Park Avenue Armory marks 100 years of the 19th amendment with 100 works by women

Park Avenue Armory marks 100 years of the 19th amendment with 100 works by women

The 100 artists chosen to create works for the Park Avenue Armory’s expansive Women’s Suffrage commission were announced Saturday, marking another entry into the organization’s multi-disciplinary “100 Years/100 Women” initiative.

Members of the cohort, who identify as women or gender non-binary, will create works that acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, passed in 1920 to give women the right to vote in the United States.

“The Armory is so pleased to be able to bring together artists and thought leaders to respond to the issues that shape our society,” Park Avenue Armory’s Founding President and Executive Producer Rebecca Robertson said in an announcement. “We, along with our dynamic group of partner organizations, are excited to see how these diverse artistic voices will respond to the realities and consequences of the 19th Amendment, passed a century ago.”

The projects will encapsulate a range of disciplines, including visual art, dance film and music. The commissions are set to be unveiled at the Armory’s Drill Wade Thompson Hall on May 16. Among the artists selected are Sama Alshaibi, Hope Boykin, Zoë Buckman, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Karen Finley, Ebony Noelle Golden, Chanon Judson, L’Rain, Shola Lynch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon, Jaime Sunwoo, Sahar Ullah, Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Willis.

The Armory announced the participants during its fourth annual “Culture in a Changing America” symposium, presented in partnership with the National Black Theatre and cultural institutions across New York City. The event, which featured conversations and performances, reflected on the ways that artists approach womanhood, citizenship and intersectional feminism.

In addition to the National Black Theatre, the Armory also teamed with Apollo Theater, the Julliard School, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company, the Laundromat Project, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the Moving Image, National Sawdust, New York University and Urban Bush Women to commission the artists for “100 Years/100 Women.”

Participating artists include:

• Abdu Ali, Music and literature
• Sama Alshaibi, Visual art
• Ngozi Anyanwu, Theatre
• Armory Arts Education, Multi-disciplinary
• Zalika Azim, Visual art
• Stephanie Batten Bland / SBB Company, Dance theatre
• Stephanie Berger, Photography
• Hope Boykin, Dance
• Mahogany L. Browne, Poetry and literature
• Zoë Buckman, Visual art
• Rashida Bumbray, Performance and visual art
• Xu Cheng, Music
• Elizabeth Colomba, Visual art
• Courtney Cook, Performance and dance
• Renee Cox, Visual art
• Lady Dane, Performance art and literature
• Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Visual art
• Helga Davis, Music
• Rose DeSiano, Visual art
• Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Multi-disciplinary
• Abby Dobson, Conceptual and performing art
• Nekisha Durrett, Visual art
• Adama Delphine Fawundu, Visual art
• Gayle Fekete, Dance
• Jingyi Feng, Dance
• Karen Finley, Performance art
• Ebony Noelle Golden and Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, Multi-disciplinary
• Jasmine Hearn, Performance and dance
• Marguerite Hemmings, Dance
• Charlene Incarnate, Drag and performance
• Val Jenty and Risha Rox, Sound art and performance art
• Chanon Judson, Dance
• Tendayi Kuumba, Dance
• L’Rain, Music
• Mimi Lien, Architecture and set design
• Shola Lynch, Film
• Alicia Graf Mack, Dance
• Tsedaye Makonnen, Visual art
• Thapelo Masita, Music
• Muriel Miguel / Spiderwoman Theater, Theatre and performance
• Vernice Miller / A Laboratory for Actor Training, Theatre and performance
• Briana Del Mundo, Dance
• Love Muwwakkil, Performance and dance
• Meshell Ndegeocello and Staceyann Chin, Music and poetry
• Lorie Novak, Visual art
• Lindsay Philips, Dance
• Toshi Reagon, Music
• Kyle Ritenauer, Music
• Yelaine Rodriguez, Visual art
• Huang Ruo, Music
• Hannah Rosenwieg and Wendy Sachs, Film
• Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw / Split Britches, Theatre and performance
• Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Multi-disciplinary
• Dianne Smith, Visual Art
• Sonic and Womxyn Amplify Vibrations Collective, Music
• Samantha Speis, Performance and dance
• Amy Rox Surratt / Mistakes Made Theatrical Co, Theatre and performance
• Jaime Sunwoo, Multimedia and Performance
• Kalichi’naru, Michelle Lopez and Kasibahagua Taíno Cultural Society, Ceremonial Taino dance
• Murielle Borst-Tarrant/Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective, Theatre and performance
• Cyrie Topete, Choreography
• Katherine Toukhy, Mixed media
• Carmelita Tropicana, Performance art
• Sahar Ullah, Theatre
• Imani Uzuri, Music
• Elaisa Van Der Kust, Performance and dance
• Mikaila Ware, Performance and dance
• Angela Wee, Music
• Carrie Mae Weems, Muliti-disciplinary
• Deborah Willis, Visual art
• Zhou Yi, Music
• Bora Yoon, Music
• Pamela Z performed by Amanda Gookin (Forward Music Project), Music

More information about the series “100 Years/100 Women,” on view May 16 at the Park Avenue Armory, can be found here.

Top Image: Detail of "Chillin’ with Liberty," Renee Cox, 1998. Courtesy Renee Cox.