"Here is a bare-bones description of my own feminist vision: this is a vision of the world that is pro-sex and -woman, a world where women and men are free to live creative lives, in security and with bodily health and integrity, where they are free to choose whom they love, and whom they set up house with, and whether they want to have or not have children; a world where pleasure rather than just duty and drudgery determine our choices, where free and imaginative exploration of the mind is a fundamental right; a vision in which economic stability, ecological sustainability, racial equality, and the redistribution of wealth form the material basis of people’s well-being. Finally, my vision is one in which democratic and socialist practices and institutions provide the conditions for public participation and decision making for people regardless of economic and social location. In strategic terms, this vision entails putting in place antiracist feminist and democratic principles of participation and relationality, and it means working on many fronts, in many different kinds of collectivities in order to organize against repressive systems of rule. It also means being attentive to small as well as large struggles and processes that lead to radical change—not just working (or waiting) for a revolution. Thus everyday feminist, antiracist, anticapitalist practices are as important as larger, organized political movements."
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003), 3-4 (via tiiigerstyle)
Installation view of exhibition, less like an object more like the weather, CCS Graduate Thesis exhibition, March 24 - May 26, 2013, Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
April 20 - May 25, 2013
Opening reception April 20, 7-10pm
sophiajacob is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Caitlin Cunningham. Keeping with recurrent themes in the artist’s work, this project parodies misogyny in modern art and its relationship to perpetually consumed depictions of idyllic landscapes and escape-fantasies. Caitlin’s exhibition grows from an inquiry into the mythology of Paul Gauguin and the venerable choke-hold of tourism in the area known as Tahiti (French Polynesia).
My process involves reading, writing, making objects inspired by the master, using the paint colors he did according to Eyewitness books, and assembling relevant ephemera into illogical but possibly related narratives. ~CC
Caitlin Cunningham (b. 1983, Chicago) holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides in Baltimore. Notable group exhibitions include Gran Prix, curated by Gresham’s Ghost, Black Foliage curated by Matthew Craven, Glass House at Nudashank, and Encountering Nature at Towson University. Last fall, Caitlin organized a two-person exhibition of potted weeds at the Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore. This will be Caitlin’s first solo exhibition.