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Reimagining a (Feminist) Vocabulary

Invitation PDF detail. Via the Whitney's website.
Invitation PDF detail. Via the Whitney's website.

Back to the Future: An Experimental Discussion on Contemporary Feminist Practice
Whitney Museum - 945 Madison Avenue, New York NY.
5th floor.
6:30, Rsvp required (by Thurs 17 Feb).

Artist Liz Linden and art historian Jen Kennedy have organized an experimental discussion on feminism this upcoming Saturday at the Whitney Museum. Linden and Kennedy, colleagues at the Whitney Independent Study Program, have structured the event around a critical lexicon of gendered social critique. Suggesting more benign and unspecific substitutions for the hot button words of this vocabulary, the two have constructed the schematics for a scenario in which the original words, by way of their omission, are poised to eclipse the blunting effects of functioning primarily as historical terms. The motive for the event is to get to the thing itself: the critical approach to gender and social relations against the storm of time that sometimes abrades even the sharpest of words.

The event takes place after the usual museum closing hours, on the fifth floor galleries. Attendance is free and open to public, but an RSVP is required. To register, please see instructions on the Whitney's website [PDF linked].