Tag: feminist

The Guerrilla Girls Canceled Their Book Contract With Phaidon Over Billionaire Owner Leon Black’s ‘Shady Dealings’ With Jeffrey Epstein

The Guerrilla Girls are once again calling on New York’s Museum of Modern Art to remove chairman Leon Black from its board due to his longstanding ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The anonymous feminist art collective also canceled their 2018 book…

/ February 2, 2021
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A New Show Places Emma Amos, Whose Art Captured the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Where She Belongs: the 20th-Century Canon

The artist Emma Amos died in May, at age 83, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. But even as her illness progressed, the painter, printmaker, and weaver was sustained by the knowledge that her seven-decade career was finally on the brink of her…

/ February 2, 2021
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The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it's going.It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.” Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of the United…

/ January 14, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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Studio Visit: Artist Sophia Narrett on How an Anonymous Renaissance Painting Cycle Inspired Her Latest Feminist Embroidery

In her vibrant embroidered works, Sophia Narrett paints with thread, deftly creating detailed figurative scenes tinged with fantasy, desire, and eroticism. Her tapestries take center stage this month in “Soul Kiss,” the New York artist’s first solo show at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Her…

/ November 18, 2020
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The Uproar Over a Nude Mary Wollstonecraft Monument Has Powered Efforts to Build New (Clothed) Statues of Inspiring British Women

A recently unveiled idealized nude sculpture honoring feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft has been widely seen as a step backward for feminism. But the much-derided artwork has given a boost to efforts to honor other pioneering female figures, including Virginia Woolf. Spearheaded…

/ November 13, 2020
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Women Are Furious Over This New Statue of Pioneering Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in London

Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the early feminist tract A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), was a powerful advocate for women’s equality. Now, centuries after her death, a campaign to see her honored with a public statue in London…

/ November 10, 2020
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In Memory of the Late ‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek, See If You Can Answer These 41 Art Clues From the Show’s Brain-Twisting History

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Trebek had hosted the popular quiz show for 37 years. The series, which was created by Merv Griffin, originally debuted in 1964…

/ November 10, 2020
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After Purdue Pharma Reached a $225 Million Settlement With US Authorities, the Met Says the Name of Its Sackler Wing Is ‘Under Review’

The art world’s reckoning with the Sackler family is poised to continue as the company they founded, Purdue Pharma, pleaded guilty this week to criminal charges over its marketing of the addictive painkiller OxyContin. The deep-pocketed philanthropists, who used their…

/ October 23, 2020
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Actress Amber Heard and Artist Marilyn Minter Have Made a Provocative Election Ad in Defense of Reproductive Rights—See It Here

In an effort to encourage women to vote in the forthcoming presidential election, feminist artist Marilyn Minter has released a new video starring actress Amber Heard. Titled MY VOTE, the short film is an ad by the cultural Super PAC Downtown for…

/ October 21, 2020
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Newly Beloved Old Master Artemisia Gentileschi’s Life Story Is Dramatic Enough for a TV Series—and Soon, It Will Be the Subject of One

The life of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1652), the great Baroque painter who is the subject of the London National Gallery’s much heralded exhibition, will be the focus of a new scripted television series from ViacomCBS International Studios. Frida Torresblanco, known for…

/ October 15, 2020
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Artists and Creatives Took to the Streets of New York for a ‘Wide Awakes’ March to Get Out the Vote—See the Colorful Event Here

After months spent sheltering in place, the art world was out in full force on Saturday, gathering in sites across New York and cities across the country for the Wide Awakes march. The activist event, which was at once a…

/ October 5, 2020
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The Unexpected Critique Found In Children Of Men

A common gripe about classic or popular dystopian fiction like “Blade Runner,” “Brave New World” and “Mad Max” is that their depictions of women are incessantly derogatory. And yeah, the women in these films and novels are, more often than…

/ June 12, 2020