Opening at Cooper Union on Tuesday October 2nd, WE DISSENT… will operate a timely reconsideration of the margins and theoretical frameworks of the women’s movement. The exhibition will present a large diversity of printed matters and artifacts (engravings, logo, posters, flyers, books, brochures, journals, T-shirts, buttons, etc.), created by women artists and designers, from the 1860s to today, at the intersection of feminism and social movements.
Stéphanie Jeanjean, adjunct assistant professor of art history in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, co-curated the exhibition.
The exhibition includes work by and from Sisters of the Black Panthers Party, Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!), Jane Dickson, Alice Donlevy, The Feminists, The Feminist Press, fierce pussy, Firebrand, Guerrilla Girls, Heresies, Jenny Holzer, Interference Archive, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Madame Binh Graphics Collective (MBGC), Ms. Magazine, Su Negrin, New York Radical Women, Redstockings, Red Women’s Detachment, Faith Ringgold, Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Women’s Alliance, WIRE (Women’s International Resource Exchange), Women’s Action Coalition (WAC), and WITCH (Women International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) among others.
Stéphanie Jeanjean is an art historian, translator, and curator based in New York. She currently teaches art history at The Cooper Union and Sothebys Institute of Art, and French translation at The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. She is also a regular lecturer on modern and contemporary art at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and on French and European art for Smithsonian Journey. Her work on French militant video has been published in Afterall Journal, reprinted in Hilary Robinson ed., FeminismArtTheory, by Wiley & Blackwell Editions, Oxford (2015) and programmed at The Kitchen, in New York (2011)
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30pm – 9pm
Ongoing Exhibition: October 3 – December 2, 2018
Monday – Tuesday 3pm–7pm, Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Closed November 21–25, 2018