Artist Lara Schnitger Presents Suffragette City, a Feminist Procession, in Downtown San José, January 12

Release date 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lara Schnitger

"Suffragette City" procession in Dresden

Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Photo Credit: Swen Rudolph.

Other Walks, Other Lines" on view November 2, 2018–March 10, 2019 at San José Museum of Art.

For Immediate Release

SAN JOSÉ, California (December 18, 2018) — A march for women’s rights will take the streets of downtown San José on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 10am – 1pm, for Creative Minds: Suffragette City, a participatory procession and protest by artist Lara Schnitger. Free and open to the public, this participatory event celebrates female empowerment in a culture of patriarchy. Starting at the San José Museum of Art, costumed participants will chant and parade with the artist’s portable sculptures and banners. The Museum is seeking volunteers to join the performance in anticipation of the third national Women’s March. For details, go to sjmusart.org/suffragettecity. All genders and children are welcome.

Dutch-American artist Lara Schnitger incorporates references to sexuality, fashion, and feminism to create hybrid interplays between sculpture, space, and costume. Since 2015, Schnitger’sSuffragette City has been performed in New York, Basel, Dresden, Los Angeles, and Berlin, as well as the Women’s March in Washington, DC, in 2018. In San José, it will be presented as part of the exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines, on view at the San José Museum of Art through March 10, 2019. Previous iterations of Suffragette City can be viewed online at vimeo.com/246442110 and vimeo.com/131335296.

LARA SCHNITGER

Lara Schnitger currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Schnitger studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, Netherlands (1987–91); Academie Vyvarni Umeni, Prague, Czech Republic (1991–92); de Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1992–94);  and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitayushu, Japan (1999–2000). Schnitger’s has shown works at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Art Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art Amhem, Netherlands; Magasin 3, Sweden; The Hague, The Netherlands; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Saatchi Gallery, London; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and the New Museum, New York.

SAN JOSÉ MUSEUM OF ART

SJMA is located at 110 South Market Street in downtown San José, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm and until 8pm or later on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and $5 for youth ages 7–18. Members and children ages 6 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 408.271.6840 or visit SanJoseMuseumofArt.org.

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Programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by generous operating support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, and the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation.

Other Walks, Other Lines is sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation and Melanie and Peter Cross. In-kind support for equipment is provided by BrightSign. Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José.