The Clitney Perennial: Feminist Circles

Slutist is honored to be leading discussion groups this Friday at The Whitney along with feminist collectives Girls Against God, FlucT, Go! Push PopsMoon Church, and a host of feminist artists. Join us as we crash the Biennial to raise awareness about the stunning lack of diversity in the show. Read more about the sexist (38 of 118 artists are women) and racist (9 out of 118 are black) statistics from 2014’s Whitney Biennial in Hyperallergic and The New Inquiry. For more info, check out the Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!

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PRESS RELEASE

Feminists Crash the Whitney

A Public Conversation At The Whitney Biennial
Art collectives to lead inclusive consciousness raising discussions

Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., 2nd floor galleries.

The Clitney Perennial is a rogue group conversation and performance to be staged in the galleries of the Whitney Biennial. Impromptu conversations/performances will be lead by members of art collectives, along with individual artists, writers and curators on the second floor of the Whitney Museum. The conversations are intended to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in the show as a microcosm of the art world and the biases fueling exploitation and violence in the world at large.

Suzanne Lacy, renowned artist and activist endorses the event, “Clitney Perennial is hysterical, combining serious activism with engaging humor; I wish these feminists the best of luck!” The Guerrilla Girls, feminist art world agit prop stars for over 30 years, support this event and encourage everyone to attend.

All museum attendees will be welcome to gather in small groups for feminist consciousness raising discussions and experiences, which may conclude and re-form throughout the evening. Flowers signifying participation in the event will be available at the front door of the museum.

Discussion leaders include the following collectives and individuals:

Moon Church, Girls Against God, FlucT, Go! Push Pops, Slutist;

Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Katie Cercone, Asha Man, Sophia Wallace Melanie Bonajo, Nancy Azara, Mimi Balmori, Ivy Castellanos, Coco Dolle, Julia Fiorino, Rebecca Goyette, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Greem Jellyfish, Sigrid Lauren, Anya Liftig, Maura McHugh, Monica Mirabile, Julie Ann Nagle, Esther Neff, Samantha Osborne, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Kara L. Rooney, Kristen Korvette, Suzanne Stroebe, Jenn Dierdorf