Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond
Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery
Saratoga Springs, New York
Sep 17, 2020 - Jun 6, 2021
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond takes the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment as the occasion for reflection and exploration of the issues and challenges women in the United States have faced, and continue to face, in politics and society. What has been accomplished in the last 100 years, and what has yet to be accomplished? The exhibition will serve as a campus and community hub for action and activism before and after the 2020 presidential election.
Installed in the gallery will be 100 works by 100 women and non-binary artists. In the center of the gallery will be a symbolic representation of the Wesleyan Chapel—site of the first suffrage meeting in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY. The exhibition is intended as a space for debate, discussion, and dialogue: between visitors, between artists, and between the artists and the original suffragists, in a conversation across time that both critiques and expands on the suffragists’ initial accomplishments and shortcomings. With a diverse group of women and non-binary artists working in photography, painting, printmaking, collage, textile, and sculpture, the exhibition manifests a multiplicity of women’s experiences, views, and modes of expression.
Never Done and its related programming will look at institutional structures that create power hierarchies impacting women across all aspects of society, including media bias, access to funds, and backlash against women seeking power. The exhibition will also consider the role of race and economics in shaping women’s participation in politics—for example, the relative disenfranchisement of women of color and low-income women far beyond the 19th Amendment.
Gina Adams, Laura Aguilar, Diana Al-Hadid, Laylah Ali, Diane Arbus, Firelei Báez, Rina Banerjee, Endia Beal, Tanyth Berkeley, Huma Bhabha, Suzanne Bocanegra, Katherine Bradford, Diane Burko, Andrea Carlson, Syd Carpenter, Jordan Casteel, Judy Chicago, Sonya Clark, Renee Cox, Jess T. Dugan, Chioma Ebinama, Jane Fine, Natalie Frank, Chitra Ganesh, Anna Gaskell, Vanessa German, Nan Goldin, Nancy Grossman, Kathy Grove, Guerrilla Girls, Martine Gutierrez, Daesha Devón Harris, Sheree Hovsepian, Juliana Huxtable, Hayv Kahraman, Corita Kent, Lisa Kereszi, Harriet Korman, Deana Lawson, Ellen Lesperance, Malerie Marder, Marlene McCarty, Julie Mehretu, Ana Mendieta, Joan Mitchell, Carrie Moyer, Lillian Mulero, Wangechi Mutu, Laurel Nakadate, Sophia Narrett, Dona Nelson, Gina Occhiogrosso, Alice O’Malley , Robyn O'Neil, Catherine Opie, Roberta Paul, Rachel Perry, Howardena Pindell, Sara Rahbar, Wendy Red Star, Mary Reid Kelley, Erin Riley, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Martha Rosler, Erika Rothenberg, Tschabalala Self, Joan Semmel, Beverly Semmes, Mindy Shapero, Cindy Sherman, Shahzia Sikander, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Amy Sillman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Kiki Smith, Shinique Smith, Jenny Snider, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero, Kathia St. Hilaire, Stephanie Syjuco, Sarah Sze, Barbara Takenaga, Lenore Tawney, Mickalene Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Tiny Pricks Project, Sara VanDerBeek, Anna Von Mertens, Kara Walker, Marie Watt, Carrie Mae Weems, Millie Wilson, Paula Wilson, Saya Woolfalk, Dyke Action Machine!
KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART
October 3, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Arrivals call forth origin stories. How did we get here? Where did we come from? Americans have remarkably varied stories to share, having come to call this country home in so many different ways: by conquest, displacement, colonialism, the slave trade, voluntary migration, and more. This exhibition focuses on a select series of arrival moments—Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Pilgrims, Ellis Island, the southern border today, among others—in order to look at how artists over time have explored some of the myths and narratives around what it means to be American.
ARRIVALS, guest curated by Heather Ewing, will feature some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. Artists represented in the exhibition include Norman Akers, Katrina Andry, Enrique Chagoya, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willie Cole, Vanessa German, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Annie Lopez, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Keith Anthony Morrison, Dulce Pinzón, Sara Rahbar, Faith Ringgold, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Stephanie Syjuco, Thuan Vu, Kara Walker, Flo Oy Wong and N.C. Wyeth. Their works offer a multiplicity of perspectives on signal moments of arrival, confronting ideas of belonging, othering, storytelling, the memory of ancestors, displacement, race, resilience and perseverance. They shed light on the different ways that the country has responded to societal change and changing demographics, and on the variety of strategies that artists have employed as they grapple with the myths and complexities of America’s most cherished ideals.