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Feminine Moments' newsletter: activism!

Feminine Moments' newsletter

November 2017

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

Last week I celebrated Feminine Moments 14. anniversary. The autumn is a good time of the year to go in depth with things and I have been tinkering with the Feminine Moment's bibliography of art books by lesbian, bisexual and queer feminist artists, giving it a new format. I love new format as it is now much easier for me to spot the artists' whose books I have not yet added to the list. Hopefully this bibliography will be usefull for researchers, teachers and art students.

Maura Reilly asks What Is Curatorial Activism? in her article on Artnews.com (11/07/17) and she writes,'“Curatorial Activism” is a term I use to designate the practice of organizing art exhibitions with the principle aim of ensuring that certain constituencies of artists are no longer ghettoized or excluded from the master narratives of art.' - Maura's aim is to help the art world and the museums to change and be more inclusive and include women, black and LGBTQ artists in their programmes and collections. Her new book Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating will be published next year. (It can be preordered now.) Learn more about Maura's ideas and research in the video below.

Featured artist at Feminine Moments this month is German painter and queer feminist Martina Minette Dreier with two articles. Thanks Minette, for sharing your artist statements, art projects, images and ideas with us.

Featured Artist

copyright Martina Minette Dreier

Painter Martina Minette Dreier - Artist Statement

Berlin-based artist Martina Minette Dreier is dealing with questions of identity and Sehnsucht (longing). She paints life-size portraits of queer performers. Read more.

Copyright Martina Minette Dreier

'Sehnsucht' and 'Artistic Ancestors'

German painter and queer feminist Martina Minette Dreier is working on two new art projects: 'Sehnsucht' and 'Artistic Ancestors'. Read more.



Maura Reilly - Curatorial Activism

Video (1:31:30): Maura Reilly ‘Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating’, Australia (2014) - her book of the same name as this lecture will be published in 2018 . Read more.

Pride in Art opens a Queer Art Gallery In Canada in 2018

Pride in Art opens a Queer Art Gallery in Canada in 2018

To fund renovations of the new gallery space, Pride in Art is running a crowdfunding campaign, Bling Us, from Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2017. Read more.


Exhibitions and other events

Zanele Muholi at Yancey Richardson Gallery

Zanele Muholi, November 2 - December 9, 2017, YANCEY RICHARDSON, 525 WEST 22ND STREET NEW YORK, NY, USA. Read more.

Roxana Halls at The Stash Gallery

Roxana Halls – Weimar & Other Earthly Desires October 26 - November 24, 2017, The Stash Gallery at The Crypt (below the Church) 30 Prescot St, London E1 8BB, UK. Read more.

Copyright Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond - Recent Paintings

HARMONY HAMMOND - “Recent Paintings”. November 18, 2017 – January 6, 2018 at SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS, California, USA. Read more.

Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

Tove Jansson (1914-2001),  October 25, 2017 - January 28, 2018 at Dulwich Picture Gallery, UK.  Read more.

Copyright Camilla Storgaard

They at Galerie aKonzept, Berlin, Germany

THEY — An exhibition on queer Identity at Galerie aKonzept in Berlin. Exhibition dates: 14.09.17 – 14.01.18 Read more.

BARBARA HAMMER: Evidentiary Bodies in New York 

BARBARA HAMMER: Evidentiary Bodies, October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018 at Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. Read more.



Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun at the National Portrait Gallery 2017

Video (2:07): exhibition review - 'Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun' - at the National Portrait Gallery March 9 to May 29, 2017 by Visitinglondonguide.com. Read more.

The Life of Tove Jansson

Video (59:07): a BBC documentary about author, cartoonist, illustrator, artist and lesbian Tove Jansson. Read more.

copyright Birthe Havmoeller

Feminine Moments' bibliography

I have updated Feminine Moments' bibliography and given it a new format. I have also looked at the queer and feminist art books on my bookshelf. Read more.

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller // havmoeller@gmail.com