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Gender and Film at MoMA, 1717 Troutman Benefit at Exit Art

The Feminist Future Series: Gender and Film
5:30 Friday 11 April 2008
MoMA, Titus Theater 2 - 11 W 53 St, New York NY

1717 Troutman Benefit and Silent Auction
6-9pm Sunday 6 April 2008
Exit Art - 475 10th Ave, New York NY
$20 suggested

Tonight MoMA hosts Gender and Film, part of the Feminist Future Series, an ongoing extension of the panel discussions and symposia that institution hosted last year in January. Last year's events featured 2 days worth of back to back panels and performances with an impressive and international cast of artists, curators, and writers surveying of the landscape of contemporary feminist discourse in art, and maybe life, too, and hypothesizing a possible future(s) to such a discourse. Filmmakers Trinh Minh-ha, Chantal Akerman, and critic Laura Murvey will join tonight to "discuss their own practices, the historicization of feminism and film, and the cultural and social contexts that inform the creative process of filmmaking."

On Sunday, the 1717 Troutman Tenants' Association, an organization formed in response to the extremely disruptive moves by city officials to evict several artists using spaces in the Ridgewood building, is having a silent art auction and benefit to raise funds for their efforts. The suggested $20 donation will buy entry and free drinks throughout the night. All of the funds raised will go directly to support the vacated artist tenants of 1717 Troutman.