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Art Fix Friday: December 7, 2018

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A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman holding a newspaper with news about World War II. She wears a coat and her short, curly hair is caught in the wind.

Artsy looks at the history of fierce pussy’s bold poster campaigns in New York City.

Photograph of building on an urban street corner. The building  features posters in three of its windows. One poster is of a shirtless child with text that reads "muffdiver." Another poster shows a black and white photograph of school children with text that reads "Are you a boy or a girl?" The third poster just features text that is out of focus.
fierce pussy facade installation, Leslie-Lohman Museum. Photo © Kristine Eudey, 2018.

The queer women artist collective launched a provocative project in 1991, peppering the city with posters reclaiming the offensive language often used towards the LGBTQ+ community. Recently, the group has revamped that initiative, showcasing an updated version of their early works in the windows of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo.

Front-Page Femmes

16 of the 21 awardees of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s 2018 Arts Writers Grant are women.

artnet news ventures into the studio of Cj Hendry, whose photorealistic drawings have earned her an impressive Instagram following.

Frieze interviews curator Julia Peyton-Jones for their Women in the Arts series.

“Please buy me these artworks.” Andrew Russeth, executive editor of ARTnews highlights 20 impressive women artists in his annual roundup of Art Basel Miami’s best offerings.

The Art Gallery of Ontario acquires one of Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Rooms” for their permanent collection.

Filmmaker Charlotte Prodger wins the prestigious 2018 Turner Prize.

A collection of colorful illustrations arranged in a grid. The illustrations feature Indian-inspired imagery and depict dramatic vignettes featuring women experiencing violence and distress.
Judy Chicago, EU-69 Mother India (1985). Image courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

“It’s Judy time.” artnet and the New York Times feature iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago, who has upcoming shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami and here at NMWA in 2019.

Artsy profiles Lina Iris Viktor, who hopes her paintings can “counter the negative associations of blackness.”

Meet the film industry’s pioneering female directors in this new home video box set from Kino Classics.

“Radio Juxtapoz” podcast debuts with an interview with textile artist Lucy Sparrow.

The Dia Art Foundation acquires 155 sculptures by Minimalist artist Charlotte Posenenske.

In Chicago? Check out the events for Where the Future Came From, a collective research project on the history of Chicago’s feminist and women-run art activities.

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat discusses her experience creating political art—and when it can cross a line.

Shows We Want to See

A preeminent figure in art activism, sculptor and teacher Augusta Savage is regarded as one of the most significant artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Her work influenced countless African American artists and successfully “elevat[ed] images of black culture into mainstream America.” Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman is on view at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida.

Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, currently at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, showcases the work of three generations of women from a single Inuit family. The exhibition “weaves together more than a century of personal, political, and cultural life in the Arctic,” presenting the experiences of these women in an “indigenous feminist context.”

An illustration of an interior. Two adults sleep next to one another on a mattress. Next to them, two children are also asleep on a mattress. The family appears to be inside a tent. Surrounding them on the ground are clothing, cooking ingredients and supplies, a chest, and a low table with a radio on it.
Family Sleeping in a Tent, 2003-04, by Annie Pootoogook. (Eduardo J. Guarino Collection)

Robilant + Voena gallery in London presents The Gentileschi Effect, a show highlighting Renaissance master Artemisia Gentileschi’s “influence over the centuries.” The exhibition includes several exquisite examples of Gentileschi’s work alongside those of her followers, both historical and contemporary.

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