tART Collective

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The tART Collective is an intersectional feminist and anti-racist art collective in New York City. Founded in 2004, the group is the longest-running feminist art collective in the city.

In 2005, tART organized the first exhibition of the group's artists' work titled "Fed Up With Being Sweet" in a Bowery loft space.[1] In 2016, tART completed a collaboration with Smoke School of Art (SSA) in Atlanta, GA, at WonderRoot, that had been two years in the making: "A Bad Question", an exhibition and forum on race and feminism. As part of the process, tART staged readings by black feminists as part of their self-education. In a Burnaway review, Catherine Rush wrote: “'A Bad Question' prioritizes conversations about race and gender in artworks that reference broken and unexamined dominant social systems, their disastrous effects on individual and communal psyches, and the existence and evolution of different voices and modes of being...Not all artists included in this exhibition necessarily consider their work “feminist,” yet the shared goal of tART and SSA to provide support for women artists is an unequivocally feminist objective."[2][3]

tART has exhibited in NYC, Atlanta, and Prague and combine exhibitions with both actions and public programming. tART artists have presented on female artist collectives and feminism at Open Engagement [4], organized a reading and discussion of the Immigrant Manifesto [5] and collaborated with Create Collective at the Center for Anti-Violence Education on a multi-arts workshop in response to a homophobic rise in street harassment in Brooklyn's Park Slope [6]

Artists[edit]

Its current artists are Suzanne Broughel, Anna Lise Jensen and Petra Gupta Valentova.[7]

Artists who have contributed to the collective throughout the years are Damali Abrams, Liz Ainslie, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Jill Auckenthaler, Julia Whitney Barnes, Suzanne Bennett, Monica Carrier, Sophia Chai, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Laurie Close, Aisha Cousins, Melissa Cowper-Smith, Ann deVere, Maria Dumlao, Purdy Eaton], Laura Fayer], MaDora Frey, Georgia Elrod, Tara Giannini, Rachael Gorchov, Clarity Haynes, Jodie Vincenta Jacobson, Paddy Johnson, Elsie Kagan, Elaine Kaufmann, Katherine Keltner, Katy Krantz, Emily Noelle Lambert, Katerina Lanfranco, Rebecca Layton, Lisa Lindgren, Rebecca Loyche, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Suzanne Malitz, Glendalys Medina, Jessica Mein, Ilse Murdock, Danielle Mysliwiec, Anne Polashenski, Asya Reznikov, Carrie Rubinstein, Nikki Schiro, Amy Shapiro, Yasmin Spiro, Melissa Staiger, Rosemary Taylor, Kathleen Vance and Sam Vernon.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tART Collective". www.tartnyc.org. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  2. ^ ""How Can White Women Include Women of Color In Feminism?" Is A Bad Question. Here's Why". BGD. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  3. ^ http://burnaway.org/review/a-bad-question-wonderroot/
  4. ^ "Contributors, OE 2011 - Open Engagement".
  5. ^ "live-streaming reading of IM Manifesto by members of tART Collective - Immigrant Movement International".
  6. ^ "Create Collective". createcollective.org.
  7. ^ "tART Collective". tartnyc.org.
  8. ^ "tART Collective". tartnyc.org.

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