Women's Questions? 1965-2007. 1. What is emancipation? What is the meaning of it? 2. Is there a specific emancipation strategy and tactic? 3. Women in politics, how to do it? 4. Equal remuneration for equal performances, how to realise it?... Also on view Jonas Mekas: To Barbara Rubin With Love.
Women's Questions? 1965-2007
1. What is emancipation? What is the meaning of it?
2. Is there a specific emancipation strategy and tactic?
3. Women in politics, how to do it?
4. Equal remuneration for equal performances, how to realise it?
5. Becoming aware, of what?
6. Does electoral suffrage exist everywhere?
7. Do clothes have anything to do with feminism?
8. Feminism = emancipation?
9. In which domains are women behind as to the scope to develop themselves?
10. What was the programme of the "free women's lib organisation" founded in 1889?
11. Female labour = male labour?
12. What was the role of women in the sixties, in the provo, hippies, yippies, weathermen movement etc?
13. The biological aspect of being a women what to do with it?
14. Were there/are there ideological differences within the women's liberation movement?
15. What about the single woman + mother?
16. Is it important for a woman to be politically conscious?
17. How can we solve differences in background/education?
18. Are women less/more accountable during actions?
19. Why did emancipation pass over the left?
20. Is it possible to consider the suppression of women independently from the social setting?
21. Who was Wilhelmina Drucker?
22. Is emancipation a struggle for-by-women only?
23. Must family relations be reviewed periodically?
24. What about the female/male relation in the kitchen + bed + household?
25. What about women in the education sector, pregnancy leave?
26. What is the socio-economic position of women?
27. Can one generalise personal grievances?
28. How to formulate objectives rapidly?
29. What about emotions in actions?
30. The right to pee in public?
31. Why aren't contraceptives included in the health insurance system?
32. Day-care centres, are they necessary? Why? Why not? What should they be like?
33. How does one avoid one becoming a kitchen slave?
34. Is there a double (man-woman) sexual morale?
35. What about abortion?
36. How are women represented in women's/men's magazines?
37. Is being a woman more than producing and raising descendants?
38. Boss in one's own belly?
39. Beauty contests are they acceptable?
40. Are playful actions effective in the long run?
41. Local/federal police/army jobs for women?
42. Should one act within existing political parties/found a party of one's own/keep well away?
43. Is the christian morale partly to blame for the suppressed position of women?
44. Role of women in the producing of information?
45. What must change in the male society?
46. What must change in the civil code?
47. Is emancipation a different thing among the working classes on the one hand and the elite on the other?
48. How to co-ordinate women's actions?
49. Should a women's rights movement be involved in schooling?
50. Is there legal discrimination between married and single mothers?
51. Does feminism need a binding programme?
52. How does one cross the line from playful to fundamental actions?
53. How can a woman try to change mentalities?
54. Can the division of roles between man and woman be defended by referring to biological differences?
55. Are single mothers being discriminated in the allocation of housings?
56. Is it possible for a single independent mother to raise her child herself (possibilities)?
57. How do divorce laws/property-inheritance position the woman?
58. Is overpopulation a question for women only?
59. Playgrounds for children — what about the consultation of women in this matter?
60. Are there still places where women cannot come or are not allowed to go to?
61. Does vocational training for women focus to much on the industry?
62. What with women in advertising?
63. Sterilisation, for the man or for the woman?
64. Is the pill for men reliable?
65. Do women have a specific role in society?
66. Is there a feministic philosophy, economy?
67. Does a conversation group constitute more than an outlet for personal frustrations?
68. Should one as a woman try to read all feminist literature?
69. Is it acceptable to use negative images of women, e.g. from advertisements, in the emancipation strategy?
70. Is a man in a women's meeting allowed to be more than a "male guest"?
71. Should women engage in politicising fieldwork, in the neighbourhood/office/factory?
72. Should awakening political consciousness take one to the left/the centre/the right?
73. Is it a fight against men?
74. Is social success/failure being determined by men?
75. Is the sexual attractiveness of women a weapon in the fight for social opportunities?
76. Does the class position, instead of gender, determine one's social opportunities?
77. Which specific women's demands are important to the social struggle of the working class?
78. Do all women want to call their role into question?
79. Is the fight of women a fight against capitalism?
80. Should one be radical as a feminist, coping without men, power and structure?
81. Is the possibility to develop all the talents of women a condition for a cease-fire?
82. Can one be pragmatic in the women's liberation movement?
83. Does the end of the class war/the fight for women's rights mean that there is a 50/50 division of key positions?
84. Is the abortion an ordinary medical operation?
85. Can there be an ethical criterion for abortion?
86. Should a woman decide alone on abortion?
87. Is contradiction physician (expert)/woman (lay person) significant?
88. Can one disconnect religious and cultural standards from the abortion issue?
89. Is there proper counselling in case of unwanted pregnancies?
90. Can/may an abortion depend on the financial situation of the women?
91. Should the rights of the foetus be protected?
92. Should an abortion committee be a kind of court?
93. What to think about the statement "a raped girl should bear her pregnancy as a cross"?
94. Should one vote for a woman in federal elections?
95. Do the imposed characteristics "kindness and tenderness" inhibit political awereness?
96. What about the role models — expectations for women — men put forward in children's books?
97. What about the pregnant woman in employment?
98. Is general political education a necessity?
99. Is it necessary to provide political information during an action?
