On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 6-8pm, The FLAG Art Foundation will host A Woman’s Greatest Weapon Is Her Tongue, a conversation between artist Betty Tompkins and curator Alison M. Gingeras on feminism, women’s voices in public discourse, and sexual political agency. Tompkins is featured in WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories, on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through May 14, and Black Sheep Feminism: The Art of Sexual Politics, curated by Gingeras, recently on view at Dallas Contemporary.
The conversation will begin promptly at 6:30PM.
RSVP to RSVP@FLAGArtFoundation.org
Betty Tompkins is an American artist living and working in New York, NY, and Pleasant Mount, PA. Recent solo exhibitions include WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2016); Real Ersatz, FUG, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY (2015); Art Basel Feature, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Basel, Switzerland (2014); Paintings & Works on Paper 1972-2013, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (2014); Woman Words, Dinter Fine Art, Project room #63, New York, NY (2013); Fuck Paintings, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2012); among others. Tompkins has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Black Sheep Feminism: The Art of Sexual Politics, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2016); The Shell (LANDSCAPES, PORTRAITS & SHAPES), Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France (2014); A Drawing Show, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (2014); CORPUS, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2014); A Chromatic Loss, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY (2014); Elles, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); among others. Tompkins is represented by P.P.O.W, New York, NY; Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and Palm Beach, FL; and Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.
Alison M. Gingeras is an American curator and writer, based in New York, NY, and Warsaw, Poland. Gingeras is an independent curator as well as holding an adjunct curatorship at Dallas Contemporary, where she most recently curated Black Sheep Feminism: The Art of Sexual Politics, which examined the work of four radical feminist artists from the 1970s: Joan Semmel, Anita Steckel, Betty Tompkins, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Prior to Dallas Contemporary, she was curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, curator of contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou, and chief curator of Palazzo Grassi – The François Pinault Foundation. From 2012 to 2014, Gingeras founded Oko, a project space in New York’s East Village, which mounted exhibitions by Alex da Corte & Borna Sammak, Jurry Zielinski, and Julian Schnabel, among others. She is also a contributor to publications including Artforum, Tate Etc, Parkett, among others.