i am not a good enough feminist.
Opening Reception Saturday, May 7th, 7-10pm
58 Lispenard Street
May 7th - June 30th
Thursday + Friday 2-7pm
Saturday + Sunday 10-6pm
Co-Curated by Melanie Kress and Kate Ryan
i am not a good enough feminist is an exhibition and publication that seeks to investigate feminism as a historically situated moment and the possibilities and necessities of its contemporary manifestations. Though organized by and stemming from an artistic mission, this project invites not only artists, writers, and other individuals from other artistic practices, but also an interdisciplinary group of activists and intellectuals to contemplate their experiences with, preconceptions of, and convictions surrounding feminism.
Inherent to this project is an investigation of resistance to the word and concept of feminism, perhaps manifesting in a new vocabulary with shared aims.
The project has a dual source and search. On the one hand, we contemplate anxiety surrounding feminism’s legacy, the hypothetical realization of our forbears’ goals, the danger of nullifying progress by inadequate engagement with the term. On the other hand, we perceive disbelief from within our generation and without, over the relevance of whatever we could do. Through both these lenses, we hope to recognize, articulate, commiserate, and organize surrounding the paralysis of moving feminism forward.
The exhibition includes works by: Fabienne Audeoud, Stacey Berman, Carolyn Clayton, Cibyl Delaire, Lizzy De Vita, John Dicicco, éMatome, Saredt Franco, Becky Hersch, Sally Grizzell Larson, Lauren Ellis Matthews, Sophia Moreno-Bunge, Johana Moscoso, Alicia Mountain, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Davida Nemeroff, Anne Marie O'Neill, Laura Pawson, Emma Quaytman, Alyssa Rapp, John Russell, Kate Ryan, Hilary Sand, Lane Sell, Joan Snitzer, Genevieve Thauvette, Hanae Utamura, Emily Weiner, and Julia Westerbecke.
Contributors to the publication include: Jay Critchley, Emma Dorsey, Laura Flanders, Barbara Hammer, Maren Karlson, Ben Lasman, Marley Blue Lewis, Clare Parry, Brian Paternostro, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Mira Schor, Risa Shoup, Joan Snitzer, Debora Spar, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Elizabeth Streb, Virginia Sweeney, Sam Vernon, Leda Ward, and Julia Weldon.
This project made possible by the generous support of No Longer Empty, Community Board 3, and the Barall Family Trust.