WE (Not I) convenes four days and nights of discursive meetings, presentations, and events that bring together a wide range of female artists, writers, curators and thinkers identifying with feminist practices to exchange and produce content addressing questions around the role of "we" in contemporary art practice.
We (Not I)
Wednesday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3, 2015
Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street
Daily work meetings at Artists Space Books & Talks will revolve around the topics of the development of a "we" non-singular voice in art authorship, the gendered and accumulated nature of art historic genius, the radical gesture of "dropping out," the value of the historical legacies of feminist art, and generally the edges of the self as a practitioner.
Public events each evening will mirror the day's discussions, with time left for questions and debate. These will punctuate and bring to a wider audience the material that is developing throughout the WE (Not I) week:
The all-day work meeting from 11am-5pm, preceding Saturday's evening event, is open to anyone who is interested. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
WE (Not I) has been organized by the artist Melissa Gordon and the writer Marina Vishmidt, who have together previously, with Kaisa Lassinaro, produced the publications LABOUR (2011) and PERSONA (2013). The first iteration of WE (Not I) took place with a different group of participants in April 2015 in London, at South London Gallery, Flat Time House and Raven Row. Some of the content developed during both sessions of WE (Not I) will be published in a series of magazines in 2015/16 edited by Gordon and Vishmidt.
September 30, 2015
Angie Keefer & Lynne Tillman
Talk, reading, and conversation
Doors 6:30, Starts 7pm sharp
October 1, 2015
Presence and Absence
Meredyth Sparks, Melissa Gordon, Ariana Reines, Chris Kraus (in absentee)
Talks & Readings
October 2, 2015
October 3, 2015
Silvia Federici, Melanie Gilligan, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Lise Soskolne / W.A.G.E., Marina Vishmidt
Talks & Discussion
11am - 5pm
Those attending WE (Not I) in New York include:
Sonia Louise Davis
Chris Kraus (in absentee)
Liz Magic Laser
Kathy Noble (with Judith Bernstein, Dara Birnbaum & Joan Jonas)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Lise Soskolne / W.A.G.E.
Artists Space would like to thank Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner for their gracious support of WE (Not I) in New York.