The Sydney Morning Herald Feminist Reading Group, an interactive performance by Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden, is exactly what it sounds like: a reading group devoted to discussing that day’s issue of The Sydney Morning Herald from a feminist perspective. The work uses the newspaper as a starting point for a wide-ranging, informal, and open to all examination of the media landscape through the lens of feminism, as well as the diversity of feminisms represented in media. Each performance of the work changes to reflect the news of the day and the politics of the people participating.
Open to all! To participate, grab a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald on the day of the event and come ready to discuss.
Kennedy and Linden have been performing The New York Times Feminist Reading Group, a precursor to The Sydney Morning Herald Feminist Reading Group since 2009. The New York Times Feminist Reading Group has been performed in numerous museums and galleries throughout New York City, including the New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Murray Guy Gallery, Independent Curators International, Eyebeam, and Cleopatras, and has also been presented in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. Their artists’ book based on the project, The New York Times Feminist Reading Group Yearbook, was recently published by Revolver (Berlin).
About artist Jen Kennedy & Liz Linden
Jen Kennedy is a Canadian writer, artist, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Liz Linden is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York and the South Coast, New South Wales. She is currently a PhD candidate in Visual Art at the University of Wollongong. Since 2008, Kennedy and Linden have collaborated on a number of projects, all of which create public platforms to explore what the word ‘feminism’ means in a contemporary context. More information about this project, and their project at large, can be found on their website: www.contemporaryfeminism.com
Tues 8 March, 2016
1.30 – 2.30pm
MCA Galleries, Level 2
Image credit: Ryan Tempro