We were delighted to spend a day making art with fascinating women at the Brand Library and Art Center. Amelia Earhart was there. So was Victoria Woodhull, Nellie Bly, Tina Modotti, Gloria Steinem, Anne Frank, as well as poets, spys, warriors, and Queens. Allison took photos of women dressed as their heroines and Mary Anna led a workshop collaging accomplished women into their rightful spot in history textbooks. It was part of the rich programming that took place during The Collectivists, an exhibition curated by the fabulous Kara Tome, who spent the day in character as Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.
Resurrecting Matilda began as a project for the AHC exhibition "Coming to the Table" and our first images were of AHC members. Those photos were featured in the exhibition "The Collectivists" and also in the Artillery magazine article "Women on the Verge of a Cultural Breakthrough". Click on the above image to read the article and see the images.
"Lastly, there is the Association of Hysteric Curators that in addition to exhibiting a photographic series has organized four events to coincide with the show’s run in their capacity as programming partner to The Collectivists. The AHC is dedicated to feminism through their events, research and art making. Here they show photographs from a continuing photo series, Resurrecting Matilda, by Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart. The artists recreate multicultural feminist icons, paying tribute to their contributions and acknowledging their power." Click on image to read more.
On December 1st Allison Stewart participated in Office Hours at the Main Museum. Allison Agsten chose the photo Carole Caroompas as Laskarina Bouboulina to share the wall and on the 8th she threw a party! Everyone had a great time as you can see in these photos by Simeon Soffer.
Resurrecting Matilda will be on view as part of the Coming to the Table exhibition at the Angel's Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California. Curated by the Association of Hysteric Curators.