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Submit   gender + art If blogs were mullets, this would be the party at the back where I aggregate anything to do with gender in arts, pop culture and my favorite, queer feminist art. Less a blog than a visual scrapbook/experiment in linking creators and audiences. For the business at the front of sharing art that might interest queer, feminist, womanist, sex radical, genderqueer, transgender, whoever creatives: please click on the pink above.

Titled for Yayoi Kusama, who is the cat's pyjamas.



Yayoi Kusama sitting in Narcissus Garden in 1999

Yayoi Kusama sitting in Narcissus Garden in 1999

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baital:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Installations by Chiharu Shiota

The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota makes installations made ​​of threads that are reminiscent of cobwebs. Objects embedded in them or stacked on top of each other create a environment imbued with a strong emotional and poetic charge. A superb job to be discovered.

OMG that first one

(Source: , via poc-creators)

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guernicamag:

Einat Amir (born in Jerusalem, 1979) is a video and performance artist who currently lives and works in New York and Tel Aviv. Her art powerfully challenges her audience to test their boundaries by asking them to learn new strategies to effectively communicate with strangers.

Our Best Intentions (2013), a project commissioned by Artis for Performa 13 in New York this past November, included an installation with participatory performance and video components that interweaved psychotherapy and theater in the experience. Participants wore black vests with words on them—“Mother,” “Desire,” “Future,” “Lover,” and “Humiliation,” among others. They were guided through different exercises and performances by professional instructors, and asked to represent themselves with noises and movements. The work investigates how we as individuals express ourselves and interact with one another.

In a similar style, Amir created a lab to monitor encounters in an earlier work, Enough About You (2011). She invited individuals to participate in a structured experimental conversation that was observed by an audience. The project is particularly relevant in a world dominated by social media, and given the ease with which we form opinions about strangers. It questions how we encounter each other in the digital age, and asks how we might authentically meet someone today.

Samuel Jablon for Guernica

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prostheticknowledge:

The Machine To Be Another - Gender Swap

Art + tech experiment where particpants view themselves in the body of their opposite sex using a camera mounted Oculus Rift each - video embedded below [features nudity]:

Gender Swap is an experiment that uses themachinetobeanother.org/ system as a platform for embodiment experience (a neuroscience technique in which users can feell themselves like if they were in a different body). In order to create the brain ilusion we use the immersive Head Mounted Display Oculus Rift, and first-person cameras. To create this perception, both users have to syncronize their movements. If one does not correspond to the movement of the other, the embodiment experience does not work. It means that both users have to constantly agree on every movement they make. Through out this experiment, we aim to investigate issues like Gender Identity, Queer Theory, feminist technoscience, Intimacy and Mutual Respect.

You can find out more about the Machine to be Another project here

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inventaire:

Sadie BENNING
Living Inside (1989) Pixel Vision video, black and white, mono, 4 minutes
I realised that if I made something and shared it, it would become a vehicle for conversation. Being queer and a teenager, I had absolutely nothing to lose in terms of making friends or finding a community, because I had none.

inventaire:

Sadie BENNING

Living Inside (1989) Pixel Vision video, black and white, mono, 4 minutes

I realised that if I made something and shared it, it would become a vehicle for conversation. Being queer and a teenager, I had absolutely nothing to lose in terms of making friends or finding a community, because I had none.

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theloversproject:

grace and nik, april 2013

lovers were instructed to write their least favourite thing about each other on their most favourite part of each other

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samanthaconlonart:

Diana Cirullo interviewed me for The Le Sigh’s girl spotlight, am excited and honoured to be asked to do something like this, feels good and the questions i was asked were very helpful in helping me remember why i need to just keep doing things. check it out here: LINK

samanthaconlonart:

Diana Cirullo interviewed me for The Le Sigh’s girl spotlight, am excited and honoured to be asked to do something like this, feels good and the questions i was asked were very helpful in helping me remember why i need to just keep doing things. check it out here: LINK

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thefeministkilljoy:

CENTERFOLD ZINECALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
SUBMISSIONS
Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
ANGRY GIRLS
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

thefeministkilljoy:

CENTERFOLD ZINE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.

SUBMISSIONS

  • Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
  • Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
  • Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.

ANGRY GIRLS

Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.

Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

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they-called-me-vilde-chaya:

“Created in June 2013, OFFmuralEs is a collective of women street artists based in Montreal. In this zine, you will find a diversity of opinions from its participants, as well as a selection of street art that was produced for their first festival.
Featuring texts and photos of street art by Harpy, I’m a DJ (anonymous), Lilyluciole, Wall of Femmes, Verdun Guerilla Girls (anonymous), Stela & Zola
offmurales.com facebook.com/pages/OFFmural-es/619090804782845
Le zine est bilingue en français!”
Get it here: http://zolamtl.storenvy.com/products/4000240-off-murales-zine-bilingual

they-called-me-vilde-chaya:

Created in June 2013, OFFmuralEs is a collective of women street artists based in Montreal. In this zine, you will find a diversity of opinions from its participants, as well as a selection of street art that was produced for their first festival.

Featuring texts and photos of street art by Harpy, I’m a DJ (anonymous), Lilyluciole, Wall of Femmes, Verdun Guerilla Girls (anonymous), Stela & Zola

offmurales.com 
facebook.com/pages/OFFmural-es/619090804782845

Le zine est bilingue en français!”

Get it here: http://zolamtl.storenvy.com/products/4000240-off-murales-zine-bilingual

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letmypeopleshow:

Sue Williams’s candy-colored, cataclysmic, 9/11-themed, orifice-oriented painting series WTC, WWIII, Couch Size, at 303. 

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New York City’s Queen of Graffiti: Lady Pink by Erin Horan (by bob.sacha@journalism.cuny.edu)

New York City’s Queen of Graffiti: LADY PINK

She’s taken illegal street art to the halls of America’s most prestigious galleries; an icon in New York City’s graffiti history, she was the first female to break into a male-dominated scene.

Lady Pink, whose real name is Sandra Fabara, was born in Ecuador, raised in Queens. Her work has been admired throughout the big apple on subway trains, neighborhood murals, and in galleries since 1979.

Pink recalls sneaking into subway tunnels by night, vandalizing and tagging subway cars, then “bombing” private property with other well-known graffiti artists of that era, the Crazy Five. In order to survive, she had to toughen up fast.

“They would look out for me, like a little sister, like anybody would, and I felt safe that way,” she said.

Often, Pink risked her life or was arrested for the sake of her art. It was key to get the work finished fast, to memorize her steches, and work in complete darkness, to avoid getting hauled off by the cops.

“Your have to develop night vision when you’re working illegally. You have to recognize your paint when you pick it up, and know what it is that you’re doing because you can’t see anything,” she said.

A feminist at heart, her work exemplifies themes of political activism and the injustice of women in the U.S.
30 years later, she’s turned her illegal street art into a profit, exhibiting in galleries and doing mural work on commission.

"My art is basically what I am. I am what I do.I couldn’t hold down a 9-5 job if I tried," she said.

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