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)
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