Contemporary Art

MOCA, Los Angeles (2006)

The Foundation helped fund WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MOCA Los Angeles in 2006. This exhibit presented the first comprehensive survey of Feminist Art. “Bracketed by the period from 1965 to the early 1980s, WACK! highlighted ideological and formal approaches used by both self-proclaimed Feminists and those working in cultural or political isolation. Organized by MOCA Curator Connie Butler, WACK! Featured approximately 200 artworks by over 100 artists, including seminal work by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Yvonne Rainer and Yoko Ono.  MOCA’s four key interpretative goals for the exhibition and dissemination programs were: to rethink and expand the canon of Feminist Art History, present new scholarship; to examine social and political issues of the 1960s-1980s through the lens of art practices; to situate Feminist Art within a history of international social and political movements; and to foreground Feminism’s social and cultural legacy. WACK! engaged a diverse audience throughout Los Angeles and around the world by examining the historical landscape of Feminism and defining art’s potential for personal, relevant, social and political transformation.”