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Feminine Moments' newsletter - Lesbians, Art and Queer Activism

Feminine Moments' newsletter - Lesbians, Art and Queer Activism

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

March 2021. Lesbians and queer women artists are really active women giving online lectures, zoom interviews and making webinar panel debates. It is a joy to relax with a cup of tea and a video talk / lecture. This month I sending my thanks and love to: filmmaker and artist Michelle Handelman (USA) for sharing her video interview with me, visual artist Pamela Dodds (Canada) for sending her artist book 'Come Closer – Stories in Woodcut and Linocut Prints' pdf to me, filmmaker Mox Mäkelä (Finland) for sharing the videos in her Waiting Room with me, and Nicole Dearden from Gillian Jason Gallery (England) for sharing the link of their online exhibition, honouring March 8th and feminist art. See below for this and much more, and don't forget to share my open call for pdf ebooks with you queer feminist artist friends and colleagues. Enjoy!

Lesbians, Art and Queer Activism

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Staci Bu Shea, Dying livingly with Barbara Hammer

Video (26:40): remembering Barbara Hammer (May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019), curator Staci Bu Shea celebrates the lesbian filmmaker's life and art in her recent talk (March 2021). Read more.

See also: interview with Barbara Hammer on '"EVIDENTIARY BODIES" (2018) at the bottom of this mail.

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Common Ground: Curatorial Activism/Queer Curating - Maura Reilly & Friends

Video (2.23:11): Curatorial Activism/Queer Curating a long zoom event about how to deconstruct and structurally redo the queer curatorial practices. Among the panelists are queer feminist curators: Clare Barlow, Birgit Bosold and Amelia Jones. Read more.

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A Conversation with Artist Michelle Handelman (2020)

Video (59:03): December 3, 2020 artist Michelle Handelman took part in a conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian. Read more.



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Queer Diasporic Visual Art: Islamicate Contexts

Video (1:18.22): zoom webinar conversation with queer artists Laurence Rasti, Alireza Shojaian, and Sarp Kerem Yavuz, moderated by Andrew Gayed and introduced by Gayatri Gopinath, (March 10, 2021). Read more.

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Charlotte Jarvis - In Posse

Video (46:03): Charlotte Jarvis works towards creating viable sperm genetically modified from her own female stem cells in collaboration with professor Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova Institute and MU Hybrid Art House Eindhoven. Read more.

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Sarah Lowndes: Agnes Martin and the New Mexico Desert (2020)

Video (1:30:45): Agnes Martin and the New Mexico Desert, lecture by Sarah Lowndes, (2020). Read more.


Artist Book

Pamela Dodds: Come Closer – Stories in Woodcut and Linocut Prints

Pamela Dodds: Come Closer – Stories in Woodcut and Linocut Prints

Art Book. "Pamela Dodds: Come Closer – Stories in Woodcut and Linocut Prints". Publisher: Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (2017). ISBN: 978-1-926772-22-6

Read more.

Open Call

Open Call for PDF Artist Books, Catalogues and Queer Feminist Zines

Open Call for PDF Artist Books, Catalogues and Queer Feminist Zines

Through 2021, Feminine Moments invites queer feminist artist around the world to submit: artist books, catalogues and queer feminist zines for publication on Feminine Moments. The submitted PDF publications will be presented in a flipbook PDF viewer. Read more.



Copyright Jannica Honey

Bro, ey bro, Where is Your Inner Goddess?

Essay and photograph by guest blogger and queer feminist artist Jannica Honey.

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Come on, surely you are not that outdated you believe the almighty are ordered in penises or vaginas? Surely you don’t think these divine powers are that, shall we say divided and simple, like the stereotypical arrangements of gender? ... Read more.



Copyright Sarah Jane Moon

Virtual Exhibition - Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter, 8th March - 15th April 2021. Virtual Exhibition presented by Gillian Jason Gallery. Read more.

Painting: ‘Juno’ 2019, 152 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the artist Sarah Jane Moon and Gillian Jason Gallery.

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LAURA AGUILAR: Show and Tell

LAURA AGUILAR: Show and Tell,  at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, 26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013, USA, FEB 06 - MAY 09, 2021. Read more.

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Chitra Ganesh: A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask

'Chitra Ganesh: A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask' is a site specific installation for the facade of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York - through October 18, 2021. Read more.



Copyright Mox Mäkelä

The Waiting Room

As the lockdown continues... Mox Mäkelä writes, the virus is the boss now. Andjust's screenings have shifted and therefore: Here have some PEACE & a catering (cup of tea) and "the special stage movie": HAGIOSCOPE. Read more.

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Interview with Barbara Hammer on '"EVIDENTIARY BODIES" (2018)

Video (36:05): A lively discussion with Barbara Hammer, an icon of queer cinema, on her relationship to the TEDDY AWARD, living with cancer and her new film '"EVIDENTIARY BODIES". (Ed.: Barbara Hammer died in March 2019). Read more.

Happy holidays!

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller, editor of Feminine Moments