art X FEMINISM
For this conversation, four women who transcend cultures and mediums come together for a fascinating exploration of the effects of gender and social justice on creative process. We are joined by artist, MIT Media Lab fellow, and founder of Slow Factory Céline Semaan, known for transforming NASA satellite imagery into wearable prints. Semaan discusses how her experiences as a Lebanese refugee have directly influenced her work and ethos. We also chat with Lainya Magaña, the self-made founder of A&O PR, who delves into artistic inspiration and her role as a woman of color in a mostly white art world; and Rachel Lee Hovnanian, a new media artist whose sculpture, installations, paintings, and chemistry experiments are influenced by everything from artificial insemination to the instant gratification of junk food. Hosted by Laura Feinstein, co-producer of work x work ON AIR and former editor at Fusion’s Sex + Life vertical, this discussion is mandatory listening for those seeking to understand the effects of feminism and activism on today's creative culture.