In the 1970s and ’80s, the Bags, Vaginal Davis, Nervous Gender, and Los Illegals used music and performance to express their dissent of racism and gender violence, imagining punk as a possible utopia.
“The Maladjusted RULE!”: A Conversation With Vaginal Davis
The intersectional nature of Davis’s commentary on Black feminism, sexuality, and the distinction between sex and gender has aged incredibly well — much like the artist herself.
Delicate Paintings from Drag Icon Vaginal Davis Meet Monumental Sculpture From Louise Nevelson
With 20 tiny paintings and one hefty sculpture, an unexpected pairing of artists offers a nuanced take on femininity.
Performance Matriarch Vaginal Davis Upends Fixed Notions of Genre and Gender
The punk icon kicked off the New Museum’s performance series last Thursday in conjunction with the just-opened show Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.
At the Broad, an Evening of Performances Inspired by Nico
On June 24, Warhol Icon kicks off the museum’s Summer Happenings series with multimedia performances evoking the Velvet Underground singer and artist.