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Feminine Moments' newsletter: Lesbian Art History in Europe

Feminine Moments' newsletter

April 2017 - Lesbian Art History in Europe

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

This month's treat for you is a new open-end article about lesbian art history in Europe before 1950. A lesbian and a visual artist myself, I feel that it is important that we remember our elder sisters or should I call them the grandmothers of lesbian art, the famous and infamous lesbian creatives in visual art. 

Anna Klumpke: Rosa Bonheur

Lesbian Art History in Europe 1850 - 1950

Lesbian Art History, Europe 1850 - 1950, features works by Rosa Bonheur, Louise Abbéma, Ambrosia Tønnesen, Claude Cahun, Elizaveta Kruglikova, Romaine Brook, Jeanne Mammen, Lotte Laserstein, Anita Clara Rée, Gertrude Sandmann, Tove Jansson and others... Read more.

Painting: Portrait of Rosa Bonheur (1898) by her second wife American painter Anna Elizabeth Klumpke.


Lectures and Artist Talks

A.K. Burns

A.K. Burns - Negative Space

Video (56:14): A.K. Burns - Negative Space by Harward University (2017). Read more.

A.K. Burns Lecture (2016)

Video (1:40:34): lecture by A.K: Burns who came to PNCA as a Visiting Artist in 2016. Read more.

Real Art ... Real Talk

Video (42:56): Real Art...Real Talk, episode 2 (2016), with host Clayton Campbell's review of American artist Laurie Lipton's exhibition 'Techno Rococo' (2016). Read more.

K8 Hardy on a Photo by Sturtevant

Video (2:34): 'Human Interest: K8 Hardy on Sturtevant' by the Whitney Museum of American Art (2016). Read more.

Manifesto Marathon 2008: K8 Hardy

K8 Hardy's talk at Manifesto Marathon, the third in the Serpentine Gallery's series of Marathon events, took place in the closing weekend of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, 2008. Read more.

Cass Bird - Promotional video

Cass Bird: A Day in the Life of a Photographer

Video (1:54): a promotional video by queer feminist photographer Cass Bird (2015). Read more.

Cass Bird

Global Feminisms: Cass Bird (2007)

Video (14:58): 'Global Feminisms: Cass Bird', an artist talk video by the Brooklyn Museum. Read more.

Zoe Leonard - Analogue (1998-2007)

Video (3:23): Artist talk with Zoe Leonard about 'Analogue' (1998-2007) at Documenta 12 in Germany (2007). Read more.



Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

'Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask'. National Portrait Gallery, London UK March 9 - May 29, 2017. Read more.

Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask

Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask March 1 2017 – May 6 201, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Read more.


Video (7:03): artist talk by Liss LaFleur about her queer feminist exhibition GREENER PASTURES at Women & Their Work, Austin, USA, March 11 – April 20, 2017. Read more.

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Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller // havmoeller@gmail.com