NYFA’s Curatorial Program Presents:
A Feminist Tea Party
Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15, 2011
Free and open to the public
NYFA is pleased to announce A Feminist Tea Party, a week-long residency event presented through NYFA’s Curatorial Program.
A Feminist Tea Party at NYFA is Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe’s first solo exhibition for their collaborative project A Feminist Tea Party. A Feminist Tea Party lies somewhere between a performance, an installation and a participatory event. Rueter and Stroebe will be welcoming guests for tea, sweets and informal conversation daily in the NYFA Gallery from 12 noon until 5 o’clock during the week of April 11th, 2011.
Provoked by the Tea Party protests, A Feminist Tea Party recasts the “tea party” as a playful, progressive, inquisitive and inclusive space. At its inception, the project was only meant to last for an afternoon. It has now continued for over a year, and is constantly re-imagined as it finds new audiences, spaces, and participants.
Stroebe and Rueter revisit the consciousness-raising groups of the 1970’s in the set of a midcentury tea party. Rather than recreating the exclusive environment of the historical consciousness-raising groups, or the homogeneous scene typical of the historical tea party, they include a wider cast of discussants, conflating the past and present to create an environment where essential and discomfiting issues can be discussed freely and with a sense of humor.
Each day a different co-host or team of co-hosts will introduce a discussion or event, engaging guests in casual conversation surrounding a topic related to feminism that they have chosen for this space. Please see below for a schedule.
Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of your gender, your political persuasion or
Schedule of events:
Monday April 11, 2-4pm
Tuesday April 12, 2-4pm
Wednesday April 13, 4:30-6pm
Thursday April 14, 2-4pm
Friday April 15, time TBA
For more information, visit A Feminist Tea Party‘s blog: http://www.afeministteaparty.wordpress.com
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