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.

Read full description
  • 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.

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Events

  • Sunday, January 30, 2 PM

    Claire Frost on New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century

    To mark the closing of New Time, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost offers a tour highlighting a special selection of works that address feminisms’ lingering questions and unfinished business, as well as providing an exhibition overview.

  • Friday, January 21, 12 PM

    Koak, Lava Thomas, and Anne Walsh

    Three artists featured in New Time—Koak, Lava Thomas, and Anne Walsh—discuss their artwork in relation to their practice and the exhibition itself.

  • Saturday, December 18, 2 PM

    Full: The Future Is Female

    The Future Is Female, Sarah Cahill’s seven-hour marathon investigation and reframing of the piano literature, allows audience members to listen for any length of time, come and go, and walk around the space. 

  • Saturday, December 11, 12:30PM

    Virtual Gallery + Studio: Powerful & Positive Poster-Making Party!

    Express your positive message in a visually dynamic poster to keep you inspired and powerful.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, December 4, 1:30 PM

    Guided Tour with ASL Interpretation: New Time

    American Sign Language interpreter Patricia Lessard, who specializes in the arts, offers ASL interpretation for a graduate student–led tour of New Time on Saturday, December 4, at 1:30 PM. All visitors are welcome.

  • Saturday, November 20, 1 PM

    Fabric Marker Jam

    Taking inspiration from New Time, use the Art Lab’s stash of fabric markers to explore the expressive potential of customizing your style by writing on your clothes or on a provided fabric flag.

  • 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–February 3; Sundays, 2 PM, September 5–January 30

    Guided Tours: New Time

  • 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.


  • August 6–March 20, 2022

    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, 2021

    Shirin Neshat: Fervor