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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.


(via http://www.imaanlibrary.org/photo_5755861.html)
Red Threads by Poulomi Desai and Parminder Sekhon.

This is an insightful photographic book by two very different photographers, Poulomi Desai and Parminder Sekhon, tracing their contrasting portraiture work over the last 20 years.  The images historicise and explore layered and complex issues of sexuality gender race class and identity within a political framework, with essays by Sunil Gupta, Cherry Smyth and Raman Mundair.  Published by Millivres Press, supported by Usurp. Book available through Desai’s site + events news for her arts collective & gallery in England.

(via http://www.imaanlibrary.org/photo_5755861.html)

Red Threads by Poulomi Desai and Parminder Sekhon.

This is an insightful photographic book by two very different photographers, Poulomi Desai and Parminder Sekhon, tracing their contrasting portraiture work over the last 20 years.  The images historicise and explore layered and complex issues of sexuality gender race class and identity within a political framework, with essays by Sunil Gupta, Cherry Smyth and Raman Mundair.  Published by Millivres Press, supported by Usurp.

Book available through Desai’s site + events news for her arts collective & gallery in England.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#desi  #photography  #queer  #india  #UK  #youth  #poulomi desai 
I have found The One – performance 25 March 2011 

amira.h.’s performance, The One, is an act of rebellion. Raised as a Muslim, much of amira.h.’s adolescence was spent thinking about, talking about, and fighting about the issue of marriage. Now, at age twenty-seven, these same issues are still making their presence felt in her life-the contradictory life of an unmarried queer Muslim visual artist. Intrigued with instruction and ritual, as well as testing the limits of the body and how much it can endure, amira.h. presents herself, alone, as both bride and groom performing one of the rituals of marriage.
Exorcising a tradition that will not take place in her life, the solitary figure portrays a sense of mourning, pathos and loneliness, with the end result being strangely celebratory. amira.h. invites the viewer to consider and question their own assumptions and expectations concerning gender, sexuality and power whilst she stands on the dichotomous altar of her identity. Come along and celebrate The One. amira’s work questions the roles of young women in the Muslim/domestic sphere and (expectations placed on them); fat/queer/feminist politics and rituals (in marriage and religion) and transgression of these/contradiction/failure.

via art gallery adelaide - artoom5

I have found The One – performance 25 March 2011 

amira.h.’s performance, The One, is an act of rebellion. Raised as a Muslim, much of amira.h.’s adolescence was spent thinking about, talking about, and fighting about the issue of marriage. Now, at age twenty-seven, these same issues are still making their presence felt in her life-the contradictory life of an unmarried queer Muslim visual artist. Intrigued with instruction and ritual, as well as testing the limits of the body and how much it can endure, amira.h. presents herself, alone, as both bride and groom performing one of the rituals of marriage.

Exorcising a tradition that will not take place in her life, the solitary figure portrays a sense of mourning, pathos and loneliness, with the end result being strangely celebratory. amira.h. invites the viewer to consider and question their own assumptions and expectations concerning gender, sexuality and power whilst she stands on the dichotomous altar of her identity. Come along and celebrate The One. amira’s work questions the roles of young women in the Muslim/domestic sphere and (expectations placed on them); fat/queer/feminist politics and rituals (in marriage and religion) and transgression of these/contradiction/failure.

via art gallery adelaide - artoom5

— 2 years ago with 23 notes
#islam  #youth  #women  #marriage  #queer  #rituals  #fatpositive  #are  #video  #performance 
via Mandrika Rupa : Film Maker and Community Worker

Naya Zamana -16mm blown up to 35mm, 1996. Written and directed by Mandrika Rupa
Narrative drama about a working class girl’s silent and sweet  rebellion against cultural expectations, resulting in cross gender  antics. It has played to over 25 festivals in Europe and the United  States. Awards in Italy and Paris.

via Mandrika Rupa : Film Maker and Community Worker

Naya Zamana -16mm blown up to 35mm, 1996. Written and directed by Mandrika Rupa

Narrative drama about a working class girl’s silent and sweet rebellion against cultural expectations, resulting in cross gender antics. It has played to over 25 festivals in Europe and the United States. Awards in Italy and Paris.

— 2 years ago with 36 notes
#new zealand  #desi  #film  #class  #youth  #naya zamana  #rebellion 
QWOCMAP FILMMAKER TRAINING PROGRAM →

thegang:

Each year, QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT offers 4 free Filmmaking Workshops through our award-winning Training Program. Our workshops serve teenagers to elders. 

