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BRASS IN POCKET: feminist art show & companion zine

Works by Liz Linden & Jen Kennedy @ BRASS IN POCKET, Booklyn Artists Alliance

Works by Liz Linden & Jen Kennedy @ BRASS IN POCKET, Booklyn Artists Alliance

Curators Aimee Lusty and Kate Wadkins seek submissions for a feminist art zine to be released at the close of BRASS IN POCKET, a group show which opened Friday, September 13, 2013 and continues through October 27th at Booklyn Artists Alliance.

The zine seeks to represent contemporary feminist artists who explore new possibilities in their respective media, producing work that breaks conventional boundaries in terms of subject and process. The zine also aims to challenge and play on traditional notions of “feminist art.” This is Booklyn Art Gallery’s third open call for submissions for a collaborative zine published in tandem with the gallery’s programming.

Submissions will be accepted in two sizes, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, or 8.5 x 7.5 inches. All submissions should be black and white, at 300dpi. The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 20, 2013. Please send all submissions to booklynopencall@gmail.com.

Booklyn event page: http://booklyn.org/events/brass-in-pocket/

Facebook invitation & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/464151967015877/

We’ve also been posting updates with snapshots from the show and news on the zine; join us on Tumblr! http://brassinpocket-booklyn.tumblr.com/

SOHO20 Fellowship and upcoming events

SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery has announced their call for fellowship applications, deadline March 1st. The gallery supports the work of women artists through exhibitions and public programming. All women artists working in any medium are welcome to apply.

The gallery is also teaming up with the Feminist Art Project (TPAF) and the College Art Association Annual Conference 2013 to present two events next month! Below are the details for an exciting weekend of events dedicated to feminism and art.

February 16 @ The Brooklyn Museum – Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
TPAF@CAA Day of Panels
10am – 5:30pm // free and open to the public
Organized by Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.
The event features an impressive roster of artists, curators and critics in conversation surrounding feminism within art institutions, their archival practices, and more.

The symposium will focus on the intersections of feminist and institutional practices, asking how institutions have integrated feminist perspectives into their long term curatorial, collections, and programmatic objectives. Sessions will examine how the museum as a quasi-public space has and continues to negotiate representations of sexuality and gender; how institutions can be “queered” to become more inclusive and less normative, and how feminism may impact institutions in the long term through collection plans and mission statements. There will be a special focus on the role of the institutional archive as a platform particularly conducive to a feminist voice. 

You can see the full schedule of events here. 

February 17 @ SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery – 547 West 27th St, Suite 301, New York, NY
A Conversation on Performative Art: Women Redrawing/Performance
1pm // free and open to the public

Performance by Aphrodite Navab followed by a discussion moderated by Kathleen Wentrack. Speakers: Aphrodite Desiree Navab, Kathleen Wentrack, and others.
In conjunction with Soho20’s Women Redrawing the World Stage exhibition.




HYPERSEXUALIZED: A Photographic Timeline of Stereotypes and Women’s Resistance Against Rape Culture

* trigger warning for content about sexual abuse*

Reposted from Black Women’s Blueprint:

July 3, 2012 – August 10, 2012 | Museum of Women’s Resistance | 279 Empire Boulevard | Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225 | (347) 533-9102 | 

A groundbreaking installation by women of African descent, Asian, White, Latina and Native American women intentionally scheduled to open on the eve of the 4th of July at the Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe) at Black Women’s Blueprint.

The installation features a series of photo images capturing historical and contemporary sexist and racist constructions of female sexuality in America that perpetuate rape culture, the violation of bodily integrity, violation of rights, and reinforce messages that the denigration of the female body is permissible. The installation juxtaposes narratives from various cultures in America, highlighting complex differences as well as similarities between women’s struggles against sexualized violence, educating the public about the ways in which women have mounted personal, collective and political resistance against it.

Presented by Black Women’s Blueprint In Collaboration with: AF3IRM, Since Combahee, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa (Monsoon), National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). Specialized tours are offered for youth 12 and over.  More details here


Sending Love to Queer Prisoners

As feminists we are all too aware of the baggage of Valentine’s Day.


But here is one way we can try to turn patriarchal sour lemons into lemonade.
Black and Pink has called for multi city Valentine’s Day card parties for queer prisoners. Express some love for our community by letting those currently incarcerated know they are in our hearts.  Join in by attending a party or hosting your own.

You can also show support by purchasing your Valentine a card made by an imprisoned queer/trans artist .

BIG MOUTH Open Hours & Dance Party!

Thanks to all who came out to last night’s opening of BIG MOUTH: contemporary feminist voices in art & illustration, part of our Birds of Summer Series. If you missed it, stop by open hours with curators Lauren Denitzio & Kate Wadkins tomorrow (Thursday)  from 12p-6p at Brooklyn Fireproof!  We’ll also be hosting a closing dance party on Friday.  Details here!


Bitch Magazine talks about the Women’s Caucus for Art

A few months ago we participated in a panel at the Women’s Caucus for Art hosted by A Feminist Tea Party at the annual CAA conference.  Katie Haegele followed up on the day’s events with a great piece in the summer issue of Bitch Magazine. She spoke with yours truly about For The Birds, among other things, and we’re very excited to be mentioned in the magazine!  You can download the PDF here and check out the full issue on newsstands now.

Thanks again to A Feminist Tea Party and Yulia Tikhonova for including us in the event!