Into View: Bernice Bing celebrates the Asian Art Museum’s acquisition of 20 paintings and works on paper that shine a light on the lesbian Asian American artist Bernice ‘Bingo’ Bing (1936-1998) who has only recently gained broad recognition for her achievements. The exhibition runs through June 26, 2023.
Video (12:00): The female nude dates back to the very beginning of art, but it remains a contested symbol. American photographer Renée Jacobs speaks to Eve Jackson (France 24) about reclaiming it and using it as a form of queer and feminist activism. Jacobs’ photo books are entitled “Paris” and “Polaroids” and her exhibition “Dreams & Desires” is being shown at the Sinner hotel in Paris through December 11, 2022.
Video (4:01): Cuts in the Day at Camden Art Centre, London through January 15, 2023, is the first institutional exhibition in the UK by Dani and Sheilah ReStack (USA). The exhibition expands and develops the artists’ exploration of queer desire, family, climate crisis, and collaboration. The artist duo discusses their works in the video.
‘Queer Corporeality’. The exhibition runs 1-17 December at Nanda/Hobbs Gallery, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Australia, and includes an artist talk, life drawing session and a nude tour(!)
Dark Room: San Francisco Sex and Protest, 1988–2003, (Book Works, 2021), is the first book to spotlight Phyllis Christopher’s trailblazing photographs documenting lesbian erotic life and political struggle. Phyllis Christopher’s monograph is edited by Laura Guy.
Video (7:18): In this episode of BALTIC Bites, queer feminist artist Phyllis Christopher discusses San Fransisco’s lesbian community in the ’90s and what it meant to capture intimate acts of queer sexuality and protest through documentary photography in the 1990s. See the virtual exhibition ‘Phyllis Christopher: Contacts’ on BALTIC Centre for contemporary Art’s website. The BALTIC hosted Phyllis Christopher’s exhibition in 2021.
Through 29 January 2023 the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, France, is hosting photographer Zoe Leonard’s exhibition ‘Al río / To the River’. The exhibition is accompanied by a two-volume catalogue.
Video (1:22:30): Artist Liz Collins and curator Julia Bryan-Wilson join Brooklyn Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation about ‘Liz Collins: Mischief’ at Touchstone Rochdale, UK, 1 October 2022 – 8 January 2023. The zoom session ends with a poetry reading by Rebecca Teich.
Video (1:10:31): ‘Liz Collins: Mischief’ at Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale’s art center in Greater Manchester, UK, runs through 8 January 2023. Guest curator Julia Bryan-Wilson is here in conversation with Liz Collins in the exhibition.
Video (55:13): French comic book author Pénélope Bagieu interviewed American comic book author Alison Bechdel… In this interview, they talk about the creative process of making cartoons and graphic novels and Alison Bechdel’s latest book: The Secret to Superhuman Strength, (Mariner Books, 2021).
Video (3:17): a short promotional video with Alison Bechdel about her book ‘The Secret to Superhuman Strength’ (Mariner Books, 2021).
Video (12:14): Canadian visual artist Kathy Atkins provides stories of what the QAF in Vancouver is capable of, and how space is needed for this capability.
Video (7:27): Artist Etel Adnan (1925-2021) is famous for her abstract landscape paintings and her distinct use of colour. In one of her last interviews, she talks about her art, beauty, Vincent van Gogh and about colour in relation to nature.
‘Dreams & Desires’ by Renée Jacobs at SINNER Paris, France, November 9 – December 11, 2022. The show highlights the artist’s works representing the female nude and Sapphic eroticism.
Video (1:30:40): The National Queer Arts Festival, NQAF 2022, was celebrating NQAF’s 25th Anniversary with a look at memorabilia and a conversation about the activism, origins and legacy of QCC with QCC’s founders Pamela ‘Pam’ Peniston, Jeff Jones & Lenore Chinn.
Video (1:15:42): Yreina Cervántez and Jessica Sabogal discuss their respective artistic practices as well as their artworks featured in ‘What Would You Say: Activist Graphics’ from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2022). The talk is moderated by curator Staci Steinberger.
Video (4:05): Turner Contemporary presented the first major mid-career survey of Ingrid Pollard earlier this year. See the Turner Contemporary Exhibition Video (2022) with artist and queer feminist Ingrid Pollard about the exhibition.
Video (3:16): Canadian queer video and performance artist Dayna McLeod talks about her art project as the artist in residence at Sociability of Sleep.
Video (1:00:51): ‘Writer, activist, curator and author of 25 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism Lucy Lippard is joined by queer feminist painter and lifelong activist Harmony Hammond.
Video (59:50): Ben Luke talks to the US artist and queer feminist Roni Horn about her life and work, with reference to the art, music and literature that are her influences and touchstones.