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Feminist Craft of Care for Times of Crisis

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

A collage of artworks from Lena Chen, Mallory Donen, and Sarah Shamash. Images are layered with different amounts of transparency.

How have women artists’ labours affected by the durational challenges of the current pandemic? By centring feminist understandings of time and intergenerational connections, can we resist normalized and privileged cruelties practiced by capitalist patriarchy? 

This artist panel invites you to the works of Lena Chen, Mallory Donen, and Sarah Shamash, three women artists who are crafting “care culture” in their communities through their art practice and subverting the expected outcomes of feminized labours. Threading together realities of gender, labour, and surveillance, the artists’ dialogue will expose gendered bodies in resistance, woven into the textile and tactility of the digital world and beyond.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation, descriptive language, and automated captions in English will be provided throughout the event. The event will be recorded, and an English transcript will be made available with the recording after the event.

About the Artists

Lena Chen is a Chinese American writer and artist creating performances and socially engaged art in live and virtual contexts. 

Read Lena Chen’s full bio and presentation description

Mallory Donen is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Vancouver, exploring processes rooted in traditional craft passed down by generations of women in her family. 

Read Mallory Donen’s full bio and presentation description

Sarah Shamash’s projects often underline geopolitics, feminist thought, and historical difference as a marker for understanding the world and worldlings in media histories.

Read Sarah Shamash’s full bio and presentation description


May 13
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Cinevolution Media Arts Society
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