Florine Stettheimer

The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich is presenting the first retrospective exhibition of American modernist painter Florine Stettheimer’s work in Europe. The exhibition ‘Florine Stettheimer‘ runs through January 4 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

Sorry, this German video about the Florine Stettheimer exhibition in Munich does not come with subtitles.

Zanele Muholi Book Launch and Signing

Excerpt from Leslie-Lohman Museum Recommends – November 2014

ZANELE MUHOLI “FACES AND PHASES: 2006-14″

BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING

November 19, 6:30-8pm
The Walther Collection Project Space
526 West 26th Street, Suite 718, New York
RSVP essential: invitation@walthercollection.com

In Faces and Phases: 2006-14, Zanele Muholi embarks on a journey of visual activism to ensure black queer and transgender visibility. Despite South Africa’s progressive constitution and twenty years of democracy, black lesbians and transgender men remain the targets of brutal hate crimes and so-called corrective rapes. Taken over the past eight years, the more than 250 portraits in this book present a compelling statement about the lives and struggles of these individuals. They also comprise an unprecedented and invaluable archive: marking, mapping, and preserving an often-invisible community for posterity.

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MIX NYC: 27TH NEW YORK QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Excerpt from Leslie-Lohman Museum Recommends – November 2014

MIX NYC: 27TH NEW YORK QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

November 11-16
337 Butler St. (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival is an annually occurring underground gem of NYC queer counter-culture that brings together a large and diverse community of queer people with a rich history of art and activism in celebration of film and video as mediums for queer art, craft, and self-expression, with a reputation for transformative visual and social experiences.

Florine Stettheimer Retrospective in Munich


Panel debate about the Florine Stettheimer retrospective. Video by Art Basel

Florine Stettheimer Retrospective in Munich

Early American modernist painter, salonière, set designer and poet Florine Stettheimer(1871 – 1944) was living for a period of her life in Munich, Germany. The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich is now presenting the first retrospective exhibition of Florine Stettheimer’s work in Europe. The exhibition ‘Florine Stettheimer‘ runs through January 4 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue:

Florine Stettheimer

by Matthias Mühling (Editor), Karin Althaus (Editor)
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers (November 15, 2014)
ISBN-10: 3777422649
ISBN-13: 978-3777422640

Amazon’s description of the catalogue/well-illustrated hardback art book reads: “Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) was among the most fascinating artists on the New York arts scene during the first half of the twentieth century, and the painter and poet counted among her fans Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp, who organized a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art(in 1946 ed.).
With a longstanding interest in beauty contests and celebrity, Wall Street and consumer culture, Stettheimer anticipated in her work many of the same interests that would later characterize Pop Art, and her synthesis of the arts and urban life remains a source of inspiration for many artists working today.”

Heat by Florine Stettheimer
Heat, c.1919, by Florine Stettheimer courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Florine Stettheimer (1871 – 1944)

Wikipedia reads: “Stettheimer studied for three years 1892 to 1895 at the Art Students League of New York. (…) From 1915 to 1935, she and her sisters Ettie and Carrie hosted a salon “for the contemporary literati, gay and polyglot New Yorkers and European expatriates”.In October 1916, the only solo exhibition of her work during her lifetime took place at Knoedler & Company in Manhattan, curated by Marie Sterner. She exhibited twelve “high-keyed, decorative paintings”, none of which were sold. From (… then on) year after year, over a period of two decades, Stettheimer entered her work (only) at the Annual exhibitions of the Society of Independent Artists. She also continued to refine her style in rendering highly personal self-portraits, including a self-portrait in the nude, and group portraits that included her own family. She also prepared a number of well known portraits of Marcel Duchamp that were fueled by desire and explore androgyny and doubling.”

The Leslie-Lohman Museum: EXHIBITION TOURS

Press release via Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Weekly eDigest

CLASSICAL NUDES AND THE MAKING OF QUEER HISTORY

at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.
Curated by Jonathan David Katz.
Sponsored by the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.

Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, curated by scholar Jonathan David Katz, investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition explores how images of the classical past have acted as recurring touchstones in the historical development of same-sex representation, and as such, constitute a sensitive barometer of the shifting constructions of what we today call gay and lesbian or queer culture.

EXHIBITION TOURS

Exhibition tours will be held every Saturday at 3pm. Weekend tours will be provided by Museum staff and special guest docents as scheduled below.

Saturday, November 15
Sunday, November 16
Jonathan David Katz, Curator
Ph.D. Program Director in Visual culture studies, SUNY at Buffalo.

Saturday, November 29
Deborah Bright
Chair of Fine Art at Pratt Institute was previously Professor of Photography and History of Art/Visual Culture at RISD.

Saturday, December 6
Catherine Lord
Professor of Studio Art and affiliated faculty, Department of Women’s Studies and Department of Visual Culture at the University of California.

Saturday, December 13
Barbara Kellum
Teaches Roman art and architecture at Smith College.

Sunday, December 14
Margaret Rose Vendryes
Ph.D., Artist and Distinguished Lecturer, Performing and Fine Arts and Director, Fine Arts Gallery, York College, CUNY.

Friday, December 19, 5pm
Jonathan David Katz, Curator
Ph.D. Program Director in Visual culture studies, SUNY at Buffalo.