Artivism: A Few of My Long-Term Feminist Art Projects (1978 -2022), with Mónica Mayer y Victor Lerma
In this talk, Mónica Mayer will present some of her long-term feminist art projects.
Some of these works include The Clothesline (2078-2022), Raya: art crit, chronicles and debates in the visual arts (1991-2016), Archiva: feminist master works of art (2012-2021), Abducter Motherhoods (2012-2019) and I Don’t Celebrate or Commemorate Wars (2008- 2019).
Mónica Mayer is interested in organizing long-term art projects in which art, activism and pedagogy intertwine. Mayer loves it when projects are collaborative in nature, horizontal and they include the voice of the audience. Since she is interested in long-term change, many projects also have to do with archives.
View the catalogue to one of these major exhibitions, which is in Spanish and English.
For those who speak Spanish, these are Mónica Mayer’s websites:
The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.
Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. “The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration.”
— Publisher’s Description
Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.