The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies Panel Discussion (2016)

Video (1:27:38): The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies [June 23, 2016] with introduction and moderation by Deborah Bright featuring Flavia Rando, Leah DeVun, and Clarity Haynes organised by Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York.

Leslie-Lohman Museum writes: The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies is a program which ran in conjunction with The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment. The 1970s explored the vibrant and liberating decade following the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This historic exhibition featured over 115 works from the Museum’s extensive collection of over 24,000 objects including artwork made during this significant period in LGBTQ history. Works were borrowed from the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Fales Library.The 1970s explored themes of political activism, body/self, fashion/style, and sexual freedom/expression.

Leah DeVun is an artist and historian living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Huffington Post, Capricious, LA Weekly, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, Feministing.com, Gallerist, New York Magazine, and Modern Painters, among other publications, and at venues such as the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum, She Works Flexible Gallery, the Houston Center for Photography, the Contemporary Austin, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and MoMA PS1. DeVun received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is currently an associate professor at Rutgers University.

Clarity Haynes lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Tabla Rasa Gallery, Bogigian Gallery, and Artists’ House Gallery, and in group exhibitions at the ‘temporary Museum, the Allentown Art Museum, and Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art. She has received grants from numerous sources including the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Leeway Foundation. She holds a BA from Temple University, where she studied film production, a Certificate in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Flavia Rando Ph.D., is an art historian who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies. A lesbian activist since 1969, she was a member of the Gay Liberation Front and Radicalesbians. As an academic activist, she has organized and served on numerous committees, task forces and panels. She was co-editor of Gay and Lesbian Presence in Art and Art History and, in 2008, the co-chair of the Clark Institute Colloquium, How Queer Is Art History? She is the editor of Portrait of a Decade: 1968-1978, for which she wrote the essay, “Witness to a Revolution,” and she contributed the essay “Between Bohemia and Revolution,” to Smash the Church, Smash the State: Forty Years of Gay Revolution, edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca. In 2011, she inaugurated the Lesbian Studies Institute at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

Deborah Bright received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 1975. Her works have been shown internationally. She has received grants and fellowships from the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College; Art Matters; National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities; Lightwork; New England Foundation for the Arts; Massachusetts Cultural Council; Somerville Arts Council; Illinois Arts Council; Mellon Foundation; David and Reva Logan Foundation. Since 1989, she has been a professor in the Photography and Art History Departments at the Rhode Island School of Design.


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