Presented in partnership with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Feminisms at 516 Arts features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Works are far reaching from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. The group exhibition, running September 26, 2020 through January 2, 2021, features artwork by form & concept represented artist Thais Mather. Work by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, a guest artist in form & concept's Live Wire group exhibition, also appears in Feminisms.
Feminisms coincides with a new initiative spearheaded by the Feminist Art Coalition, the national effort seeks to inspire a broad variety of exhibitions and programs across the country that will centralize feminist perspectives and concerns in the cultural consciousness leading into election season 2020.
The exhibition at 516 ARTS is led by guest curator Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) who focuses on both non-traditional and contemporary Native American artwork by artists from the Americas. It will be accompanied by public programs in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, including public forums, performances and education activities.