gender + art
If blogs were mullets, this would be the party at the back where I aggregate anything to do with gender in arts and popular culture. mainly queer & feminist art, a smidge of personal favorite artists, the occasional related docos and news. For the business at the front of sharing art that might interest queer, feminist, womanist, genderqueer, transgender, whoever creatives: please click on the pink above.
Titled for Yayoi Kusama, who is the cat's pyjamas.
Regina José Galindo is a performance artist and writer whose work addresses the atrocities committed by Guatemalan dictatorships, social injustice, and discrimination on the basis of race and gender. Galindo isolates and embodies the vast suffering in Latin America by inflicting direct physical violence on her own body in highly symbolic gestures of resistance. In her performance Perra (2005), Galindo carved “perra” (Spanish for “bitch”) into her leg in protest of violent acts committed against women in Latin America. She has exhibited and performed at numerous locations including Exit Art, New York; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands; El Museo del Barrio, New York; MoMA P.S.1; and the 51st Venice Biennial, for which she was awarded the Golden Lion.