Revolt, They Said is a wall-sized diagram based on an ongoing drawing in which Geyer delineates a network of 850 women without whom the American cultural landscape would not be as we know it today. The work originated during Geyer’s Artist Research Residency (2012-13) at The Museum of Modern Art, made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation. It started out by mapping the relationships among Lillie P. Bliss, Abby A. Rockefeller, and Mary Q. Sullivan, the founders of MoMA — and other women-collectors, cultural visionaries, and social entrepreneurs — but soon grew into an expansive web of professional and personal entanglements, commitments, and alliances. Taking the viewer through an active narrative of actions and relations among these women, Geyer’s hand-drawn lines render art and its agents in close proximity to the social or political contexts out of which they grew and the fields with which they were in dialogue. In this way, the drawing not only retroactively re-envisions those relationships but maps out a blueprint of how social and cultural change has and can be realised.
|Medium||Inkjet print on adhesive backed fabric|
|Edition||2 of 3|
Image © the artist | Photography: Ros Kavanagh
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