These 13 Stunning Images Will Make You Think About Gender In A Brand New Way

by Robyn Smith

Perhaps a genderless future isn’t that far from our fingertips.

A new art show featuring a stellar ensemble of all-female artists encourages its viewers to question the limits of gender and its social “norms.” With pieces from 24 artists, LIFEFORCE aims to recode normative expectations celebrating what goes beyond human matter, focusing on the all encompassing power of the female on all levels. The hope of LIFEFORCE’s curators, sisters Kelsey and Rémy Bennett, is for the exhibit to transcend constructs of race and gender, reclaim representation, and explore intersections with science and technology. The collection was inpsired by A Cyborg Manifesto, the feminist science fiction essay by Donna Haraway, and afrofurturists of the ’70s.

DATES: July 26 – August 6, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 26 6 p.m.—9 p.m.

Artists and curators to be in attendance

Exhibit on view: July 27—August 6 | noon—6 p.m.

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013

Check out some awesome pieces below:


AriaMcManus Raine Trainer HYGENIUS LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace July2016via Aria McManus

ChicaChiara MujerConPájaros LIFEFORCE UnititledSpace July2016via Chica Chiara

ElizabethIsley LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace 1via Elizabeth Isley

ElizabethIsley LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace 2via Elizabeth Isley

Fauren Feingold LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace 2via Fauren Feingold

HeinKoh DoubleDuty LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace July2016via Hein Koh

JessicaStoller Untitledslipper LIFEFORCE UntitledSpaceFrontvia Jessica Stoller

JunoCalypso SeaweedWrap LIFEFORCE UntitledSpacevia Juno Calypso

MaisieCousins LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace July2016via Maisie Cousins

NadiaLeeCohen Untitled215 LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace1via Nadia Lee Cohen

PantehaAbareshi BitsandPieces2 LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace lrvia Panteha Abareshi

PantehaAbareshi TheFutureisFemale LIFEFORCE UntitledSpace July2016via Panteha Abareshi

Sam Cannon LIFEFORCE UntitledSpacevia Sam Cannon

Photos via LIFEFORCE

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