Celebrate International Women’s Day at Watchung Booksellers!
50 Contemporary Women Artists
Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960-Now
in converstion with Charlotte Kent
Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm
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Join us for a conversation with Heather Zises, curator and editor of multi-award winning book 50 Contemporary Women Artists. Heather will discuss various aspects of her publication and contemporary feminism with MSU Professor Charlotte Kent, PhD.
This event is FREE and wine and snacks will be served.
HEATHER ZISES is a cultural producer with 15 years of experience in curation, writing and public relations. She specializes in contemporary art with a particular interest in feminist and identity-based practices. Having launched her career at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific installations at galleries, alternative spaces and art fairs worldwide. She is the editor of the multi-award winning book 50 Contemporary Women Artists (Schiffer 2018) and a contributing writer and art editor for diverse publications, including Fine Art Globe, Quiet Lunch and Pregame Magazine. Heather is also a founding member of Ninth Street Collective a group of art administrators who focus on professional development for artists. Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and has an MA in Art History and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education.
CHARLOTTE KENT, PhD is the Assistant Professor of Visual Culture and Program Director for Art History and Visual Studies at Montclair State University. She has contributed to both academic and general audience resources, including Word and Image, Journal of Visual Culture, Harvard Design Magazine, and Brooklyn Rail and writes a monthly column on the Business of Art for Artist’s Magazine. Based on her decade teaching writing in higher education institutions, she published a textbook Writing For College and Beyond (Peter Lang). She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Arts Club, both in New York City.
50 Contemporary Women Artists is a publication about contemporary women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions in their respective fields. The book promotes women in an ongoing dialogue through the exploration of their work and process, and offers a fresh perspective on feminism and notions of cultural power. Pluralistic in its approach, the survey also includes a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Published in late 2018, 50 CWA is now available at art institutions like MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, The Hirshhorn and ICA Boston and has also been acquired by distinguished universities for their library collections like School of Visual Art, Hunter College and Christie’s Education.