Feminism & Co. is a program series that explores contemporary culture through issues relating to women and gender. With film screenings, creative performances, lectures, and panel discussions, these evenings address women’s (and men’s) complicated relationship to art, politics, and sexuality.
All Programs 7–8:30PM at MCA Denver
Cash bar and refreshments available at MCA Cafe & Bar
Tickets $5 members /$10 nonmembers
Members: On sale now
Non-Members: On Sale 2/17 at NOON.
Men Drink Free* *Limited to one "Bartender's Choice" specialty cocktail per man.
Feminism & Co. Interview Series. 5 short interviews on feminism today.
Hunger Free Colorado’s project “Through My Lens” provides cameras to women to document their lives, using art as a means to illustrate the very real struggle of Coloradans who don’t have sufficient access to nutritious food. This project helps illustrate the struggles of the thousands of men and women who go hungry each year. Hunger Free Colorado Executive Director Kathy Underhill and Program Manager Sarah Skeen talk about about the project and how hunger impacts lives and communities.
SOLD OUT- Shorts: Behind the Camera
Thursday, March 10
Experimental filmmaker Kelly Sears curates a screening of six short films, ranging from four to fifteen minutes in length, made by women directors and animators. Featuring work by Alee Peoples, Lauren Kelley, Jodie Mack, Annie Silverstein, Lauren Cook, and Stacey Steers. Sears and Steers will lead a discussion following the screening.
SOLD OUT - Get Real: Women in Media
Thursday, March 17
Meet two women who are battling stereotypes to create more accurate portrayals of women in novels and film. Saira Rao, co-founder of In This Together Media, creates young adult novels with more (and more authentic) female characters. Sara Elizabeth Timmins, producer and creative director of Life Out Loud Films, has a similar vision for the movies. They are joined by Bethany Strout, former Associate Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, for a frank conversation about girls and women in media moderated by Sarah Ellison, contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
SOLD OUT- The Erotics of Dance
Thursday, March 24
Dancer and choreographer Gesel Mason presents antithesis, a dance work-in-progress, inspired by the writing of Audre Lorde. antithesis explores erotic dancing as a source of power and creative possibility. Working with performers from both the postmodern and erotic dance world–including burlesque and pole dancers–Mason crafts a work that separates the erotic from the pornographic, embracing dance as an elemental form of female expression.
Laura Shill: Artist in Conversation
Thursday, April 7
Artist Laura Shill’s exhibition Phantom Touch, currently on view at MCA Denver, includes cyanotypes from her Absent Lovers series in which the artist appropriates images from covers of Harlequin romance novels and then edits out key details from the original, revealing hidden dynamics behind depictions of women. Shill is joined in conversation by Curator Nora Burnett Abrams. SOLD OUT
Image: Laura Shill. Hands of Glory, October 1977, #1, 2015. Dye on aluminum, 16 x 20 in. Courtesy the artist.