Out of the Buble; Artist on Queer Travel

Lenore Chinn – “Doors at 798 Art Space (Beiging, China)”, 2008, (press photo) from “Out of the Bouble; Artists on Queer Travel” at the Femina Potens Art Gallery in San Francisco.

Being Married To a Life-size Doll

Chicago artist Amber Hawk Swanson explores a relationship with a life-size doll made in her own image.  See the video and hear Amber talk about her feminist art project “To Have, To Hold and To Violate”.

Henriette Hellstern-Kjøller on Her Paintings

I have been corresponding with Danish artist Henriette Hellstern Kjøller about her life as a lesbian artist and her art latest projects. This is what she wrote. Henriette: To use my sexuality in my artistic work is the most natural thing for me as I my life as a lesbian is a…

Just Different – A Queer Art Exhibition in Holland

From June 14 through September 21, 2008 the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen presents ‘Just Different’, an art exhibition about sexual desire, gender and identity construction in visual arts at the turn of the 21st century. It reveals an alternative lifestyles such as homosexuality and transsexuality. The Dutch title of the…

A Quote

“To represent one’s self is, after all, the artist’s job.” – Deborah Kass The quote is from the book “The Warhol Project” by Deborah Kass, 1999, Newcombe Art Gallery, ISBN 0-9668595-0-2.

"ichdich" by Anja Müller and Barbara Dietl

         The Berlin photographers Anja Müller and Barbara Dietl have been working together for 3 years on a serie of photos. They have had dates in lots of different places both indoor and outdoor to take photos of each other. They use their skills as professional photographers when they…

What Is The Purpose of Art?

Traditionally art has had the role of being society’s eye opener. Art must make strong statements and spark a cultural debate. Debates about new issues can lead to change just like new technology, and thus art may lead to new trends and be an agent in the process of change in…

Miami: Solo Exhibition by Amber Hawk Swanson

Amber Hawk Swanson recently spent a month at the Fountainhead Residency in Miami shooting new photography and video work for the exhibition, “To Have, To Hold, and To Violate: Amber and Doll” opening May 10,  7-11pm at Locust Projects in conjunction with the Wynwood Art District Second Saturday gallery walk and…

The Photographer and Her Self-portrait Pre-1930

Lesbians have probably used the camera since it was invented in the 1830’ies. I have found some links to a few old self-portraits, which I want to share with Feminine Moments’ readers: Emma Jane Gay (1830-1919) with her back to the viewer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) smoking, drinking and showing her…

Claude Cahun and The Closet as a Prob

The closet is a metaphor for something hidden often undisclosed sexual orientation. We talk about a closeted person. I wonder if this term is as old as ‘the closet’ as a European furniture or if the Wikipedia researchers are right when they assume that expressions such as “in the closet”…

"Skabet" a video by Henriette Hellstern

What every lesbian needs is a closet. Danish artist Henriette Hellstern-Kjøller has made a video about how to build your own private lesbian closet. It is white on the outside and pink inside… and available at Ikea.

Photographer Zanele Muholi, South Africa

Feminine Moments presents Zanele Muholi from South Africa. ‘Her work is without precedent in South Africa, where there are very few instances of black women openly portraying female same-sex practices. As a gender and sexual rights activist, and as a photographer, she confronts the notion that lesbian practices are alien…

Performance and Video Artist – New Lesbian Art Links

Christa Holka has suggested two artists to me (Thanks Christa!) and I am happy to present the following new lesbian art links: Jillian Peña, video artist, England: And  Amber Hawk Swanson, performance and video artist, USA: You can also find these artists in Feminine Moments index of Lesbian Art Links. Happy browsing!

The Editor's Definition of "Lesbian Art"

As a lesbian/ queer female artist your lifestyle flavours your art. No art works by lesbian or queer female artist can be defined as works of art that is of no interest at all to the queer community or an audience of female readers. I call all works of fine art made by lesbian or queer…