CURRENCY now open! Panel talk Oct. 11th

The latest iteration of the Feminist/Futurist Collective’s exhibitions, entitled “Currency”, is now on view at Boston CyberArts Gallery in Jamaica Plain! The show is up until October 16th, and there will be a Zoom panel discussion on October 11th from 7-8:30pm:

Artist Panel: The Feminist Future of Art : A discussion about value, monuments, exchange and technology in art now and in the future.

FeministFuturist artists on the panel: Freedom Baird, Christina Balch, Marjorie Kaye, AK Liesenfeld, Carolyn Wirth

Intro by Chris Klepper of Art & Technology New England (ATNE)

Moderated by Christina Balch

Boston CyberArts Gallery  is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm and by appointment at 141 Green Street, Boston, MA  02130

Friends, after a long hiatus we are thrilled to return with a new ATNE event!

Please join us for a discussion of the exhibition, CURRENCY, by the artist collective FeministFuturist. This exhibition—on display now through Sunday October 16, 2022 at The Boston Cyberarts Gallery—is created, curated and presented by the collective and encompasses both physical and virtual work. CURRENCY’s themes include the concept of monuments (their permanence or impermanence in physical or digital realms); Feminism in digital platforms; and ways in which a Feminist perspective can heal Earth from a male-dominated, capitalist-technological hegemony.

When: Tuesday, October 11th, 7 pm

Where: Virtually on Zoom (link coming soon)

Presenters: FeministFuturist artists

Free event!

About the Presenters

In their own words, the FeministFuturist art collective’s founding purpose is the following: “We call on fellow artists to foment cultural change by creating visionary art. We seek to evolve culture creatively, equitably, with sustainable technologies, and with deep respect for the ecological systems of planet Earth. Feminist Futurism offers visions of coexistence, healing, and community with all living things.

Freedom Baird is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the interconnection between humans and nature. Her work addresses systems and society, and often includes performance and viewer participation. She holds master’s degrees from the Media Lab at MIT and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has exhibited recently at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Fuller Craft Museum.

Christina Balch (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist, producer, and technologist. Her work explores perceptions of self through digital technology and data. 

Nancy Hayes was a ceramic sculptor before becoming a painter who develops forms and visual landscapes built from her imagination. Hayes creates elaborate compositions using color, line, pattern, and shape, building characters with their own texture and biology. She lives and works in South Dartmouth, MA

Marjorie Kaye is a visual artist currently based in North Adams in the Berkshires. Although primarily a painter working with gouache, she has also explored her wild, unruly, yet precise compositions in wood as well. She is the Director of Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SoWA Art and Design District in addition to her art practice, and has had extensive exhibitions and has been awarded grants from the Provincetown Art Museum and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Anna Katharina (AK) Liesenfeld is a fashion designer and virtual reality concept artist. She has worked with Boston Fashion Week, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, creating garments and accessories exploring identity in fashion. AK will be showing a salon made entirely using VR. With this piece, she hopes to inspire the audience to join her in the conversation around the legacy of pioneering female educator Helen Temple Cooke.

Karen Meninno is a mixed media sculptor, painter, and fashion designer whose work spans many realms of futuristic visions. Currently, Meninno investigates the peculiarities of the digital (machine-based) and the analog (human or organic) in the digital spaces we inhabit, and the effects of interactions between them.

Carolyn Wirth, a Boston-area sculptor and occasional installation artist, uses the figure to describe people and landscapes historically unrepresented due to gender bias. Her practice inhabits the experiences of feminist-defined representation; she has been artist-in-residence at several regional museums and exhibits in numerous New England galleries.

This post was written by atneprograms2 and was published on September 17th, 2022 under the categories Events , Upcoming Events.

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