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post Presents: Translating Feminism

The word feminism was the subject of a public conversation that took place on November 18, 2014, at MoMA. Under the heading “Translating Feminism,” Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Agata Jakubowska, and Gayatri Sinha discussed the term’s implications for artistic practice in their respective areas of scholarship. In Latin America, Fajardo-Hill argued, feminism has often been regarded as a bourgeois pursuit, one at odds with more urgent concerns in the context of political oppression and dictatorship. By contrast, Jakubowska gave a personal account of her own encounter with feminism, which she considered a concept imported from the U.S., in Poland; and Sinha gave an overview of a multiplicity of practices by female artists in India that could be deemed feminist. The discussion among the speakers and subsequently with Stuart Comer, MoMA's Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, and the audience served to highlight many common concerns, but also clear regional differences, thereby evoking both the challenges and the possibilities of feminism today.

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Stuart Comer

Chief Curator, Media and Performance Art The Museum of Modern Art Stuart Comer is the Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He oversees the department’s program of special... Read more »
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Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is an independent British/Venezuelan art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art, specializing in Latin American art. She has a PhD in... Read more »
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Agata Jakubowska

Adam Mickiewicz University Agata Jakubowska is associate professor at the Department of Art History at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She is the author of, among others, On the... Read more »
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Gayatri Sinha

Gayatri Sinha is an art critic and curator based in New Delhi. Her primary areas of interest are around the issues of gender and iconography, media, economics and social... Read more »
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post Presents: Translating Feminism

The word feminism was the subject of a public conversation that took place on November 18, 2014, at MoMA. Under the heading “Translating Feminism,” Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Agata Jakubowska, and Gayatri Sinha discussed the term’s implications for artistic practice in their respective areas of scholarship. In Latin America, Fajardo-Hill argued, feminism has often been regarded as a bourgeois pursuit, one at odds with more urgent concerns in the context of political oppression and dictatorship. By contrast, Jakubowska gave a personal account of her own encounter with feminism, which she considered a concept imported from the U.S., in Poland; and Sinha gave an overview of a multiplicity of practices by female artists in India that could be deemed feminist. The discussion among the speakers and subsequently with Stuart Comer, MoMA's Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, and the audience served to highlight many common concerns, but also clear regional differences, thereby evoking both the challenges and the possibilities of feminism today.

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The word feminism was the subject of a public conversation that took place on November 18, 2014, at MoMA. Under the heading “Translating Feminism,” Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Agata Jakubowska, and Gayatri Sinha discussed the term’s implications for artistic practice in their respective areas of scholarship. In Latin America, Fajardo-Hill argued, feminism has often been regarded as a bourgeois pursuit, one at odds with more urgent concerns in the context of political oppression and dictatorship. By contrast, Jakubowska gave a personal account of her own encounter with feminism, which she considered a concept imported from the U.S., in Poland; and Sinha gave an overview of a multiplicity of practices by female artists in India that could be deemed feminist. The discussion among the speakers and subsequently with Stuart Comer, MoMA's Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, and the audience served to highlight many common concerns, but also clear regional differences, thereby evoking both the challenges and the possibilities of feminism today.

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Translating Feminism. Part 1: Introduction

Translating Feminism. Part 2: Gayatri Sinha

Translating Feminism. Part 3: Agata Jakubowska

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Translating Feminism. Part 4: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

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Translating Feminism. Part 5: Q&A

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