It took the feminist movement more than 60 years to reach its second wave, but the Brooklyn Museum has made it there in a matter of months. The Museum’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art opened and mounted the inaugural “Global Feminisms” show in March, but is re-exhibiting highlights with a new show called “Global Feminisms Remix.”
The show, which features work by Sigalit Landau, Pilar Albarracin (above) and 38 others, opened on Aug. 3. “We needed to have a follow-up exhibition curated as soon as possible,” said Sackler Center curator Maura Reilly. “I wanted to have something that would be of equal caliber.” Reilly wanted to freshen up the exhibit since the Sackler Center’s next big show won’t be until March 2008.
The photographs, video pieces and multimedia works that Reilly chose to highlight in the new show are all done by non-Western artists. The focus here is on what the museum called “countries that seldom figure in the discourse about contemporary art,” like Guatemala, Kenya and Pakistan.
Could removing Western artists from the show be a ploy to silence Brooklyn feminist artists who have complained their work wasn’t included? “Not at all,” said Reilly. “I don’t really care about the comments they’ve made.”
“Global Feminisms Remix” is up at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights) until March of 2008. Suggested contribution is $8; children 12 and younger get in free. For information, call (718) 638-5000 or visit www.brooklynmuseum.o....