Exhibition at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts

October 8th - December 8th

 

Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, is a multi-venue project surveying a generation of pioneering female new media artists, reconsidering their role as technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The core of the project takes place at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts at 333 S Broad Street in Philadelphia.


Join us for an opening reception October 8th from 4-7pm. The exhibition runs through December 8th 2017.

 
 Rutherford VDU Operator Ruth Jeans  10.06.76

Rutherford VDU Operator Ruth Jeans  10.06.76

Curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents the exhibition Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, surveying a generation of pioneering female artists and relating their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The exhibition will include visual artists such as Jennifer Bartlett and Lynda Benglis, and video and media art pioneers Sonia Landy Sheridan, Joan Jonas, Lynda Benglis, Shigeko Kubota, and Dara Birnbaum. To accompany the exhibition, Johnson will create a reading library that will place these artists into direct dialogue with a broader history of women in technology, with the aim to "further the scholarship of technology and art surveys in which women are under-represented or not contextualized in the field of their peers," Johnson says. Featured technologists include Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer; Katherine Johnson, NASA's "human computer;" Mary Allen Wilkes, inventor of the operating system; and Rebecca Allen, the first Emmy Award-winning computer animation artist; among others.


In addition to a reading library, a selection of women throughout the history of STEM will be presented with short biographies and photographs. 

  women in the British Royal Navy operating the earliest digital, electronic, programmable computer-- the Colossus, in 1944

women in the British Royal Navy operating the earliest digital, electronic, programmable computer-- the Colossus, in 1944

Artists:

  • Beryl Korot
  • Jennifer Bartlett
  • Sonia Landy Sheridan
  • Lynn Hershman Leeson
  • Catherine Jansen
  • Pati Hill
  • Laurie Spiegel
  • Dara Birnbaum
  • Shigeko Kubota
  • Joan Jonas
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Mary Ross
  • Howardena Pindell
  • Lillian Schwartz

Composers

  • Laurie Spiegel
  • √Čliane Radigue
  • Suzanne Ciani
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • Wendy Carlos
  • Delia Derbishire
  • Annea Lockwood
 

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is located at 333 S Broad St in Philadelphia. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm.


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