Curated by Joan Snyder and Molly Snyder-Fink and coordinated by Mira Dancy
Stephanie Adams, Sachiko Akiyama, Gisela Sanders Alcantara, Sandra Appiah, Pasqualina Azzarello, Francisca Benitez, Victoria Burge, Mira Dancy, Mareena Daredia, Marni Horwitz, Saeri Kiritani, Danielle Lombardi, Riza Manalo, Brigid McCaffrey, Larilyn Sanchez, Claudia Sbrissa, Dasha Shishkin, Tracey Snelling, Rosemary Taylor, Emna Zghal
Exhibition dates: January 27 – March 11, 2007
Artists' reception: Saturday, January 27,
In collaboration with:
Re:Generation Emerging Women Artists
Works on Paper
at The Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, New York
Exhibition dates: February 2 - March 17, 2007
Artists' Reception: Friday, February 2, 6 - 9pm
Smack Mellon in collaboration with Kentler International Drawing Space is presenting a provocative (re)examination of feminist art today through the work of 20 international, emerging women artists.
Re:Generation, the show's title, alludes to the 1970's Feminist Art Movement and aims to reconnect that time with the dialogue surrounding feminism today.
Re:Generation represents the work of women artists from Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, The Philippines, Russia, Tunisia, and the United States. Re: Generation asserts that there is an intrinsic distinctiveness to the work of women artists. Each work in the show is a testament to the artist's desire to develop a means of speaking through her work, whether she is untangling her own cultural history, grappling with a social and political landscape that surrounds her, or aiming to relay an intangible emotional reality.
Re:Generation originated at Douglass College in 2005 with the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the school's Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series, a series Joan Snyder initiated in 1971. Originally, the Women Artist Series provided a much-needed venue for women artists not being shown elsewhere while also exposing students to the groundbreaking work of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Ida Applebroog, Faith Ringgold and Nancy Spero. Today it continues as such, provoking the questions: Is there still a need for women-only shows? Are women's voices being heard? Which women are able to tell their stories and which women are not? For the 35th anniversary Snyder asked her daughter, Molly Snyder-Fink, a documentary filmmaker, to join her in collaborating on this examination of feminist art today.
Re:Generation speaks to the regenerative power of developing one's own art-making practice and includes video, photography, painting, sculpture, installations and works on paper.