Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10 – 12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus
This roundtable brings together curators and artists from the upcoming exhibition Alien She at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which examines the lasting impact of the punk feminist Riot Grrrl movement on artists and cultural producers. Riot Grrrl, which formed in the 1990s, emphasized female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics. Riot Grrrl helped a new generation to become active feminists and create their own culture and communities that reflect their values and experiences, in contrast to mainstream conventions and expectations. Participants in the roundtable discussion include Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss (Alien She exhibition curators) as well as contributing artists Tammy Rae Carland (a CCA faculty member and key figure in the Riot Grrrl scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s) and L.J. Roberts (a prominent contributor to the queer craft movement who graduated from CCA with a Dual Degree in VCS and Fine Arts). The exhibition Alien She opens at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 24.