Anat Ebgi partner and senior director Stefano Di Paola, who organized the latest exhibition, uses the original 1972 iteration as a vehicle to discuss the broader feminist movement that took place in Los Angeles from 1970 to 1976. “I wanted this show, in many senses, to be a provocation,” Di Paola said in a recent interview. “The conversation about intersectionality needs to be further explored, all these stories have not been told, the oral histories have not been done, the challenging of the art historical canon is not being done well enough yet, and the clock is ticking—the door is closing.”
Serving as a cultural partner for “WOMANHOUSE,” Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) organized a spirited series of programs that includes restagings of historic performances, consciousness-raising sessions, and film screenings that recall the original exhibition. In what Di Paola referred to as an urgent “call to action,” participants from the 1972 presentation work alongside emerging artists to impress upon the current moment.