WE DISSENT… Design of the Women’s Movement in New York

Tue, Oct 2, 2018 12:27pm - Sun, Dec 2, 2018 7pm

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Detail from handbill for feminist meeting at The Cooper Union in 1914

Detail from handbill for feminist meeting at The Cooper Union in 1914

HandbillWE DISSENT… will operate a timely reconsideration of the margins and theoretical frameworks of the women’s movement. The exhibition will present a large diversity of printed matters and artifacts (engravings, logo, posters, flyers, books, brochures, journals, T-shirts, buttons, etc.), created by women artists and designers, from the 1860s to today, at the intersection of feminism and social movements.

Stéphanie Jeanjean, adjunct assistant professor of art history in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, co-curated the exhibition.

The exhibition includes work by and from Sisters of the Black Panthers Party, Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!), Jane Dickson, Alice Donlevy, The Feminists, The Feminist Press, fierce pussy, Firebrand, Guerrilla Girls, Heresies, Jenny Holzer, Interference Archive, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Madame Binh Graphics Collective (MBGC), Ms. Magazine, Su Negrin, New York Radical Women, Redstockings, Red Women’s Detachment, Faith Ringgold, Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Women’s Alliance, WIRE (Women’s International Resource Exchange), Women’s Action Coalition (WAC), and WITCH (Women International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) among others.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30pm – 9pm

Ongoing Exhibition: October 3 – December 2, 2018
Monday – Tuesday 3pm–7pm, Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Closed November 21–25, 2018

Exhibition is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. Groups also welcome. 

The exhibition is organized with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The George Campbell Exhibition Fund.

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Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.