Lene Leth: Queer Mobile Computing

Lene Leth Rasmussen is a Danish designer based in Copenhagen. She is interested queer interaction design and mobile computing. Lene feels that queer subcultures need physical meeting places, however a place can’t be queerified in one go as the queer stories of a place must be heard and retold again and again before they become a…

Catherine Opie at The Guggenheim Museum

If you are planning a trip to New York this autumn, I think that a visit to Catherine Opie’s exhibition “Catherine Opie: American Photographer” at the Guggenheim Museum is a must for any lesbian. Queer photographer Catherine Opie’s mid-career retrospective gathers works from many of Opie’s well known series, starting…

Femmes of Power – Exploding Queer Femininities

 I haven’t got the book “Femmes of Power – Exploding Queer Femininities” yet, but I have read a review of the book, which I want to share with you. Read the review by Jess McCabe. “Femmes of Power” is by photographer Del LaGrace Volcano and Swedish cultural anthropologist Ulrika Dahl….

Queer Art Videos by Katarzyna Kozyra

I went to a queer seminar about body, gender & identity and art videos by polish artist Katarzyna Kozyra in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday. Tina Ravn and Rune Gade talked about queer theory and Kozyra’s art videos which can be seen in Århus Kunstbygning until October 26 2008. Kozyra is a…

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…