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A Pop-Up Seminar on Feminism

Cixous Reading Group | Photo by Kevin Kane.
Cixous Reading Group | Photo by Kevin Kane.

 

Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest is a multi-faceted project by Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant encompassing a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, artist collaborations and an installation at 18th Street Arts Center.

By Robert Nashak

Contemporary ambivalence around the word “feminism” is remarkable for what it says about our times, when the question of women’s rights, especially in the United States, is increasingly being framed almost exclusively in terms of workplace achievement.

Earlier this year when Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, was generating controversy by associating feminism with “militant” women who “have a chip on the shoulder,” Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, launched her book Lean In. The book, which she calls a “sort of a feminist manifesto,” instructs women on how to “internalize the revolution” in order to better their chances to secure individual professional achievement.

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