To better serve our community, QWOCMAP has conducted Training Program workshops specifically for youth (ages 18 to 25), queer folks of color who are butch/genderqueer/transgender, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African descent, Chicanas/Latinas, and Native American/Indigenous/First Nations queer women. We also offered a workshop focused on queer immigration. We do this to deepen the dialogue and address issues specific to each community’s needs. 

Intermediate workshops (and soon, advanced workshops) are available to participants who have completed a film through our QWOCMAP introductory workshop. Information regarding intermediate workshops will be announced through our filmmaker listserve and on this page when available. Please contact TRAINING@qwocmap.org with questions or inquiries. 

Jump to QWOCMAP FREE Video WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH 2012 Jump to QWOCMAP FREE VIDEO WORKSHOP 2012

(Source: mekhismind, via etiquette-etc)

— 2 years ago with 102 notes
#signal boost  #QPOC  #WOC  #film  #call out  #youth  #art  #queer  #LGBTI  #race  #USA  #women 
(via Soody Sharifi • Artist, Photographer - Houston, TX)
'Hey! Listen' from Sharifi's Teenagers series. View her more recent multimedia works here.

(via Soody Sharifi • Artist, Photographer - Houston, TX)

'Hey! Listen' from Sharifi's Teenagers series. View her more recent multimedia works here.

— 2 years ago with 12 notes
#youth  #art  #Islam  #Soody Sharifi  #girlhood  #portraits  #photography 
sophiawallace:

 
Henricke
Berlin Lookbook is published in GUP Magazine, Issue #29 ‘The Women’s Issue’.
Photography - Sophia Wallace www.sophiawallace.comProducer - Nadja Brendel e-mailMake Up - Madame Kamm http://madamekamm.com/

sophiawallace:

 

Henricke

Berlin Lookbook is published in GUP Magazine, Issue #29 ‘The Women’s Issue’.

Photography - Sophia Wallace www.sophiawallace.com
Producer - Nadja Brendel e-mail
Make Up - Madame Kamm http://madamekamm.com/

— 2 years ago with 15 notes
#portrait  #queer  #youth  #berlin  #LGBTI  #sophia wallace 
(via FenLan Chuang and Leisel Zink: #01 « Backbone Youth Arts)

What: Performance/Dance
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza
When: Saturday 29 October 2011: 14.00 – 14.30
#01 is a dance improvisation based on two dancers sharing their experiences and ideas through movements. While weaving in and out of spaces, they meet, share, merge, communicate and influence each other.
At times they might be telling stories, sometimes they might be more abstract, most importantly, they will be sharing the journey of seeking and having fun through the process.
www.fenlan.com.au and www.lieselzink.com

It’s 2 high time again, Qld followers :)

(via FenLan Chuang and Leisel Zink: #01 « Backbone Youth Arts)

What: Performance/Dance

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza

When: Saturday 29 October 2011: 14.00 – 14.30

#01 is a dance improvisation based on two dancers sharing their experiences and ideas through movements. While weaving in and out of spaces, they meet, share, merge, communicate and influence each other.

At times they might be telling stories, sometimes they might be more abstract, most importantly, they will be sharing the journey of seeking and having fun through the process.

www.fenlan.com.au and www.lieselzink.com

It’s 2 high time again, Qld followers :)

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#art  #youth  #dance  #FenLan Chuang  #Leisel Zink  #australia  #2 high 

curate:

thegang:

Photos by Dru Donovan

Young American photographer Dru Donovan’s photographs are ambiguous and sensitive and compelling. Looking at the images, its hard to know whether her work is staged, or more reportage based. She graduated from Yale last year, but information on her or her work is scant, which actually serves to make the images more intriguing and open to interpretation. 

Taking place in a strange suburban limbo, and dealing with issues like body image and the awkwardness of teenage years, Donovan’s work shows subjects seemingly uncomfortable in themselves, often awkward in front of the lens. There are shades of Diane Arbus with her uncanny knack of capturing weirdness in mundane situations, but it’s Donavan’s ability to capture the vulnerability in her subjects in such a thoughtful way that makes her work so powerful. A talent to watch.

 (words via Field of Vision)

(Source: mekhismind, via sexartandpolitics)

— 2 years ago with 133 notes
#dru donavan  #photography  #masculinity  #men  #youth  #the body 

melissa:

sippor:

Sarah Pinder and I are putting together a zine!

Call for Submissions:
Penpal Adventures! A Curated Zine on the Experiences of Girls as Penpals

Were you a pre-teen or teen girl in the late 80s and early 90s? Do you remember penpal ads and slambooks? Did you collect stationery, address labels and have a special pen? Did you spend hours writing pages and pages to people you had never met and would probably never meet?

We want to hear about it!

