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Swedish-American artist Michele Pred is known for promoting social change through her work, whether she’s tackling consumerism, the workforce, or reproductive rights. And just last weekend, Pred’s work made it to the 2018 Oscars. Her latest line of handbags — or, in Pred’s words, mobile art pieces — is aptly titled The Power of the Purse, and you’re about to become obsessed. Each vintage purse is individually sourced, and words or phrases are created using electroluminescent wire. The text ranges from “MY BODY, MY BUSINESS” to...
Since its New York City debut last May, Say Something Bunny! has been the talk of the town, selling out shows for eleven months straight and earning a coveted spot in Time Out New York’s Top 10 Theatre Productions of 2017, where musicals such as Hamilton typically dominate the spotlight.Created and performed by Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Bunny! is an imaginative one-woman show that centers around a found audio recording of a 1950s Jewish American family from Long Island. The nearly seventy-year-old wire recorder that captured...
Every month should be women’s history month — but March is the official one. Come celebrate at The Brooklyn Museum, where Target First Saturdays is hosting a free celebration of the badass women in our world. Festivities will include a performance from Brown Girls Burlesque, a feminist book club discussion of Janet Mock’s Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me, and a tour of Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, the special exhibition at The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art....
Pop idol, emperor of otherness, and patron saint of gender bending, for over fifty years David Bowie brought queerness into the mainstream through his music, performance art, and style. In homage to this otherworldly artist, The Brooklyn Museum presents David Bowie is, a retrospective of Bowie’s life and work featuring over 300 of his costumes, handwritten lyric sheets and drawings, rare photographs, original set models, and never-before-seen performance materials.  Spanning over five decades of Bowie’s career, the museum is pairing this immersive exhibit with a series...
Who’s your favorite modern photographer? Don’t answer yet—we’ve compiled a list of some of the best women in photography you may not know, given the gender imbalance when it comes to revered photographers. This is an imbalance that Fiona Rogers, founder of Firecracker, has sought to remedy through her website. Now, with Max Houghton, Rogers has compiled an astounding collection of art made by 33 of the best photographers around the world. The book, titled Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, is “a celebration of photography, a celebration...
  Edith Isaac-Rose — artist, teacher, and founder of Art Workshop International — passed away earlier this year on January 20, 2018. After graduating from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951, Isaac-Rose began her career as an abstract expressionist — but her most famous work was her series of political criticism entitled “Daily Rage,” which she began in 1987. Drawing inspiration from the daily newspaper, the series featured drawings, paintings, and embroidery that depicted our nation's corrupt upper class and its victims. Isaac-Rose didn’t hold...
  Imagine capturing a feeling on film, transforming the unseen vibrations that exist between two people in an intimate and vulnerable space into a photograph. Artist Dani Lessnau, 31, does just this, photographing her lovers using a pinhole camera placed inside her vagina. Hailing from Lee, Massachusetts, Lessnau moved to New York at 18 to study art, but illness forced her to leave school, and she focused her energy on yoga, meditation, and holistic healing. During her 10-year period of adapting to a chronic condition, Lessnau...
  The Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca will open a group exhibition called "ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE" on January 16. The exhibition is curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, and features the work of more than 80 contemporary artists that responds to the social and political climate of America since the election of Donald Trump. "ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE" is a follow-up to the gallery’s critically acclaimed show "UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN," another group-based exhibition that opened the week of the 2017 presidential inauguration. The gallery will feature...
  Rootkit, an art installation by Julia Sinelnikova is opening at the Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn on Friday, January 12th. Sinelnikova uses performance, light, sound, and sculptures created from hand-cut mylar to create a fictional universe. Sinelnikova has held multiple solo exhibits in New York and her light exhibitions have been featured Internationally. She primarily works with holograms, performance and visual culture and the show will feature use of projectors and large screens in the gallery. Opening the show will be performance called Snow Crash, featuring JJ Brine,...
  A new interactive art project featuring sex bot Luci 6000 will be on display at New York’s Museum of Sex until February 15. Luci interacts with visitors in real time via Instagram and Twitter, and offers sexy, funny, and personalized quips, full of cheeky commentary on sex, sexting, and technology. The bot is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West, designer sex toy brand LELO, and the Museum of Sex. “This project is a satirical commentary about the conflicting generalizations about millennial sexuality,” West said...