In 2009, a striking collection of some 2,000 black-and-white photographs went up for auction at Sotheby’s, but unfortunately it failed to sell.
Women’s Rage: A Conversation with the Creator of ‘Bitch Planet’
A comic book industry veteran for the last decade, Kelly Sue DeConnick first earned her chops adapting manga to English.
How We Got Here: Portrait of the Artist as a Queer Feminist
As long as I can remember, I’ve organized and been involved in artist groups and collectives.
Abstraction that Invites Speculation
When I walked into Emily Roysdon’s latest exhibition, If Only a Wave, at Participant Inc., I initially felt like I might not be able to decipher the work.
The Coy Politics of Cheryl Donegan’s Recycled Imagery
It made immediate sense to me that an artist who had cut her teeth making video works was able to transpose their sense of social commentary onto her formal works.
When Women Fought Nukes with Anarchy and Won
Brooklyn’s Interference Archive is showcasing the work of the women who occupied the area surrounding England’s cruise missile installation, reshaping British public opinion and attracting international attention to the nuclear arms race.
The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion
Very recently I was told that a certain art magazine editor, who had deleted the feminist critique from a review I had written, “can only take so much feminism.”
Past, Present, and Future Feminism
One of the most important tools for helping feminism reach a wide audience in the 1960s and ’70s was the consciousness-raising (CR) group.
Feminist Activists Bleed and Defecate on Islamic State Flag #NSFW
Egyptian feminist activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy made a statement against the Islamic State (IS) this past weekend with the release of an explicit photograph on her Facebook page.
Building Parity: On Women Architects
LOS ANGELES – Too many documentaries on architecture feature the same faces, and they’re mostly male. Same goes for panel discussions, lectures, and exhibits. The new documentary Coast Modern does a better job, yet there’s still far to go.
On Being an Artist and a Mother
CHICAGO — What does it mean, bodily, physically, emotionally, mentally, and perhaps spiritually, to be what Simone de Beauvoir deemed “the second sex,” to be a woman and, moreover, to be a mother? These are questions that Chelsea Knight explores in her latest video work “The Breath We Took” (2013), now on view at Aspect Ratio.
Filling in the Gaps: Feminism’s Continued Relevance in the Arts
This past weekend I joined the audience for the day of panel discussions at the Brooklyn Museum organized by The Feminist Art Project as part of the annual College Art Association Conference. I was only able to stay for the first three and a half panels, in a day that included five. But in those three and a half panels, a clear through-line started to emerge, at least from my perspective. That through-line involved the idea of creating collective histories, of asserting a history that complicates singular narratives, and that makes it clear that whole communities of differing experience and perspective participate in the making and supporting of the arts.