THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
21c Museum Hotel / 221 2nd Ave N. July 26, 2022 - June 30, 2023
The affirmation of the self as subject and the prevalence of craft-based practices such as sewing, weaving, embroidery, and appliqué in today’s art reflects the ongoing influence of feminist art of the 1970s. Artists such as Judy Chicago, Mira Schor, Martha Rosler, Adrian Piper, Howardena Pindell, Faith Wilding, and others merged art and activism, elevating everyday materials, methods, and experiences to challenge conventional notions about how and why and where art is created and consumed. Today, feminist artists remain at the forefront of illuminating inequality and discrimination due to gender, race, and sexual identity, issues which often intersect with economic and ecological crises. Investigating history, mythology, identity, ecology, consumerism, and power, The Future is Female will feature over 80 works in a wide range of media by artists such as Zoe Buckman, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Vibha Galhotra, Frances Goodman, Jenny Holzer, Alison Saar, Kiki Smith, Saya Woolfalk, and others, revealing both the legacy and the persistence of the struggle for equality and inclusion.