Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers at Magnum unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera.
The Misgendering of Joan of Arc
We know from historical records that the female-born French saint presented as a man with short black hair. Why, then, is she so damn feminine in artistic portrayals?
New Non-Binary Emojis Fall Short of Their Good Intentions
While the announcement might be a step in the right direction, it inadvertently reinforces even more gender stereotypes, limiting nonbinary individuals to greyish androgynous figures defined primarily by their haircuts.
An Interview with Lynne Tillman
The novelist and critic discusses her new book of fiction — Men and Apparitions.
How Contemporary Artists Are Embracing the Ambiguities of Gender
What’s incredibly refreshing and exciting about Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon is that it’s a queer art show that specifically seeks a space beyond a taxonomic obsession.
Turning the Male Gaze on Its Head
It’s an oh-so-good premise for an exhibition: exploring the female gaze.
The Hypocrisy of the Artistic and Critical Left
It’s time for us to ask why the industries with some of the loftiest ideals and the most vocal commitments to progressivism still far so far short of reasonable expectations.
“I Like Art by Men Better”: Gender by the Numbers at Art Basel Miami Beach
The last time I spoke with Micol Hebron, earlier this year, she was spearheading Gallery Tally, a project for which she and a small army of volunteers count the numbers of men and women artists on the rosters of art galleries. A week and a half ago, Hebron was in Miami for the art fairs, so she took the opportunity to do some more counting.
The Lost Histories of Women at War
Photos of men in war are ubiquitous — as historical records, photojournalism, and complex artistic representations. Images of women in battle are less common, mirroring the stereotype that men are overwhelmingly the warring sex.
The Women Tagging and Painting the Streets of Bogotá
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Here, where graffiti is classified as a violation rather than a crime, street artists do not have to hide. Bright murals, often uncompromisingly political, cover public walls, as well as those of home and business owners who, understanding the value (cultural and financial), allow their own properties to be used as a canvas.
Machismo Ain’t Just for Boys Anymore
PORTLAND, Oregon — “Macho doesn’t prove mucho,” socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor once punned.
Tallying Art World Inequality, One Gallery at a Time
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about counting. Counting can feel lonely sometimes, like you against the world, so I’m always grateful when I encounter other people doing the same. Like artist Micol Hebron.