‘New Time’ Gathers Feminist Art of the 21st Century

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Woman's bare back in front of tan rock.
Laura Aguilar, ‘Grounded #111’ (detail), 2006; inkjet print; 14 1/2 × 15 in. (Collection of Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016.)

Some of the most ambitious local programming derailed by the pandemic was originally planned in conjunction with the Feminist Art Coalition. The brainchild of BAMPFA curator Apsara DiQuinzio, this consortium grew out of the 2016 presidential election and the 2017 Women’s March—eventually involving over 100 arts organizations across the United States—to stage exhibitions and events focused on feminist thought and practices.

DiQuinzio recently announced her departure from BAMPFA after nine years at the museum, and New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century is her epic send-off. The survey of feminist art from the past two decades contains over 70 artists working in a range of media, extending to BAMPFA’s outdoor screen for Political Landscapes (photographs of marches taken by Catherine Opie), and a newly commissioned mural by Luchita Hurtado, among the last works the artist made before her death in 2020.

New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century’ is on view at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive through Jan. 30, 2022.