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F*CK U! In The Most Loving Way

Exhibition catalog for "F*CK U! In The Most Loving Way" created by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art.

Opening shortly after

Opening shortly after the 2016 United States presidential election, this timely exhibition welcomes all points of view about female individuals seeking and possessing power, which includes political power, but also self-empowerment. This exhibition spotlights women’s artistic endeavors to overcome and put a stop to emotional abuse, physical abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse and violence, sexist insults, unrealistic demands, sexual harassment, discriminatory refusals, online trolling, psychological manipulations, and microaggressions of all kinds. F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way celebrates utopian and revolutionary visions about women’s voices, focusing on women’s self-expression, self-respect, and self-care. The provocative artworks in this historic feminist exhibition foster dialogue, whether shocking, confrontational, polite, healing, or well-reasoned. Ultimately, the exhibition promotes further investigation of positive and productive ways to overcome what is often dismissed as women’s hysterical overreactions, bitchy rants, unjustifiable anger, or passive aggressive resentment. Tanya Augsburg 16 TANYA AUGSBURG/BIO: Tanya Augsburg is a humanities-trained, interdisciplinary feminist performance scholar, critic, and curator who can be occasionally persuaded to perform. She teaches at San Francisco State University, where she is currently Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Liberal Studies in the areas of the Humanities and Creative Arts. She is a proud member of NCWCA, serving on the board as Art Historian in Residence. She served on the Executive Exhibition Committee as Featured Artists Curator and Programming Chair for NCWCA’s recent national exhibition, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way. The performance she premiered during F*ck You in the Most Loving Way, Kitchen Table Talk (2016), is a work in progress that has been continually revised in urgent response to current political events. It was selected in 2017 to be on the calendar of 100 Days Action, an online project that serves as a counternarrative to the current administration’s 100 Day plan. Dr. Augsburg is additionally Vice-President, Relations, of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). Dr. Augsburg is author of Becoming Interdisciplinary: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, 3rd Ed. (Kendall/Hunt, 2016) and co-editor of The Politics of Interdisciplinary Studies (McFarland, 2009). Her survey book chapter on the interdisciplinary arts is published in The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, 2nd Edition (2017). Other publications have appeared in TDR: The Drama Review; Text and Performance Quarterly; Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies; n.paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal; World Futures; Colorado Critical Review; theartsection: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary; and Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture. Her current scholarly projects include completing a booklength manuscript on the interdisciplinary arts and a book-length manuscript on what she is calling feminist ars erotica.

Installation at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, December 13-14, 2016 Images top row left to right: • Opening Kellie Krouse’s shipped work, photo by Priscilla Otani • Leisel Whitlock and Victoria Veedell putting up vinyl lettering, photo by Priscilla Otani Images bottom row left to right: • Kay Kang hanging her work, works by Emma Sulkowicz flanking Kay’s work, photo by Priscilla Otani • Judy Johnson-Williams and Judy Shintani setting up Leisel Whitlock’s work, photo by Priscilla Otani 17