Presentation at CAA conference, February 2019

On Friday, February 15,  2019, Rebekah Modrak presented a paper entitled “Disarming Misogyny as a Dude” as part of the “Power, Resistance, and Gender Issues in the Arts of Women” session at the College Art Association’s 107th annual conference in New York City.

She spoke about Re Made’s brand messaging, designed (in the image of Best Made Co.) to be “masculine,” and her discovery that most viewers who encounter the work as an artwork (not a plunger company) assume that the artist behind the parody is also a man. During the presentation, she described audiences’ gendered expectations of both handcrafted plungers and art.”

Rebekah Modrak: RE MADE / BEST MADE ECHO (2014)