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How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism

September 11 | October 13

ARTIST TALK: MARTHA WILSON   on  October 10, 6:30 p.m. PDF File
at the Visual Arts Building B08 (auditorium)
100 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305

In conjunction with "How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism" exhibition on view at NJCU Galleries through Oct. 13.

Performance artist Martha Wilson will present a free "Artist's Talk" at New Jersey City University on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m., in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium, 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City. The talk is free and open to the public.

Ms. Wilson will speak on her performance art as well as her experiences as founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a Brooklyn museum founded in 1976 that provides both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and "live art on the Internet."

Trained in English literature, Ms. Wilson became fascinated by the art field in which text and image intersect while teaching at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. As a performance artist, she has appeared as Alexander Haig, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Tipper Gore at venues ranging from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to Spazio Zero in Rome.

Presented in collaboration with The Margery Somers Foster Center and the Institute for Women and Art of Rutgers University and The Feminist Art Project, Ms. Wilson's lecture is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ms. Wilson's lecture is being held in conjunction with "How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism," an exhibition of trailblazing American feminist art that is part of The Feminist Art Project, on view in NJCU's Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery and Visual Arts Building Gallery through Friday, October 13.

For more information, contact Dr. Midori Yoshimoto,
director of NJCU galleries, at or (201)200-2197.

Featuring works by:

Eleanor Antin; Nancy Azara; Judy Baca; Lynda Benglis; Judy Chicago; Mary Beth Edelson; Harmony Hammond; Joyce Kozloff; Faith Ringgold; Rachel Rosenthal; Miriam Schapiro; Carolee Schneemann; Sylvia Sleigh; Joan Snyder; Nancy Spero; May Stevens; Athena Tacha; June Wayne; Martha Wilson; Lauren Ewing; Diane Neumaier; Martha Rosler; Joan Semmel

Co-curated by Judith Brodsky (Professor Emerita, Rutgers University) and Dr. Ferris Olin (Director, the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers' Mabel Smith Douglass Library)

The exhibition participates in The Feminist Art Project, a nationwide initiative to celebrate women's contributions to art and the Feminist Art Movement, spearheaded by Rutgers University and several art institutions including the Brooklyn Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. For further information on the Feminist Art Project and exhibitions and programs participating in the initiative, see

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"Recognizing the aesethetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture."

Eleanor Antin - The King 1972
Eleanor Antin - The King 1972
Nancy Azara - Windows' Tongues 1974
Nancy Azara - Windows' Tongues 1974
Joyce Kozloff - Hidden Chambers 1975
Joyce Kozloff - Hidden Chambers 1975

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