Monday, March 12, 2007

Something is Really Going On

Galerie Lelong, down on 26th Street, NYC, has just opened this show. Yet another important show of feminist art at a renown gallery. What could be happening! This exhibition, opening on the Ides of March, Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980,investigates women's shifting and constructed identities. Lord knows, we've got 'um. I've had at least three just today.

Then, there is Global Feminisms, organized by Linda Nochlin and Maura Reilly for the Brooklyn Museum. In this show, the curators "contrast seminal feminist artists of the last 40 years and their influence on younger female artists, many of whom do not identify with the term." The show features young women artists and mid-career emerging women artists.

These shows along with Wack! at MoCA in LA, make my heart tap dance. I wonder if there is some kind of crone convergence, emanation polarity, curator infusion plot going on? If you are anywhere near these shows, let me know what you think. Ok? I am waylaid here in Baltimore, "Hon" city, as in, "Hey, Hon, ya wannanother cuppa coffee." The little city that is home to big-hair feminism. Yessss!

Photo:Boryana Rossa (Bulgarian, b. 1972). Celebrating the Next Twinkling (Praznuvane na sledvascia mig), 1999. Single-channel video, Edition of 2, 2 min. 45 sec. Private collection. Photograph courtesy of the artist

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