100 Years | 100 Women—Part II: 100 Women— Celebration of Commissions

“Your children will reap the harvest of our solidarity—of our determination to stand together, to fight together, and, if needs be, to die together; for they are dying, every day, the men and women of our race, martyrs to lynch-law, the fiery stake and the awful savagery of peonage; that these, your children, may know full liberty and an equal chance in life. Or they must reap in the bitterness of sorrow the fruits of our passivity and indifference; the frittering of our strength by suffering, petty strife and narrow jealousies to becloud the larger vision of our responsibility to coming generations.”
—Nellie Griswold Francis (1874–1969)
Founder, Everywoman Suffrage Club, an African American group which helped win women the right to vote in Minnesota

What happens when you ask 100 artists, scholars, and creative thinkers—in the midst of a pandemic and widespread outrage over systemic racism—to interrogate the complex legacy of the 19th Amendment which, in 1920, granted some women the right to vote? Watch the 100 Years | 100 Women Virtual Watch Party to find out, originally held on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm!

Park Avenue Armory hosted a Virtual Watch Party in celebration of the project, featuring sneak peeks of commissioned works and the premiere of commissioned filmmaker Shola Lynch‘s cinematic portrait entitled A Portrait of 100 Years | 100 WOMEN on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm. This short film is, as Lynch shares, “a visual and audio collage of the present, built on the past, and for the future, the film will boldly exclaim—from these roots, we grow.”

The Virtual Watch Party, hosted by Maya Wiley (University Professor, The New School), also included a portrait of 100 Indigenous Women of the Americas, as well as responses by special guests including Sayu Bhojwani, Tantoo Cardinal, Rita Dove, Catherine Gray, Susan Herman, and Jari Jones, followed by the launch of a new digital Project Archive, which invites audiences to explore each participant’s inspiration and contribution to the initiative.

100 Years | 100 Women invited a diverse group of more than 100 artists, activists, scholars, students, and community leaders—including Joselyn Kaxhyek Borrero, Zoë Buckman, Staceyann Chin, Karen Finley, Ebony Noelle Golden, Andrea Jenkins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver (Split Britches), Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, and many more—to creatively respond to this milestone anniversary. Collectively, their work interrogates not only the complex legacy of women’s suffrage through their various lenses and practices, but also reflects this volatile year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, #BlackLivesMatter, and a divisive election season.

100 Years | 100 Women is presented by Park Avenue Armory with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine New York City-based cultural partners: Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.

Part I of the initiative, a Symposium, was convened on February 15, 2020.

Participating artists include:
• A portrait of 100 Indigenous Women of the Americas created by Indigenous technologist and artist Joselyn Kaxhyek Borrero (Tlingit of Yukon, Canada) and Roberto Borrero, Kasike (chief) of the Guainía Taíno tribal community
Imani A., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Mohamed A., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Abdu Ali, Music & Literature
Sama Alshaibi, Visual Art
Zalika Azim, Visual Art
Mariama B., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Lucas Balmaceda Pascal, Juilliard Drama ‘23
Jennifer Baumgardner, Journalism
Stefanie Batten Bland, Dance Theatre
Stephanie Berger, Photography
Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Theater
Zoë Buckman, Visual Art
Christine Bruno, Acting/Disability Activist
Rashida Bumbray, Performance & Visual Art
Vinie Burrows, Performance & Activism
Romial C., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Shaun C., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Jayla Chee, Juilliard Music ‘23
Sofiya Cheyenne, Performance & Activism
Staceyann Chin, Spoken Word
Olivia Chindamo, Juilliard Music ‘21
Elizabeth Colomba, Visual Art
Courtney Cook, Performance & Dance
Renee Cox, Visual Art
Afrika D., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Visual Art
Caridad (La Bruja) De La Luz, Spoken Word
Rose DeSiano, Visual Art
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Multi-disciplinary
Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Literacy
Abby Dobson, Sonic Conceptual Performance Art
Nekisha Durrett, Visual Art
Joan Dwiartanto, Juilliard Dance ‘22
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Performance Art & Literature
Amalineda, F., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Jackie F., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Adama Delphine Fawundu, Visual Art
Gayle Fekete, Dance
Karen Finley, Performance Art
Kaiama Glover, French & Africana Studies
Ebony Noelle Golden, Performance Art
Sarah Gooch, Juilliard Music ‘21
Amanda Gookin, Music
Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez, Dance
Jasmine Hearn, Performance & Dance
Susan Herman, ACLU/Constitutional Law
Andrea Jenkins, Politics/Performance Art
Andrea Jennings, Disability Inclusion: Arts, Media & Design
Michi Matter Jigarjian, Artist/Facilitator/Educator
Christine Jones, Scenic Design
Diana Elizabeth Jordan, Acting & Disability Inclusion
Chanon Judson, Dance
Tendayi Kuumba, Dance
Kate Clarke Lemay, Museum Curation
Mimi Lien, Scenic Design/Architecture
Shola Lynch, Film
Chloe M., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Tsedaye Makonnen, Visual Art
Love Muwwakkil, Dance
Daniella N., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Premilla Nadasen, History of Race & Gender
Meshell Ndegeocello, Music
Lorie Novak, Visual Art
Yanitza O., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Zoe Obadia, Juilliard Music ‘20
Gabriel P., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Michele Pred, Art/Activism
Alba Pujals-Roige, Juilliard Music ‘21
Toshi Reagon, Music
Francisco R., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Silas R., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Martha Redbone, Music/Activism
Jewel Rodgers, Spoken Word
Yelaine Rodriguez, Visual Art
Hannah Rosenzweig, Film
Rhonda Ross, Multidisciplinary
Risha Rox, Interdisciplinary
Dorsen S., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Mahalia S. E., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Wendy Sachs, Film
Maggie Scrantom, Juilliard Drama ‘23
Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw / Split Britches, Theatre & Performance
Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan, Scriptwriting
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Multi-disciplinary
Samantha Speis, Dance
Jaime Sunwoo, Performance/Multimedia
Marilee Talkington, Acting/Disability Activist
Henu Josephine Tarrant, Theater
Katherine Toukhy, Mixed Media
Carmelita Tropicana, Performance Art
S. Katy Tucker, Video/Projection Design
Tracey Leigh Turner, Acting & Disability Inclusion
Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah, Theater
Imani Uzuri, Music/Compostion
Elaisa Van Der Kust, Performance & Dance
Yoro W., Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
Cleo Wade, Literature
Mikaila Ware, Performance & Dance
Carrie Mae Weems, Muliti-disciplinary
Lark White, Juilliard Drama ‘23
Deborah Willis, Visual Art
Eryn Wise, Indigenous Media Curation
Pamela Z, Music/Composition

Interrogations of Form is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council. The Armory’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Park Avenue Armory and the 100 Years|100 Women Project is honored to be part of the The Women’s Suffrage NYC Centennial Consortium.

The Women’s Suffrage NYC Centennial Consortium is a collaboration of cultural organizations citywide that foregrounds exhibitions and programs that, together, offer a multi-dimensional picture of the history of women’s suffrage and its lasting, ongoing impact. The consortium has launched WomensSuffrageNYC.org to highlight the activities being presented across New York City throughout 2020.

100 Years is not 100 Percent—The consortium is committed to showcasing women’s contributions to the past, present, and future. Though many women were given access to the right to vote 100 years ago, the fight for equality continues. The consortium’s goal is to expand the conversation through meaningful cultural experiences that convey that all women should be seen, heard, and counted.

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August 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm

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