Mural, Skt. Anna Gade, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo: Birthe Havmoeller
When I noticed this mural for the first time yesterday, I was surprised that I hadn’t seen it before. The style and iconography of image with two women and in a tree with a big ‘vagina’ made me think that this looks like a feminist/lesbian mural from the early 1980s and I started wondering, if I been walking in my own town for 30 years without ever looking up when passing throught this street?!
This morning I solved the mystery… at I local webpage I learned that the mural in Skt. Anna Gade, Aarhus, Denmark was painted in 2009 by Zumo og Smoke from Byro Detours, Aarhus. The paint is peeling, but it looks old it is a contemporary mural.
Detail of the mural above
Detail of the mural above
Birthe Havmoeller, self portrait January 2012
The Danish winter at its best – no snow yet. The sun is low. It never reaches zenit at this time of the year. Today it is windy and very cold.
I have made a new self portrait for my profile as independent editor of Feminine Moments.
Birthe Havmoeller’s webgallery
Call for Submissions
I am looking for contributions to Feminine Moments art blog 2012 – 2013 and newsletter about contemporary art made by lesbians and queer women artists.
Submissions for Feminine Moments' Newsletter
I will soon be launching a newsletter about contemporary queer feminist art. In 2012 I will publish 8 – 10 issues of the newsletter. I am looking for:
- Short pieces of news about queer women artists, queer art projects and queer art events
- Promotional videos are also welcome, but please host the videos yourself i.e. create your own video stream and publish the video yourself and send me a link with an invitation to share it
The newsletter will also include details about the best posts of the previous month at the queer art blog.
Submissions for Feminine Moments' Queer Art Blog
Feminine Momoments promote out women artists/ lesbian artists/ queer women artists, their works and arts related projects. I accept submissions of the following categories:
- Artist statements, manifests and articles
- Photos presenting a coherent body of work by lesbian/ queer women artist
- Press releases about exbibitions, art events, seminars, workshops, etc.
- Inviations for openings of queer art shows and solo exhibitions
- Promotional videos
- Blog posts (for cross posting/ re-posting) by lgbtq bloggers, curators and artists
- Blog posts about late lesbian artists for Feminine Moments series of articles titled ‘Lesbian Art Herstory‘
Submissions for Feminine Moments Arts Resources
I am also looking for submissions of
- Links for Feminine Moments’ Index of Lesbian Fine Art Links
- Art book titles for Feminine Moments’ bibliography of Lesbian Art Books
- Art books for review
There is no deadline just send your submissions all through out 2012 to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's Meet If You Come To Denmark
I’ll be happy to meet all queer women artists who are visiting Denmark. Unfortunately I don’t live in Copenhagen, I live near Aarhus, but I’ll do my best to find time for us to meet and my home is open for you if you are visiting my town. Occationally I go to Hamburg and Berlin. I will post details about my trips at Facebook.
Love and kisses,
Little Red Riding Hood, Photo by Birthe Havmoeller, Berlin 2011
Walking in rainy Berlin I noticed Little Red Riding Hood with a red mustache…
My Sun Tan – Selfportrait in a Rainbow by Birthe Havmoeller, 2011
I visited the interative sculpture ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’ by Olafur Eliasson on the roof of Aros, Aarhus Museum of Modern Art, my local art museum yesterday. It is an amazing experience to walk in a rainbow of coloured light (!) and I couldn’t help it: I just had to study my sun tan… above you can see how the different light tannes my skin.
/ Birthe Havmoeller
Editor of Feminine Moments