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Not to sound like a broken record, but it has become bitterly clear that MoMA’s stubborn unwillingness to integrate more women into these galleries is not only a failure of the imagination and a moral emergency; it amounts to apartheid.
When we think of how women were represented in 19th century art, Mary Cassatt’s high class matriarchs come to mind, enjoying their leisure hours with an afternoon stroll and a cup of tea. Yet seedier representations of the female gender were also produced in abundance, illuminating the trials of ladies for whom leisure hours were not an option at the time.
Drug addicts, prostitutes, alcoholics — these were the women who populated the canvases of many a French artist, those who wished to capture the economic unrest that accompanied fin-de-siècle’s artistic revolution. “Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914” creates a multidimensional portrait of the Parisian woman at the turn of the century, spanning from the frilly collars of the upper class to the dirty syringes of the desperately poor. This iconic era yielded transformative artistic innovation and with it major social and cultural upheaval, leaving both men and women scrambling to keep their lives and sanity in place.
"Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris 1880 - 1940" at the Hammer Museum, LA. Jan 26 - May 18 2014
Kelsey Henderson’s solo show "Dull the Will", a term that means to hypnotize, explores imagery connecting to dreams, hallucinations, blink of an eye moments, fetishes intertwined with the mundane, points between anticipation and disappointment, and letting go of expectations and accepting what is.
new body of work from Tracey Moffatt, comprising six distinct components: five different photographic series and a moving image piece. It represents the artist’s return to highly personal themes relating to family, home, and the land, specifically within the context of her Australian Aboriginal heritage. A key concept is the notion of a “return to country,” a seeking out of one’s ancestral lands and an attempt to reconnect with history and tradition. - thru Dec 21
ARTIST TALKS: Sat, Nov. 2, at 3pm & Sat, Nov. 9, at 3pm
Rachel Kushner is a genius. For anyone interesting in her writing process this article is excellent beyond compare. In fact, I cannot ever remember any writer breaking down her creative process so concisely. Also, The Flamethrowers is blowing my mind.
"What does all this mean? Many things, I’m sure, but for starters, it means people were getting out of the studio. Art was now about acts not sellable; it was about gestures and bodies. It was freedom, a realm where a guy could shoot off his rifle. Ride his motorcycle over a dry lakebed. Put a bunch of stuff on the floor—dirt, for instance, or lumber. Drive a forklift into a museum, or a functional racecar. But that’s art history. For the purposes of a novel, what did it mean? I was faced with the pleasure and headache of somehow stitching together the pistols and the nude women as defining features of a fictional realm, and one in which the female narrator, who has the last word, and technically all words, is nevertheless continually overrun, effaced, and silenced by the very masculine world of the novel she inhabits—a contra- diction I had to navigate, just as I had to find a way to merge what were by nature static and iconic images into a stream of life, real narrative life."
FP is always open for submissions. If you are a female artist and you think your work fits our theme, please send us your links or samples via email. We receive several submissions and can only choose those best suited to the site. Thank you for your interest!