Fuck, It’s A Great Month For Feminist Events In NYC

If you live in the New York City area and are even remotely into feminist art, culture or politics, the end of September through early October will make you gag with their resplendent event offerings. From the ongoing Future Feminism talks featuring Marina Abramović, Kembra Pfahler and many more to bell hooks holding court with Laverne Cox or Gloria Steinem at The New School, it’s very rare to encounter such a collection of happenings with so many major feminist figures. Maybe you’ve heard of some of these, maybe you haven’t, but we’d be shitty feminists if we didn’t put together a run down.

SEPTEMBER

Milk and Night (through September 21)

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*Friday, September 19th, 6-8 pm
An Intergenerational Feminist Dialogue hosted by Nancy Azara & Katie Cercone

Future Feminism (through September 27)

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*Saturday, September 20, 8pm
Kembra Pfahler and The Girls of Karen Black

*Sunday, September 21, 8pm
Lorraine O’Grady

*Wednesday, September 24, 8pm
Marina Abramović

*Thursday, September 25, 8pm
Carolee Schneemann, Jessica Mitrani, Melanie Bonajo

*Friday, September 26, 8pm
Terence Koh as Miss OO

*Saturday, September 27, 8pm
Viva Ruiz, Julianna Huxtable, Alexyss K. Tylor

The New Bitch (through October 4)

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Invisible Women (September 27)

Coordinated by Sessa Englund and moderated by Chloë Bass, this anticipated panel discussion will take place at Amos Eno Gallery, 1087 Flushing Avenue, on Sunday September 28th, from 5:00-6:30pm.

The under-representation of women in the arts has been a continuous and complicated problem. In 2014 the Whitney Biennial cited only 32% of the artists exhibited were women. And throughout the 2000s only 28% of museum solo exhibitions spotlighted women. At this panel, we will explore how and why this issue persists, discussing the dominating male presence at international biennials, major institutions, and seasonal gallery shows. We will bring special attention to how this also affects other minorities in the arts. Guests will have the chance to directly communicate with the panelists, sharing their opinions and personal experiences.

Panelists will include Sam Vernon (former curator/gallery manager at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, MFA Yale), Susan Mumford (BSAA + AWAD, London), Larry Ossei-Mensah (MEDIUM / The Rules: How to Play the Art Game without Sacrificing Artistic Integrity), Katie Cercone (Push Pop Collective), Florence Lynch (Lynch Tham Gallery), moderated by Chloë Bass (Artist and co-founder of Arts in Bushwick)

OCTOBER

bell hooks @ The New School (October 3 – 9)

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*Friday, October 3, 5-7pm
Open Celebration: I Confess, I Transgress
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Open to the public; free admission; RSVP requested
Join bell hooks; William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cooper Union, and formerly vice-president and publishing director, Routledge; and Stephanie Browner for a reception and a discussion and celebration of the 20th anniversary of Teaching to Transgress.

*Monday, October 6, 12-2pm
Teaching to Transgress Today: Theory and Practice In and Outside of the Classroom
Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor
RSVP REQUIRED
A lecture by Imani Perry followed by a dialogue with bell hooks, Karlyn Crowley, Zillah Eisenstein, and Shannon Winnubst.

*Monday, October 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Forever Young: A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Gloria Steinem
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Open to the public; free admission; RSVP requested
Join bell hooks and Gloria Steinem in a discussion about how feminism encourages transgression—or not.

*Tuesday, October 7, 3-4pm
Transgression: Whose Booty Is This?
Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor
Open to New School students only; RSVP REQUIRED
An open conversation for students with bell hooks, Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, Lynee Denise, and Stephanie Troutman.

*Tuesday, October 7, 7-8pm
A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Laverne Cox
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Open to the public; free admission; RSVP requested

*Wednesday, October 8, 4:30-6pm
A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Open to the public; free admission; RSVP requested

*Wednesday, October 8, 7-8pm
Man Enough: Theory and Practice In and Outside of the Classroom
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Open to the public; RSVP REQUIRED
An open dialogue on masculinity with bell hooks, Oman Frame, Darnell Moore, Ron Scapp, and Kurt Voss.

*Thursday, October 9, 5-7pm
Transgressive Sexual Practice
Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor
Open to the public; RSVP REQUIRED
An open dialogue on sexuality with bell hooks, Marci Blackman, and Samuel Delany.

Main image: Kembra Pfahler and her pussy