more great things

Oh snap! There’s more! This article by Reyhan Harmanci just appeared in the SF Chronicle yesterday about the ‘Small Things End, Great Things Endure’ show at New Langton Arts .

ns_andreabowers.jpg(Jill Dawsey, the co-curator) notes that the unease around the language of feminism exists in the liberal Bay Area as much as any other place. “A lot of people aren’t interested in gender today – it’s seen as a kind of closed question,” she says. “There’s a sense of well, that’s over.”

The problem, she says, is it’s not really over. Her show suggests that it would be a shame to consign feminism to a tidy historical dustbin; the issues being raised a century ago, as Bowers’ piece shows, still seem ripped from the news. “Feminism has been around for a long time, but I don’t think we even know what it looks like now. I hope there are new conclusions to be drawn. Things haven’t changed,” she pauses, “that much.

One more show to catch!

Small Things End, Great Things Endure
New Langton Arts

1246 Folsom Street (between 8th and 9th)
San Francisco, CA
January 17 to March 15

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Andrea Bowers’ “Vows,” based on a 100-year-old
essay on marriage and love by Emma Goldman.

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