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CWA Picks for CAA 2020

posted by CAA — Feb 05, 2020

In lieu of the Committee on Women in the Arts’ monthly write ups on select exhibitions, programs and scholarship that explore gender issues, feminist practices and the work of women artists from around the world and the United States, this month’s picks will focus on local highlights during the 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Among them we would like to highlight the performance program curated by Out of Site Chicago for CWA’s Reception at HAUS and the Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago during CAA 2020 on Thursday February 13. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

The evening celebrates the centennial of US women’s suffrage and the 50%  women-centered content of this year’s conference, marking this monumental occasion while also acknowledging the discriminatory practices that limited voting rights for indigenous women and women of color, even after the passage of the 19th amendment. Seeking to extend conversations on gender, race, class and equality from a local and transnational perspective in light of the fraught history of inclusion in the US and this CWA-spearheaded initiative, Out of Site brings together two riveting, thought-provoking performances by Chicago-based artists Wannapa P-Eubanks and Alexandria Eregbu.

The 50/50 initiative’s spirit and the critical commemoration of US women’s suffrage underpin also several of the participatory projects and workshops of the 2020 ARTexchange program and exhibition that can be also explored during the CWA Reception. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 19th-century women’s suffrage address “Solitude of Self” is, for instance, the focus of Carol Flueckiger’s drawing workshop Solitude of Selfie, while the underside of the movement is addressed in UNDERBELLY, a participatory performance by Jennifer Natalya Fink and Julie Laffin. Click here to participate in this modern suffragette parade. For complete list of artists and workshops of 2020 ARTexchange click here.

CWA PICKS FOR CAA 2020 IN CHICAGO

Woman Made Gallery 

Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today.
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Vaginal Davis as G.B. Jones in Beggars of Life segment of The White to be Angry, 1999
Photo by John AES Nihil of Aesthetic Nihilism Pictorial

Vaginal Davis: The White to be Angry at the Art Institute Chicago
at the Art Institute Chicago
February 1 – April 26, 2020
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Mika Rottenberg: Easypiecesat
at the Bergman Family Gallery
October 2, 2019 – March 8, 2020
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Female Trouble: Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Lilli Carré, Qinza Najm, Kathryn Refi, Frances Waite
at Western Exhibitions
January 10 – February 22, 2020
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Margie Criner: Mind Over Matter
at Bert Green Fine Art
January 11 – February 22, 2020
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Candida Alvarez: Estoy Bien
at Monique Meloche Gallery
February 1 – March 28, 2020
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American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago
at Chicago History Museum
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Why women should vote
at Jane Addams Hull House
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True Peace: the presence of justice
at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
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Facing Freedom in America 
at Chicago History Museum
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Beth Foley
at Gallery Victor Armendariz
January 10 – February 28, 2020
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Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus
at the Art Institute Chicago
August 3, 2019 – February 17, 2020
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Robyn O’Neil: The Tapestries
at Western Exhibitions
January 10 – February 22, 2020
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