In the 1970s, Ringgold became increasingly interested in performance art, collaborating with other artists and musicians to create elaborate spectacles that combined music, dance, and political commentary. Her most famous work in this vein is “The Flag is Bleeding” (1967)
In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.
Human production and consumption have rapidly degraded the ecosystems of our major communities over the past several decades; Earth at present is in a state of chaos. Moreover, humankind’s attempt at reversing existing ecological damages does not keep up with the prevailing and accelerated rates of destruction impacting the globe exponentially. We have thus been made painfully aware of immanent climate change despite hereunto efforts at intervention. MAYDAY !EAARTH is a global distress call to signal that time is running out.
Essentially, Nochlin posed a question that planted a seed of reflection within the reader. You might hear the question and immediately become defensive, dismiss it as a feminist complaint, or you may begin a line of questioning that leads you to an obvious answer. However you choose to investigate the argument the truth remains: Women are underrepresented in the mainstream art world. Instead of simply bringing awareness to the issue (which is also significant) or throwing money at the problem, we should endeavor to understand why this is.