Georgia O’Keeffe spent much of her career railing against the persistent gender divide in the art world, and she chafed at being defined as a “woman artist.”
At I Thought There’d Be More Vaginas: Artists on Gender, join poet Eileen Myles and artists Lori Blondeau and Vivek Shraya in conversation with curator Georgiana Uhlyarik as they examine how issues of tokenism, authenticity, and oppression impact the experiences of woman-identified artists today.
Blondeau is a Cree/Saulteaux/Metis artist from Saskatchewan and the current director of TRIBE, an Aboriginal arts organization. Myles is a poet, novelist and performer who was awarded the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose first book of poetry, even this page is white, is long-listed for CBC’s Canada Reads and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Walrus.
I Thought There’d Be More Vaginas: Artists on Gender takes place at the AGO on Monday June 26th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get your tickets here.