Coming up on Wednesday, February 21 from 7-9pm at LACE will certainly be a lively and engaging conversation: "The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World." This conversation will not be a traditional forum: starting with a performance from Future Clown, the alter ego of artist Rachel Mason, discussants Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Hyperallergic), Courtney Fink (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Common Field), Yasmeen Siddiqui (Founder and Director, Minerva Projects), Alpesh Kantilal Patel, PhD (Assistant Professor, Florida International University), Zoe Charlton & Tim Doud (Founders and Directors of Sindikit; Professors, American University) will be active in a town hall conversation with those who will attend.
Beginning in the film industry last year, we have been witnessing more and more #MeToo women speaking out, sharing their stories, and becoming empowered like never before. Has this movement extended into the art world?
Two-thirds of participants in professional development classes and workshops are people who identify as women. Many seek permission for their actions, and most shy away from self-promotion. Can we bring the strength and empowerment of the #MeToo movement into the art world in a way that helps increase women’s visibility, marketability, and influence?
With over 22,000 women contacting Emily’s List for information on running for office, how can we help propagate a similar surge in the art world?
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm in Los Angeles!
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