100. How can one be active in e.g. a men's strike?
101. Can radical feminism be a goal on its own?
102. Can men have a leading position in a women's organisation?
103. What is the role of the househld/family in the capitalist society?
104. Does household work have an economic value? Household wage?
105. Is there a connection between the structure of a family and that of society?
106. Should one organise oneself within the existing trade unions?
107. How can we break through society's typical male character?
108. Does work itself have any influence on emancipation?
109. Is a moral victory the same as a political victory?
110. Can ordinary women still follow the feminist counter movement?
111. Should a women's right movement be close to the workers environment and anticipate their needs?
112. Is socio-cultural training a preparation?
113. What do rerum novarum and humanae vita mean to the emanciption movement?
114. Should one defend in this order, the religious, moral and material interests of working-class women?
115. Can one shift ones attention (depending on the demand) from for instance labour laws to the tasks of a mother + husband?
116. Should one encourage women to stay home?
117. Is out of home labour disastrous for married women?
118. Does a married woman have a special obligation towards her husband and child?
119. Are there typically male or female diseases?
120. Upon a divorce does one's pity automatically go to the children and the wife?
121. Is it a fact in the current jurisdiction that men inuariably loose their children upon a divorce?
122. Is custody unfairly granted because of the myth of the mother?
123. What about alimony?
124. Does women misuse-read: boycott + visiting rights?
125. Must there be women's shelters?
126. Is adult education the pre-eminent opportunity for women?
127. Self defence for women against men?
128. Is there co-operation among women (e.g. in courses) beyond age boundaries?
129. Does a predominance of female teachers damage the emotional development of young boys?
130. Do women more than men consider politics as something unreal?
131. Female art, does it exist?
132. Is pornography typically male?
133. Are women being discriminated by women?
134. Is it about equalness or equality?
135. Are the existing women's organisations only working to make women's life bearable?
136. Are women in many professions only hired when there is a shortage of men?
137. Sex before marriage, where is the difference between almost advisable for men and the women's wish to preserve their honour?
138. Circumcision, the same for women + men?
139. Adam and Eve or Eve and then Adam?
140. Is it important to be economically independent of one's husband?
141. Was your husband also chosen for you?
142. Several women for one man, several men for one woman?
143. Men drinking out, women drinking at home, is there a difference?
144. Are only women hit?
145. Is the abuse of women a family and thus a private problem?
146. Is it difficult for an unemployed/single woman to rent a house or a room?
147. If a woman wants to succeed, does she also need, like many men, a steady "homebase"?
148. What about part-time work for women?
149. Monarchy, no women as heiresses to the throne?
150. Should the term "head of the family" be stricken out of law texts?
151. How is the idea of equal access to professions and professional education carried out in practice?
152. What about the social/pedagogic allowance?
153. Parental leave, blessing or blessing in disguise?
154. Survival pension only for women?
155. Local allowance, also for women?
156. Women as priests?
157. Exterior influences (genetics): who is responsible?
Jef Geys (b. 1934) is one of Belgium's most esteemed artists. Orchard presents his work for the first time in the U.S. Throughout his long career he has provoked the international art world from a small suburb of Antwerp called Balen. In his practice, Geys insists on a position of radical autonomy through an unprecedented approach to collective creativity often generated by participation with his immediate community. His practice is one that has resisted market and institutional forces from the start.
Also on view:
Jonas Mekas: To Barbara Rubin With Love
Panel Discussion: Feb. 25th, Time: TBA
Dirk Snauwaert, R. H. Quaytman will discuss the work of Jef Geys.
Orchard is a cooperatively organized exhibition and event space in New York's Lower East Side. The gallery is run by twelve partners of a for-profit limited liability corporation founded for the project. The partners include artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators, with several combining these activities in their practices. The partners of Orchard have been associated variously with New York experimental film and video scenes, institutional critique, 90s non-yBa practices in Britain, and political conceptualist traditions in North and South America. The partners do not have a univocal position in terms of their working methods or views on art. Instead, Orchard's cooperative framework is intended to put the diversity of its members' practices into discursive motion. The resulting exhibition program reflects these dialogs and the social, geographical and artistic conditions and contradictions of the positions taken within them. Orchard's program eschews solo exhibitions in favor of thematically, conceptually and politically driven group exhibitions and projects. It also represents a commitment to historically-based artistic criteria, as opposed to market criteria. This commitment is reflected in Orchard's trans-generational mixing of established artists with lesser known artists, and its re-examination of marginalized historical works in the context of contemporary issues and practices. Since opening in May 2005, Orchard has restaged or produced unrealized projects by Michael Asher, Andrea Fraser with Allan McCollum, Dan Graham, and Lawrence Weiner. Orchard has also presented historical works by Daniel Buren, Luis Camnitzer, Juan Downey, Hans Haacke, Roberto Jacoby, Adrian Piper, and Martha Rosler, as well as new works by Merlin Carpenter, Nicolás Guagnini, Jutta Koether, Lucy McKenzie, Blake Rayne, Stephan Pascher, Jeff Preiss, R.H. Quaytman, Karin Schneider, and Jason Simon, among others. Orchard is a three-year project and is scheduled to close in April 2008.
Opening: Sunday, February 4, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
47 Orchard Street - New York