You Should Go: Feminism + Co. 2013 at Denver’s MCA

Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s Feminism & Co. is an amazing series that will explore the relationship of contemporary culture to women and gender. With film screenings, creative performances, lectures and discussions, the series will expands upon the complicated relationship of women and art, politics and sexuality. I know you’re already dying to go to this.

You can attend panels every Thursday on topics relevant to women and gender, including boobs. Here’s how this series is going down:

Thursday, March 21
Full Contact
If you’ve ever attended a roller derby bout or witnessed a female martial artist then you know that women are not always the “softer sex.” Sport scholar Sarah Fields and aikido practitioner Harmony Hammond will be joined by the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls discuss the history of women in full contact sports.

Thursday, March 28
Feminist Bloggers
Why are there so many female bloggers? Is blogging a feminist activity? Join us for a lively conversation about women and social media. Ann Little (of the blog Historiann) curates this panel of experts including feminist bloggers, mommy bloggers, music bloggers and artist blogger Ellina Kevorkian.

Thursday, April 4
Boobs
Voluptuous globes of attraction or the root of women’s exploitation? Wondrous mammary systems for nourishing newborns or deadly sponges for the reception of toxins? Join science writer Florence Williams and film scholar Melinda Barlow for a rich and rounded conversation about breasts and their role in visual, medical, and maternal culture.

Thursday, April 11
The Fine Art of Talking About Sex
Join us for the US premiere of Maya Gurantz’s video installation The Whore’s Dialogue. Maya Gurantz is a Los Angeles-based video and performance artist. Inspired by the storytelling women in the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom, Gurantz’ piece is an exploration of how women acquire and transmit sexual knowledge. (Adult Content)

Roller derby, feminist bloggers, boobs and sex. This is going to be the best ever.

Each panel begins at 6:30pm, with 5:30pm reception. Individual tickets are $17 or $12 for MCA members. Tickets for the entire program series are $89 or $59 for members.

You can buy tickets on the MCA website.


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      “Alright, we’ve got nice clever names for most of the panels. What should we call the one about boobs? What will entice people the most?”

      *silence as the realization dawns*

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    Why don’t I live there?! There’s a panel about talking about sex. Can someone invent teleportation already?!

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      i think they call it skype right now?? will prob involve 3D teleportation soon, within the next 5-10 years i think 😉

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    Historiann (Ann Little) is a great choice for this! She’s funny, sharp, and runs a terrific blog. You should go if you can!

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    Is there any chance there is going to be any sort of streaming of this? They’ve done it for other conferences, so here’s hoping!

    Imma email them and see.

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    first off: how did i not see that you posted this? second: i kind of half assed offered to organize this as an event, am i still doing that or are you…or something? third: i love you and miss your face.

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