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Feminine Moments' newsletter - #3, 2016

Feminine Moments' newsletter

March 2016

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader

In April LACMA, Los Angeles, presents the first Agnes Martin retrospective in USA since 1994. The exhibition dates are April 24, 2016 – September 11, 2016. There are lots of interesting queer feminist events around the world like the Agnes Martin exhibition, but sometimes they are difficult to spot before they actually take place. However, I do my best to catch up with more later: in this issue I share a whole series of  videos with artists talking about their art projects and creative practice. Enjoy!


Amelia Jones book cover

Anna McNay Recomends: 'Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories'

Art and culture writer Anna McNay, London, recomends: Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories Edited by Amelia Jones and Erin Silver From the series: Rethinking Art’s Histories Manchester University Press 2016 ISBN 978-0-7190-9642-6.

In her introduction to this dense but readable volume, feminist art historian Amelia Jones – who edits the collection alongside queer theorist Erin Silver – states that we … Read more.


Events and Exhibitions

WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz in San Francisco - Sold Out, No More Free Tickets!

WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz March 25 – April 17 atThe Presidio’s Crissy Field, 649 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA. Read more.

AliceAusten, Trude and I Masked

New Eyes on Alice Austen - a Round Table Discussion

Alice Austen House Presents: New Eyes on Alice Austen, Thurs, Mar 31, 2016, 7–8:30 PM at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series: Sophia Wallace

Lecture by Sophia Wallace at Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, April 27, 2016. Read more.

Sara Davidmann, 'The Dress V', 2014

Sara Davidmann: Ken. To be destroyed at Schwules Museum*

Ken. To be destroyed by Sara Davidmann, March 17  -  June 30, 2016 at Schwules Museum*, Lützowstraße 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany. ... Read more.

Bona Fide! by Maria E. Piñeres

Boston: Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community

Bona Fide! by Maria E. Piñeres Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community is a big queer arts exhibition touring USA. Next stop is Boston: April 22 - July 10, 2016 Mills Gallery, Boston MA, USA ... Read more.


Artist Talks

Annie Leibovitz

Behind the Scenes of Annie Leibovitz's Exhibition 'Women: New Portraits'

Video (3:13): A short artist talk by Annie Leibovitz. The video is made at CNBC International in London, UK. Read more.

iO Tillett Wright's Talk at The Atlantic LGBT Summit

Video (15:08) 'Faces in the Crowd / Unfinished Business: The Atlantic LGBT Summit' is a shortfilm with transperson and visual activist iO Tillett Wright's Talk at The Atlantic LGBT Summit about her practice as an activist. iO wants to take 10000 portraits of (LGBTQI) people  to the Washington Monument in 2017 ... Read more.

Louise Fishman, 2015

Louise Fishman Artist Talk at Chem & Read, New York (2015)

Video (5:39): Louise Fishman, artist talk at Chem & Read, New York, 2015.

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Deborah Kass

The Secret History of Contemporary Art | Episode 7 | Deborah Kass

At Deborah Kass's studio in New York: Irena Jurek visits artist and queer woman Deborah Kass and they discuss the artist's work. Read more.

Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2015)

Video (2:57): Artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue talk about their practice and their residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Video by Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015.  Read more.

Artist talk by Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell (2013)

Video (12:20): Artist talk by Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell about FAG (Feminist Art Gallery) in Toronto, Canada (2013). Read more.

Aspen Words Presents: Slopeside with Alison Bechdel & Beth Malone (2015)

Video interview: Cartoonist Alison Bechdel and Broadway actress Beth Malone took a break from skiing in Snowmass to talk about Fun Home Bechdel’s graphic novel that become a Tony Award-winning musical starring Malone. Read more.

Dayna McLeod

Dayna McLeod - Artist Talk (2014)

Video (8:29) 'Dayna Mcleod' by La Centrale Powerhouse (2014). Dayna McLeod is a Canadian video and queer feminist performance artist. Read more.

The Ecosexuals!

Trailer/Sketch by Elizabeth 'Beth' Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, 2015. Queer artists Elizabeth 'Beth' Stephens and Annie Sprinkle funded the Ecosexuals and this is a rough sketch for their upcoming film composed of their past performances and ecosex workshops. Read more.

Ann Cvetkovich on After Depression - Sovereignty of Senses

Ann Cvetkovich (USA) gave this talk in Belgrade, Serbia on March 25, 2015 about her academic and political practice. She talks about the concept 'Depression: A Public Feeling', her project 'The Alphabet of feeling bad' and works by queer feminist artists who are creating alternative feeling spaces such as Allyson Mitchell, Zoe Leonard, Rachael Shannon and Sheila Pepe. Read more.


Art Herstory

Architect Julia Morgan: Insights Into Her Genius and Legacy (2013)

Video (1:10:00): 'Architect Julia Morgan: Insights Into Her Genius and Legacy', a lecture by historian Karen McNeil who takes you on a journey of Morgan's life and work. Read more.

Love and kisses,

Birthe Havmoeller // havmoeller@gmail.com