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WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the first comprehensive, historical exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art. 

The exhibition, curated by Connie Butler, spans the period of 1965 to 1980 and includes 120 artists and artist groups from the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. WACK! includes work by women who operated within the political structure of feminism as well as women who did not necessarily embrace feminism as part of their practice, but were impacted by the movement. Comprising work in a broad range of media - including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance art -, the exhibition is organized around themes based on media, geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses. 

This exhibition was displayed on the entire First and Second Floors and in the Third Floor Main Gallery of P.S.1 from February 17, 2008 through May 12, 2008.



!Women Art Revolution
New Films By Women Filmmakers, Pt. 2: Heretics
New Films by Women Filmmakers About the Feminist Revolution, Pt. 1
Protest and Survive: The Legacy of Collective Action
Cecilia Vicuña: mtChondrial Eve (Mother of Threads)
Pink Bloque Revisited
The 30th Anniversary Reunion of DISBAND
Women in Experimental Film
Differences and Dialogues: World Views on the Feminist Movement
Lorraine O'Grady
Performa 2007: You Didn't Have to Be There (Photography, Performance, and Contemporary Art)
Carolee Schneemann
Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Fake Estates featuring Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Performa 2005: 24-Hour Incidental
Recorded Matter: The Modern
Artist's View
The BioBlurb Show: The Holy Grail (Religion, Art and DNA)
Recorded Matter: Femmes in Audio Art
Recorded Matter: Women Who Rock
Surface Tension / Rencontres Internationales
Joan Jonas and Joan Simon
Katharina Sieverding and Paolo Canevari
Marina Abramovic and Alanna Heiss
Louise Bourgeois Sings
WPS1 Venice interviews: Annette Messager
The BioBlurb Show: Face Value - Plastic Surgery and Transformation Art
Art Is, Pt. 2
The Feminist Future: Body/Sexuality/Identity (2007)
Art Is, Pt. 1
Robot Radio: Noise in Your Eye, Jean Tinguely & Harry Bertoia
The Art of 9/11 @ Apex Art: Arthur C. Danto
Carolee Schneemann with Katharina Sieverding
Joan Jonas
Joan Snyder
Kirsten Dufour
Judy Chicago
Mary Beth Edelson
Pauline Oliveros
Martha Rosler and Nick Stillman
Martha Rosler
Carolee Schneemann with Gordon Knox
Sampler of Audio Material by Visual Artists, including Alexis Smith