After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Heather Cassils
Becoming An Image Performance Still No. 1, (ONE National Archives, Transactivations, Los Angeles), 2012, C-print face mounted to Plexiglas, 45 x 30 in. Photo: Heather Cassils with Eric Charles. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

Leslie-Lohman Museum presents an exhibition of queer feminist artists exploring the body as site of resistance, envisioning a positive queer future. The exhibition After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality features work from Heather Cassils, Laura Aguilar, Cathy Cade, Tee A. Corinne, Zanele Muholi, Chitra Ganesh, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Sophia Wallace, and Chris E. Vargas; these artists subvert the mythologies and ideals surrounding lesbian and transgender bodies and foreground queer bodies obscured by invisibility.

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Curated by Alexis Heller
Exhibition Dates: June 5 – July 27, 2014
at Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

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See the press release about After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Claude Cahun at Jeu de Paume 2011

Claude Cahun – video by Jeu de Paume, France, 2011

The exhibition of Claude Cahun’s photographs at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France in 2011, and later exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 featured a wide selection of the artist’s works, some of which have seldom been exhibited. In the above video curators François Leperlier and Juan Vicente Aliaga discusses her work. Below art historian Amelia Jones discusses the ways Claude Cahun redefined the role of women in the arts.

The Worlds of Bernice Bing – Lenore Chinn Interview

The Worlds of Bernice Bing – Lenore Chinn Interview, 2013

In the above interview San Francisco Artist Lenore Chinn discusses the life of artist and lesbian activist Bernice Bing.


Documentary 34 minutes, color, 2013
DVD available for purchase online at about the film: “Through archival footage and interviews with scholars, colleagues and friends, this film documents the importance of Bing’s art and life’s work in American art history. From her art studio in North Beach, to her groundbreaking community work and her later life in rural northern California, Bing chose not to follow the trends of the day and created art on her own terms. Her story is an inspiring model for our times and this film gives her the attention she so well deserves.”

About Bernice Bing

Bernice Lee Bing (1936-1998) entered the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s and she were to be there as an active artist and community activist until her death in 1998. As an Asian American artist and queer woman she visualized her dual heritage through abstract expressionism, Chinese calligraphy and painting.

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The facebook page of film The Worlds of Bernice Bing

Kate Culkin on Sculptor Harriet Hosmer

A promotional video published by Kate Culkin and ‘providenceathenaeum’ at in 2010.

Bronx Community College Assistant Professor of History Kate Culkin on her lecture (in 2010) about on American Sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) and her book Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography:

Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography
By Kate Culkin
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press (2010)

Queen Zenobia by Harriet Hosmer