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Feminine Moments: queer feminist art news

Feminine Moments' newsletter

September 2015

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader

California will host the first National Queer Performing Arts Summit in August of 2016. The summit is co-presented by the Queer Cultural Center, California LGBT Arts Alliance, City of Oakland and Oakland School for the Arts. (Lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts). QCC writes: 'National Queer Performing Arts Summit is a gathering that aims to improve the financial condition of queer performing artists. By facilitating a conversation between queer-identified dance, music, theatre, and interdisciplinary artists and presenters looking to expand their queer performance programs, The Summit will make it easier for queer performing artists and presenters to find each other.'  -- I hope that you'll share this piece of news with your friends.

Now I have finally done it: upgraded Feminine Moments' newsletter to a new cool layout.


Irma Vep by Michelle Handelman

Irma Vep, The Last Breath by Michelle Handelman

Artwork: The Last Breath by Michelle Handelman; installation shots from exhibition at The Henry Art Gallery, 2015. -- Irma Vep, The Last Breath  by Michelle Handelman July 11 – October 11, 2015 at The Henry Art Gallery University of Washington 15th Ave. NE & NE 41st St. Seattle, Washington 98105, USA The Henry presents the West Coat premiere … Read more.

A drawing by Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer - Lesbian Whale: Early Drawings and Paintings

Artwork: Untitled 1, 1969. Courtesy of Barbara Hammer and Company Gallery. -- Barbara Hammer Lesbian Whale: Early Drawings and Paintings September 13 - October 11, 2015. The exhibitions presents previously unseen works on paper from 1968 to1970 alongside her first five films, all of which were made between 1968 and 1972. … Read more.

Mox Mäkelä's Short Film at AVANT

The 12th edition of AVANT goes natural and approaches nature in various ways. Presenting three filmmakers poetic and or political take on Nature, environmental issues and our connection with Nature. Among the featured artists are Mox Mäkelä (Finland) who is primarily known as a conceptual artist, has for several years made ecocritical films and subtle works about human nature. September 26, 2015, 16.30-18.00 Mox Mäkelä at Karlstad Cinema Arenan, Karlstad, Sweden. … Read more.

Cover: Romaine Brooks a Life

Art Book: Romaine Brooks by Cassandra Langer

Romaine Brooks: A Life by Cassandra Langer. Sep 2015. 290 p. Univ. of Wisconsin, hardcover, (9780299298609). Univ. of Wisconsin, e-book, (9780299298630).

Painter Brooks (1874–1970) endured a gothic childhood. Her parents divorced, her father vanished, and her exceedingly wealthy mother became insane and abusive, leaving her little daughter in the care of a New York City laundress who … Read more.

Book tour: Art historian and writer Cassandra Langer will be reading from her book, at Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, USA over Columbus Day weekend in October 2015.

Kickstarter Project: Racing Age by Angela Jimenez

Racing Age is a documentary photography book about masters track & field athletes of retirement age and older. Angela Jimenez: 'I'm working on my second book, Racing Age, a documentary series on fierce and amazing masters track & field athletes of retirement age and over. Please …  Read more.


A.L. Steiner Lecture at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2015)

Video (1:18:25) recorded at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on Saturday, September 13, 2015. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's introduction of the video reads: 'A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, lecturing, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer eco-feminist androgyne. Steiner’s a member of the collective Chicks on …  Read more.

More videos

Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, a video review by independent art critiques Grace Adam and Joshua White (2015)
Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, a video walk through of the exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2014)
Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™ - a video walk through the exhibition at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2014)

Artist Talk by A.K. Burns (2014)
A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns Interview (2013)
Roni Horn – Artist Talk
Art:21 (2013) Roni Horn


Queer (Feminist) Exhibitions and Arts Events

Lecture about Claude Cahun in Nantes, France
Images et expériences: Claude Cahun sous le prisme objectif du surréalisme. Lecture by Damarice Amao, lecturer at the Faculty of ’Arts plastiques' at Sorbonne, September 26, 2015 15.00 hrs. at Médiathèque Jacques Demy, Salle Jules Vallès, Nantes, France. This lecture is a part of the programme organised by Médiathèque Jacques Demy alongside their exhibition Claude Cahun – Photographies, dessins, écrites July 3 – October 31, 2015.

Queer Arts Festivals
Jerk Off, festival pluridisciplinaire des cultures queer & alternatives, Paris, September 11 - 25, 2015.
Queer New York Festival, a theater, dance, performance art festival, September 15 - 27, 2015.
London LGBTQI cross-arts festival GFEST 2015, London UK, November 9 - 20, 2015.

Irma Vep, The Last Breath by Michelle Handelman, July 11 – October 11, 2015 at The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 15th Ave. NE & NE 41st St. Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
AK BURNS: A SMEARY SPOT Sept 13 - Oct 18, 2015 at Participant Inc. 253 E Houston St, USA
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life. Exhibition dates: August 14 – October 25, 2015.
Zanele Muholi - We live in fear, a solo photography exhibition is one of the main exhibitions of the Malmö Fotobiennal 2015 – Contemporary Activism, September 11 – 20, 2015 in Sweden.
Zanele Muholi: VUKANI/RISE September 18 - November 29, 2015 at Open Eye Gallery. 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, UK.
Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence at Brooklyn Museum, USA, May 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015.


I welcome submissions, press releases, promotional videos and images about art projects, exhibitions and arts events by lesbian, bisexual and queer feminist artists for publication at Feminine Moments. If you are a member of Feminine Moments - out and proud art by lesbian & queer women artists at facebook you are also welcome to share invitations and link about queer feminist arts events with this group.

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller // havmoeller@gmail.com