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The New York Times Feminist Reading Group
With Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden

Visions and Voices
Monday, October 22, 2012 : 4:00pm to 5:30pm; Tuesday, October 23, 2012 : 4:00pm to 5:30pm; Wednesday, October 24, 2012 : 4:00pm to 5:30pm; Thursday, October 25, 2012 : 4:00pm to 5:30pm

University Park Campus
Forum Room
Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 4th Floor

Admission is free.

Refreshments will be provided.

Since this project was first performed at Dispatch Bureau in New York in 2009, The New York Times Feminist Reading Group has met periodically to discuss current events and feminist issues raised by that day’s issue of the New York Times. Participants are welcome regardless of whether they have read, skimmed or even just glanced at that day’s paper. The discussion begins informally with news items or questions raised by participants, and ranges widely from investigations of specific articles or images, to editorial choices and ad placements, to the larger questions of the business of newspapers and contemporary media in general. The New York Times Feminist Reading Group is organized and facilitated by writer Jen Kennedy and artist Liz Linden, who have been collaborating on projects that investigate contemporary usages of the word feminism since 2008. Their projects include town-hall meetings, feminist book swaps, video and sound works and pilot press, their DIY feminist publishing house. 

About the Artists:

Jen Kennedy is a Montreal-based writer. Her work has been published in a number of journals, including C Magazine, Image [&] Narrative, FUSE and the Journal of Critical Studies in Business & Society. Kennedy attended the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2008 to 2009, and is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellow at Binghamton University. She received her BA and MA in visual arts from the University of Western Ontario.

Liz Linden also attended the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2008 to 2009. She received her BA from Yale University and studied photography at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France. Linden has been awarded several grants and international residencies, including a DaNY grant from the Danish Arts Council and residencies at Capacete in Rio de Janeiro, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne and unitednationsplaza in Berlin. (Official website)

Kennedy and Linden have been collaborating since 2009 on a multidisciplinary project that explores the semantics of contemporary feminism. They have received grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs/Brooklyn Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation. Their work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum and the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art, as well as at numerous other venues.

Organized by the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

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