, these two exhibits definitely ensure that Maddy Rosenberg is back and will be providing fabulous exhibits dedicated to the artists' book and paper!
For more information on the history of the Feminist Art Movement, check out Lucy Lippard's writings at your local art bookstore or on Amazon.com! Also, I always enjoyed reading Faith Ringgold and Bell Hooks and their perspectives. If you can locate some information about WomanHouse done on the West Coast and the early work of the art feminists such as Faith Ringgold, Miriam Shapiro, Judy Chicago and Faith Wilding, this is a fascinating foundation for the early years of the movement! The Brooklyn Art Museum also has a permanent installation of Judy Chicago's work and a whole wing dedicated to the Feminist Art Movement! Enjoy!