We are looking for personal essays, nonfiction prose, comics, letters/excerpts, photos and ephemera from your days of pre-internet correspondence. 

Possible topics include:

  • Collecting penpals
  • School penpals 
  • Writing to strangers vs. writing to people you had met 
  • Stationery and presentation 
  • Your letter writing persona 
  • The transition from letter writing to email, websites and social media 
  • The privacy of pre-internet communication 
  • Classified ads 
  • How letter writing informed real life friendships and perceptions of how relationships should work

The zine will be half size and double page spreads are encouraged for visual work.

Deadline: February 1st 2012

Please send submissions to: penpal.zine@gmail.com

Pass it on.

Were you? I was. Let’s do this.

(via melissa)

— 2 years ago with 26 notes
#zine  #youth  #penpals  #pre-internet  #layred publics  #call out  #writing 
garconniere:

dapperanddandy:

Hey everyone! Check out Elisha’s all new Queer Love Cards that will be sold on Etsy! There are four different sets, “Hey Homo” “Hey Beautiful” & “Hey Handsome.” Each set are only $10. 
Be sure to check out more of her stuff in her Etsy shop including the 2011 Calendar: The Illustrated Gentleman.
“The cards are about a queer way of being in love, with things like butches saying “Hey Handsome,” transfags saying “Hey Beautiful,” and genderqueers saying “Hayy” and “I Like Your Cardigan.”” -Elisha Lim

file under: reasons why elisha lim is super awesome.

garconniere:

dapperanddandy:

Hey everyone! Check out Elisha’s all new Queer Love Cards that will be sold on Etsy! There are four different sets, “Hey Homo” “Hey Beautiful” & “Hey Handsome.” Each set are only $10. 

Be sure to check out more of her stuff in her Etsy shop including the 2011 Calendar: The Illustrated Gentleman.

The cards are about a queer way of being in love, with things like butches saying “Hey Handsome,” transfags saying “Hey Beautiful,” and genderqueers saying “Hayy” and “I Like Your Cardigan.”” -Elisha Lim

file under: reasons why elisha lim is super awesome.

— 3 years ago with 108 notes
#elisha lim  #queer  #art  #illustration  #yellow  #youth  #lurve 

Lisea Lyons’ latest exhibition, Lineage…forges inter-generational connections between the artist and her adolescent daughter—capturing quiet, stirring, and evanescent moments that often slip through memory. The result is nostalgic and melacholy—providing a portrait of the artist as a mother observing her daughter’s departure from childhood and of her daughter, entering into her teenage years as her mother once did before she.

Untitled, 2008 via Lisea Lyons at Marx & Zavattero
I’m really drawn to the presentation of matrialineal relations right now.
Especially to depictions of how the emotionally enmeshed relationship between mothers and daughters shifts during the younger woman’s coming of age, to the nuances of that initimate tension beyond femme-Oedipal cliches. 

Lisea Lyons’ latest exhibition, Lineage…forges inter-generational connections between the artist and her adolescent daughter—capturing quiet, stirring, and evanescent moments that often slip through memory. The result is nostalgic and melacholy—providing a portrait of the artist as a mother observing her daughter’s departure from childhood and of her daughter, entering into her teenage years as her mother once did before she.

Untitled, 2008 via Lisea Lyons at Marx & Zavattero

I’m really drawn to the presentation of matrialineal relations right now.

Especially to depictions of how the emotionally enmeshed relationship between mothers and daughters shifts during the younger woman’s coming of age, to the nuances of that initimate tension beyond femme-Oedipal cliches. 

— 3 years ago with 16 notes
#Lisea Lyons  #feminist art  #photography  #youth  #matrilineage 
God Loves Hair | Vivek Shraya

God Loves Hair is Vivek Shraya‘s first book, a collection of 20 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.
Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, the stories are accompanied by the award-winning illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld.

Or, just read an excerpt at the site.

God Loves Hair | Vivek Shraya

God Loves Hair is Vivek Shraya‘s first book, a collection of 20 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.

Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, the stories are accompanied by the award-winning illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld.

Or, just read an excerpt at the site.

— 3 years ago with 8 notes
#short stories  #queer  #fiction  #youth  #Vivek Shraya  #curious children  #gay  #desi  #God Loves Hair  #Juliana Neufeld 
"As young folks of color, as young writers of color, how do we learn to survive, sustain ourselves, and thrive in an industry, economy, and culture that has historically robbed us, that continues to rob us of our diversity, substance, free will, humanity."
— 3 years ago with 25 notes
#sustaining your art  #writing  #youth  #WOC  #poetry  #barbara jane reyes