Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00a -
Sunday, Apr 05, 2020 11:00p
Art, Virtual & Streaming
The Boston Center for the Arts may be closed, but you can still experience its current Mills Gallery exhibition FeministFuturist at bostonarts.org. You’ll find photos from the exhibition, exclusive videos, and selected reading for FeministFuturist.
Freedom Baird has adapted her Instructions Vault installation in the FeministFuturist exhibition for online participation and invites visitors to contribute their instructions to the future via a Google Doc.
The past several years have seen a resurgence, reappraisal and reaffirmation of feminism. At the same time, we are now living the hurricane impact predicted by Alvin and Heidi Toffler in Future Shock (1970): accelerating cultural thrust creates an unfamiliar world into which we are launched like astronauts into an unknown dimension. Women artists are now uniquely poised to be cultural powerbrokers whose viewpoints on the future of society and the planet shape the world stage itself, instead of merely filling seats in the audience.
FeministFuturist adds to the cultural conversation about the future from a feminist point of view, inserting female-centered narratives into future worlds. The exhibition includes work that speculates on future earth communities and the potential lives of beings of all kinds, while offering visions of coexistence, healing, and community.
Freedom Baird, Amy Borezo, Nadine Boughton, Linda Leslie Brown, Marisa Chentakul, Julia Daviy, Magda Fernandez, KSpace (Karen Meninno and Carolyn Wirth), Brenna Leaver, AK Liesenfeld, Linda Price-Sneddon and Genevieve Quick
Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography