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Feminine Moments' newsletter - August 2020
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Feminine Moments' newsletter - August 2020

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

In a couple of days before I'll be off on a short holiday to one of the small Danish islands, I send you this newsletter today with my love and summer greetings from Denmark. This year, I am obvioursly not going abroad because of the lockdown which has made the organisers cancel all the 2020 queer tango festivals in Europe, I would have loved to attend... in Spain, France and Germany. But I have used my summer well: I have created a FREE ebook (PDF) together with my co-editor Ray Batchelor.

The Book features six of Ray's conference papers about the vintage queer imagery of The Queer Tango Image Archive which is a part of The Queer Tango Project. I initiated The Queer Tango Project as a one off queer tango book project; now, five years after the first publication, we are ready to launch our third ebook: QUEER TANGO HISTORIES: MAKING A START... by Ray Batchelor, London, UK.

Earlier this month lesbian painter Lupe Ficara shared the video below with me, (thanks, Lupe).

Lupe Ficare, originally from Italy, is living and working in the south of France. She says, 'over the years, I have been working, researching, coping with the social rules that today connect or destroy the relationship between the painter and the audience. I finally ended up with a fundamental question: does painting still make any sense?' — Watch the video below and learn more about her creative practice.

Video still: Lupe Ficara. Copyright the filmmaker

Interview with Lupe Ficara

Video (12:07): after the exhibition "Mettersi a Nudo" at the Cascina Nuovo Armenia in Milan, Italy in November 2019 Valentina Andreoli interviewed artist and queer woman Lupe Ficara about her works and the creative process. Read more.

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Artist Talk

Video still, copyright the filmmaker

Indira Allegra Interview for "Past Presence" Exhibition 2017

Video (19:43): artist and queer woman Indira Allegra is interviewed about "Past Presence", a two person show at Pro Arts gallery with Christopher R. Martin in 2017. Her works deals with with black grief and police violence. It offers a healing space in response to the politicized trauma in Black contemporary life through the medium of weaving. Read more.

Film still, copyright the filmmaker

ZANELE MUHOLI

- Interview 2019

Video (15:37): Paris Photo's interview with Zanele Muholi. Muholi is a South African visual activist and photographer. For over a decade she has documented black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s lives in various townships in South Africa. Read more.

Copyright the videomaker

Artist Talk by Patty Chang (2015)

Video (23:27): Artist Talk by Patty Chang. Patty Chang is known for provocative performances that challenge social behaviours and stereotypes; She presented her artist talk and performance at Connecting Space Hong Kong, 2015. Read more.

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1990s — Performances and Queer Interventions

Video still, copyright Patty Chang

A Plate - The Thing About... by Patty Chang

Video (4:39): 'A Plate - The Thing About...' (2020) by performance artist Patty Chang features clips from her 1998 performance videos 'Melons (at loss)' and 'Shaved (at loss)'. Read more.

Videostill. Copyright the filmmaker

Multimedia Artist Nao Bustamante on The Joan Rivers Show

Video (part 1 and 2): Multimedia artist Nao Bustamante discusses her interventions on 'The Joan Rivers Show' (1992) and Bravo's 'Work of Art' (2016) and "filmformance" work, fusing moving image and live performance. Read more.

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Queer Feminist Art Herstories

Florine Stettheimer

Salon | Art History Today | Florine Stettheimer (1871 -1944)

Video (44:05): Artists Jutta Koether and Nick Mauss in conversation with museum director Matthias Mühling in Munich, Germany about Florine Stettheimer (1971-1944) and her queer imagery. (Art Basel, 2014). Read more.

Four Saints in Three Acts, 1934

Four Saints in Three Acts, 1934

Video (1:46): Four Saints in Three Acts, 1934. Opera libretto by Gertrude Stein. Composed by Virgil Thomson. Choreography by Frederick Ashton. Costumes and Set Design by painter Florine Stettheimer. Read more.

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Future Events...

Queer and Now 2020
'In 2017, Tate Britain’s exhibition, Queer British Art (1861–1967) looked through a queer lens at a century of art prior to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. But the history of art doesn’t only teach us about the past. It can also make us think about the kind of future we want to paint. Returning for its third year, Queer and Now 2020 will shape and preserve space for the UK’s LGBTQIA+ communities in amongst Tate Britain’s collection.' However, due to the corona virus the festival has been postponed. New date to be announced later.

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller, editor of Feminine Moments

havmoeller@gmail.com