The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From

Date / Time

October 22, 2020

6:00 pm

Book Launch & Reception

Join Meg Duguid, editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist history of feminist artist-run projects in Chicago. Other speakers include: Joanna Gardner-Hugget, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Depaul University; Tempestt Hazel, Director, Sixty Inches From Center and Art Program Officer, The Field Foundation; Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor, SAIC; Jennifer Scott, Director and Chief Curator, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; and Melissa Potter, Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago.


About the Book: Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) is a collective research project on the integral role of feminism in Chicago’s artist-run culture from the late-nineteenth century to the present. Active contributors to the city’s thriving art scene throughout its history, these artists have long defined how we create and organize collaborative work, on not only a local but also a national level. The book documents a 2018-2019 open-source participatory exhibition, symposium, and series of accompanying programs at Columbia College Chicago that explored the roles of feminism and intersectionality in approaching this history. The edited volume features a detailed chronology of almost 50 alternative spaces and projects spanning from 1880 to 2018, transcripts and related material from 18 presentations by artists, organizers, curators, and historians offer personal as well as scholarly accounts of feminist cultural work. About the Editor: Meg Duguid, director of exhibitions for Columbia College’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces (DEPS). This program is a part of an extended series: the 2020 Hull-House Museums and Social Justice series. Look out for related event listings throughout the year. Books will be available for purchase from Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

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