The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World
February 21, 2018 7PM
Beginning in the film industry last year, we have been witnessing more and more #MeToo women speaking out, sharing their stories, and becoming empowered like never before. Has this movement extended into the art world?
Two-thirds of participants in professional development classes and workshops are people who identify as women. Many seek permission for their actions, and most shy away from self-promotion. Can we bring the strength and empowerment of the #MeToo movement into the art world in a way that helps increase women’s visibility, marketability, and influence?
With over 22,000 women contacting Emily’s List for information on running for office, how can we help propagate a similar surge in the art world?
Join us for a town hall forum conversation with Hrag Vartanian, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, PhD, Zoe Charlton, Tim Doud and Courtney Fink. Moderated by Sharon Louden at LACE on February 21 from 7-9pm, beginning with a special performance by Future Clown before the discussion.
Rachel Mason’s FutureClown is an internet avatar and live performance persona with a history of lip-synching the voices of the most powerful American leaders, most recently the 45th President. Mason enacted the President’s entire inaugural speech as a live-stream from LACE on inauguration day, 2017. “Through Futureclown we see the speech and its reception. The clown makes space for both to be visible beside one another. ” – Tim Reid, Riting