Watch SVA Faculty Marilyn Minter's Recent Talk with Madonna
January 24, 2017
From Artnet: “As the crowd filtered into the auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum on January 19, the night before the inauguration of reality star-turned-politician Donald Trump, footage of African American author and social critic James Baldwin played on a screen. The occasion was ‘Madonna X Marilyn Minter,’ a conversation between pop star Madonna and artist Marilyn Minter, two legendary feminists who showed themselves to be unafraid of speaking out against the incoming president.
The image and memory of Baldwin helped set the tone for the following discussion, moderated by museum director Anne Pasternak and poet and playwright Elizabeth Alexander, which vocalized a creed of intersectional, inclusionary feminism that extends beyond white, upper-class, straight, cis women.
Without preamble, the evening’s programming began in earnest with the screening of secretprojectrevolution, a black-and-white film starring, directed, and produced by Madonna. ‘I want to start a revolution, but they don’t take me seriously,’ the singer narrated, over scenes blending violent imagery with graceful dance…” (For the full story and photos, click here)