New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century

August 28, 2021–January 30, 2022

Featuring more than 150 works, most made since the year 2000, this major survey presents a kaleidoscopic view of feminist practices in contemporary art.

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  • Linda Stark: Stigmata, 2011; oil on canvas over panel; 36 x 36 in.; BAMPFA, purchase made possible through a gift of the Paul L. Wattis Foundation.

  • Farah Al Qasimi: It’s Not Easy Being Seen 3, 2016; archival inkjet print; 47 1/4 × 37 13/16 in.; courtesy the artist; The Third Line, Dubai; and Helena Anrather.

  • Favianna Rodriguez: Release What Doesn’t Serve Me, 2019; courtesy the artist. Photo: Tony Molatore.

  • Koak: Breaking the Prairie, 2018; oil, acrylic, pigment, pastel, chalk, and graphite on stretched linen mounted to panel; 95 x 68 in.; private collection, Singapore; courtesy of the artist and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Phillip Maisel.

  • Goshka Macuga: Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite, 2013; wool tapestry; 220 x 113 5/8 in.; The Broad Art Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

  • Kiki Smith: Lilith, 1994; silicon, bronze, and glass; 33 x 27 ½ x 19 in.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

  • Kara Walker: Endless Conundrum, An African Anonymous Adventuress, 2001; paper; 180 x 420 in.; Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2002. © Kara Walker, courtesy Walker Art Center.

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  • Sunday, October 10, 1 PM

    Risograph Workshop: Your Feminist Icon

    Learn the process of risograph printing in the BAMPFA Art Lab as we make a collaborative poster celebrating feminist icons. Bring a photograph, book, magazine, or printout of your selected icon.

  • Friday, October 1, 12 PM

    Artists Talks: Tammy Rae Carland, Michele Pred, Catherine Wagner

    In the first in a series of gallery talks with local artists featured in New Time, Tammy Rae Carland, Michele Pred, and Catherine Wagner each address their work in the exhibition.

  • Friday, September 24, 7:30

    BAMPFA Student Committee Fall Opening

    Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the opening of BAMPFA’s exciting new exhibition, New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century with the BAMPFA SC on Friday, September 24!

  • Monday, September 20, 6:30 PM

    Virtual Conversation: Judith Butler and Mel Y. Chen on Gender Politics and Pandemic Time

    UC Berkeley professors Judith Butler and Mel Y. Chen discuss shifting challenges for women and racialized queer, trans, and disabled communities; queer and crip time; differing valuations of productivity; and the transformations of regimes and cultures of care in the pandemic.

  • Thursdays, 12:15 PM, September 2–January 27; Sundays, 2 PM, September 5–January 30

    Guided Tours: New Time

    Graduate students from the UC Berkeley Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies offer public tours of New Time on selected Thursdays at 12:15 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

  • Curator Apsara DiQuinzio holds a microphone while addressing a tour group within a gallery at BAMPFA.
    Sunday, August 29, 2 PM

    Curator's Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on New Time

    BAMPFA Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator Apsara DiQuinzio, who organized New Time, introduces the exhibition, addressing work in each of its eight thematic sections.

  • Saturday, August 28, 11 AM–7 PM

    Opening Day: Free Gallery Admission

    Celebrate the opening of New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century with free admission to the public.

    Free admission to the public

  • August 26 & 27, 11 AM–7 PM

    BAMPFA Member Preview of New Time

    BAMPFA members enjoy exclusive preview access to New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century on Thursday and Friday, August 26–27.

    BAMPFA Member exclusive

  • Presented Sunday, November 1

    Vote Feminist Parade

    Artist Michele Pred presents a feminist digital art parade that combines recordings of two parades performed in New York and Oakland with live music, guest speakers, sing-alongs, and more.

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    Art Wall: Luchita Hurtado

    Developed from a drawing that delineates the differing strata of earth's material structure, BAMPFA's Art Wall commission is Hurtado's most monumental painting to date and among the last works she made.

  • August 25–November 14, 2022

    Shirin Neshat: Fervor