Vote Feminist Parade
Just in time for the election, artist Michele Pred presents a digital art event entitled Vote Feminist Parade. Taking place via Zoom, the program combines video recordings of two parades performed in New York and Oakland as well as live music performances, participatory singing, guest speakers, and a guided radical love meditation. Pred and her cohosts, Carmen Rios and Autumn Breon, will offer live commentary as the event unfolds. This intersectional feminist art event was designed to bring politically motivated art out of galleries and studios and into the streets (and onto the Internet). Participating artists include Jaishri Abichandani, Ebony Brown, Christen Clifford, Aya De Leon, the Drizzling Diamond Dancers, Michelle Hartney, Amy Khosbin, Ann Lewis, Shireen Liane, Yvette Molina, Alex Posen, Favianna Rodriguez, Bud Snow, the Strut N Strive Dance Team, Lexa Walsh, Lena Wolff, and Legacy Fatale Urban Punk Amazons. Originally planned as part of the upcoming exhibition New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, which has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the pandemic, the parade now serves as an important prologue to the exhibition.
This artwork is nonpartisan, but the artwork may include references to specific campaigns and candidates.
Michele Pred: We Vote Parade, New York, 2018; performance; courtesy the artist. Photo: Pontus Hook.