Ana Mendieta, “Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants)” (1972, estate print 1997), suite of seven estate color photographs, each 13 1/4 x 20 in (33.7 x 50.8 cm), edition 8 of 10 (© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York)

Almost two years ago, Sara Reisman was hired as artistic director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, where she was tasked with implementing a new initiative devoted to art and social justice. Since then, the Rubins’ gallery, the 8th Floor, has gained a reputation for smart group shows on politically resonant topics. The latest exhibition, The Intersectional Self, considers how a new awareness of fluid gender identities has affected feminism and shaken up our traditional understanding of gender roles. The lineup is stellar — Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Patty Chang, Abigail DeVille, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Adrian Piper, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cindy Sherman, and Martha Wilson — and the show should be too.

When: Opens Thursday, February 9; reception Friday, February 10, 6–8pm
Where: The 8th Floor (17 West 17th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan)

More info here.

Jillian Steinhauer is a former senior editor of Hyperallergic. She writes largely about the intersection of art and politics but has also been known to write at length about cats. She won the 2014 Best...