Nov 16, 2019, 2PM–4PM

Panel: Thinking Out Loud in Public

Carrie Yamaoka, A is for Angel (detail), 1991, Letraset and rubber cement on vellum, 17 x 14 inches.

Drawing on the themes of individual spirit and collective power, this panel will explore the resonances between the individual practices of Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka and their collective artistic output as fierce pussy in the context of ICA’s presentation of arms ache avid aeon: fierce pussy amplified, the fifth chapter of a cycle of exhibitions originating at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design. Perspectives from art historians and the exhibition curators, as well as the presence of the artists themselves, will lend insight to the artists’ practices and their continued efforts toward challenging boundaries and visibility.

Jill H. Casid, Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anthony Elms, Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator at ICA

Jeannine Tang, Assistant Professor of Modern/ Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School

Jo-ey Tang, Director of Exhibitions at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design


Support for arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified programming has been provided by the Sachs Contemporary Art Fund and the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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