Photographer Renée Jacobs on female power, sexuality and reclaiming the nude

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.

Pop Women Festival – Interview with Alison Bechdel

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).

Talk: Yreina Cervántez and Jessica Sabogal

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.

Renée Jacobs – Partisan of the Lesbian Movement

Renée Jacobs photos were censored earlier this year by FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona. Now, ‘Renée Jacobs – Partisan of the Lesbian Movement’ will be on display at the Museu de l’Eròtica, Barcelona, Spain, October 21, 2022 until April 1, 2023.

A Conversation on Abstract Painter Louise Fishman (1939 – 2021)

Video (1:35:06): Artist Carrie Moyer and gallerist Brendan Dugan join Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation on abstract painter and lesbian Louise Fishman, with an introduction by Phong H. Bui. Louise Fishman died in 2021.

Mickalene Thomas – ‘Clarivel Right’

Video (1.18): encrusted with rhinestones and beaming with glitter, ‘Clarivel Right’(2014) by Mickalene Thomas holds a gaze that has the power to look beyond the sparkling surface in which the model is rendered.

The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show

The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show at Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London
June 25th – September 17th 2021. Press release and photos courtesy of curator and activist Atalanta Kernick

Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body

Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body at the Astrup Fernley Museet in Oslo, Norway, 05/28/2021—08/29/2021. This post features two videos about key works in the retrospective exhibition.

The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show

REBEL DYKES ART & ARCHIVE SHOW, June 25th – September 17th, 2021. Opening night: June 24th, 2021. Venue: Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, Kennington, London UK.