January 24, 2012
UNL Womanhouse and Parallax Space proudly present:
The House that Feminism Built
An interactive, growing exhibition making room for feminist dialogue
February 3 – March 31, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, February 3rd, 7 – 10 pm
March reception: Friday, March 2nd, 7 – 10 pm
1746 “N” Street – Lincoln, Nebraska
UNL Womanhouse and Parallax Space are pleased to announce the opening of the installation The House that Feminism Built on Friday, February 3, 2012.
Help us build! We want you to bring red, pink, and purple women’s clothing for sewing, and all your half-empty, no longer using “beauty products” from those bathroom cupboards. Bring to both First Friday events!
UNL Womanhouse is a group of artists and activists coming together to proclaim our status as feminists and address the state of feminist politics in contemporary artistic practice and society. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Womanhouse, which took place in Los Angeles from January 30 – February 28, 1972, a group of graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, as well as recent alums and professors from the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design, are creating an updated version of Womanhouse for the 21st century. The result is the construction of The House that Feminism Built, a collaborative and ongoing installation of a suspended “house” composed of patched and sewn fragments of donated women’s clothing. A series of related events will take place during the months of February and March, including film screenings, panel discussions, sewing sessions, and community activities. For a list of upcoming events visit: www.unlwomanhouse.org