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Feminine Moments' newsletter - Queer Feminist Art in Lockdown
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Feminine Moments' newsletter - Queer Feminist Art in Lockdown

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

The pandemic and lockdown has taught us to use Zoom. The popularity of the easy-to-use Zoom, live chat and conferencing app has skyrocketed. In the beginning of lockdown, spring 2020, I was looking for online presentations with queer women artists for you to join on Zoom. Now I know that there probably were not that many even though many pride festivals went online this summer.
Now, as we are coming out of lockdown or bracing ourselves for local lockdowns this winter, I am sharing some zoom video conversations and presentations with American artists which was recorded earlier this year. They are talking about 'art in lockdown'.
I am based in Denmark/Europe and I hope to highlight pieces of news about art projects made by queer women artists in Europe in every newsletters. Researching queer feminist art in Europe is somewhat more difficult than researching American queer feminist artists; the American artists are more visible and there is not just one official language here, but 24 are spoken in Europe. The language barriers limit the knowledge I have about the queer feminist artist communities in Europe. Today, I send a smile and my thanks to Danish artist Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen for sending me a press release in English about her exhibition 'STILL for PEACE'.

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Exhibition

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STILL (for) PEACE by Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen

Who owns our history - and what role does art play in relation to memory? Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen examines these questions in her solo exhibition STILL (for) PEACE, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark, September 18 - November 29, 2020. Read more.

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'What would a feminist, anti-racist, queer and trans art museum feel like, from the inside?'

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Art Work Talk: Amy Sadao | The New School

Video (1:19:55): Art Work Talk: Amy Sadao at The New School on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Amy Sadao asks “What would a feminist, anti-racist, queer and trans art museum feel like, from the inside?” Read more.

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Queer Feminist Art in Lockdown

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Art in Lockdown - Deborah Kass

Video (11:22): Artist Deborah Kass shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and what it's like to be working in isolation during the pandemic in a conversation with Kavi Gupta (Spring 2020). Read more.

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Museums From Home Artist Talks | Deborah Kass

Video (47:29): director of the Cantor Arts Center Susan Dackerman in conversation with visual artist Deborah Kass about her art practice leading up to the creation of OY/YO and the installation of the work in front of the Cantor Arts Center. Read more.

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20 Questions with Catherine Opie and Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson's conversation with Catherine Opie is a part of Yale MFA Photo's Pop-up Q&A series via Zoom, which started in response to online learning during the 2020 pandemic. Read more.

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Museums From Home Artist Talks | Catherine Opie - Rhetorical Landscapes

Video (42:25): Catherine Opie discuss her art practice and current work 'Rhetorical Landscapes' which is on display at Lehmann Maupin, New York, W 24th Street, July 6 – September 26, 2020. Read more.

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Sheila Pepe and Carrie Moyer in Conversation With Yasi Alipour

Video (1:46:45): The New Social Environments provide a place to have vibrant conversations in a time of great physical distancing. In #81 Sheila Pepe and Carrie Moyer are in Conversation With Yasi Alipour (June 2020). Read more.

Art Talk: Carrie Moyer

Art Talk: Carrie Moyer

Video (1:20:58): Art Talk with American lesbian artist Carrie Moyer. Carrie talks about abstraction, her ideas about the creation of a new symbolism around 'queer' and 'change' in art, and her recent exhibition 'Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times' at Portland Museum of Art. Read more.

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Sarah Zapata | PAFA - Visiting Artist Program

Video (57:26): Artist talk with queer artist Sarah Zapata. Video by Pensylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Recorded on July 29, 2020. Read more.

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Art Book

Cover: Roni Horn - You Are The Weather.

Roni Horn: You Are the Weather (1997)

Video (4:38): a quick leaf through the art book 'Roni Horn: You Are the Weather' (Scalo Publishers, 1997). Read more.

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Queer Feminist Art Herstories

Agnes Martin

Annie Drew on Painter Agnes Martin

Video (11:09): Annie Drew made this video about Painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004) on the occasion of Agnes Martin's birthday, March 2020. Read more.

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller, editor of Feminine Moments

havmoeller@gmail.com