Lara Schnitger, Protest Parade (Suffragette City), 2015. FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Courtesy the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.

Lara Schnitger: Suffragette City

Inspired by a tradition of artists’ street performance and protest marches, Lara Schnitger presents Suffragette City, a procession through Westwood of sculptures that comprise images, forms, and texts explicitly addressing women’s rights. 

Following the procession, join us for a community gathering with open mic to share thoughts and reflections regarding the recent election. We welcome one and all to join us as we come together in solidarity. The community gathering will begin at approximately 2 p.m., and the afternoon will also include a musical performance by Miya Folick.

On Sunday, Schnitger further explores feminist speech by inviting filmmaker Kerri Koch to share her work, Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl; followed by a screening of Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light, a short film by Martha Wheelock on the preeminent suffragette; and a talk on contemporary witchcraft and closing ceremony by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles.

This program is part of the Hammer's Bureau of Feminism initiative.

Schedule

Saturday, November 12

Noon: Procession leaves Hammer (route here)
1:30 p.m. Procession arrives back to Hammer
2 p.m. Community gathering with open mic to share thoughts and reflections regarding the recent election; courtyard concert by Miya Folick

Sunday, November 13

1 p.m. Welcome
1:15 p.m. Screening of Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl (TRT 40 min)
2 p.m. Screening of Inez Milholland: Forward into Light (TRT 13:30 min)
2:30 p.m. Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles: Lecture on witchcraft + Q&A
3:30 p.m. Closing ceremony in the Hammer courtyard 

In Real Life: Lara Schnitger is a Public Engagement project organized by Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, and January Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Associate, Public Engagement. The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

In Real Life is supported by Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer.

Image: Lara Schnitger, Protest Parade (Suffragette City), 2015. FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Courtesy the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.