Slouching Toward 2000

The Politics of Gender
Thu Sep 24, 1992 - Sun Nov 15, 1992

Women & Their Work announced an exhibition featuring the work of Texas women artists that opened September 24, 1992 in Austin. A statewide tour of this exhibit took place from November 1992 to November 1993.

Slouching Toward 2000: The Politics of Gender was curated by Lucy Lippard, contributing editor of Art in America and author of 14 books including Mixed Blessings: New Art in Multi-Cultural America and Feminist Essays on Women’s Art. Lippard served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Cultural Democracy and has curated over 40 exhibits in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Slouching Toward 2000: The Politics of Gender included up to 3 works from each artist and featured painting, sculpture, photography, installations, and mixed media. The exhibit examined the social construction of female and racial identity. It considered how legal, religious, and social structures served to construct, inform, or distort perceptions of gender and ethnicity. These structures included cultural and sexual stereotypes, media images of women, definitions of beauty, and the often sex-defined nature of the powerful and the powerless.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Women & Their Work hosted a symposium featuring Lucy Lippard as moderator, which took place at the Women & Their Work Gallery on October 1, 1992 from 3-5pm.