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 (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 (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 (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.
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.
Congratulations and high five to photographer Renée Jacobs!
Video (5:24): a short documentary about the queer feminist exhibition ‘Alien She’ (2014-15). ‘Alien She’ is curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss.
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.
Video (3:14): an exhibition video about Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times which is on display at the Museum of Art and Design and runs through February 13, 2022.
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 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
Video (7:45): Zanele Muholi at the Tate Modern November 5, 2020 – May 31, 2021, an exhibition with over 260 photographs showing Zanele’s visual activism.
Video (4:52): Dr. Juliana Kreinik, Dr. Steven Zucker, and Dr. Beth Harris discuss a collage by Dada artist Hannah Höch.
Kavel Rafferty: Queer Flowers at White Conduit Project Gallery, London, July 20-25, 2021.
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.
REBEL DYKES ART & ARCHIVE SHOW, June 25th – September 17th, 2021. Opening night: June 24th, 2021. Venue: Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, Kennington, London UK.
Video (26:40): remembering Barbara Hammer (May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019), curator Staci Bu Shea celebrates the lesbian filmmaker’s life and art in her recent talk.
Video (15:11): Butches and Studs, in Their Own Words. On Jan. 27, 2020, T Magazine gathered 22 people who identify as butch and/or stud lesbians for a group portrait by Collier Schorr.
‘Chitra Ganesh: A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask’ is a site specific installation for the facade of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York – through October 18, 2021.