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Feminist Art

Embroidered Portraits Of Female Soldiers Shed Light On Women's Roles In The Military

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

"In my travels to Israel, I became deeply sympathetic to the plight of women conscripted into military service," explains artist Beth Scher, the paint...

"A Subtlety"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Mona R. Washington

Outside the venue, a very long line winds down and around several blocks. Art aficionados wait patiently in the sun. Inside, the exhibition visitors wander and wonder. THE MARVELOUS SUGAR BABY regally inhabits the space.

Art Activist Creates Wearable 'Armor' Sculptures To Promote Gender Justice

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Stein wants people to armor themselves in her art. She creates full-length wearable sculptures embedded with all manner of fo...

32 Famous Artworks That Prove The Beauty Of Female Body Hair (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

There's an old art historical legend that artist and thinker John Ruskin passed out on his wedding night after seeing his wife's pubic hair for the fi...

13 Latina Artists Under 35 You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts

When family tales are passed from generation to generation with no single point of origin, when history fails to document years of pain and struggle, ...

10 Queer Feminist Artists Who Are Challenging Today's 'Body Oppression' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

When asked, in an interview back in 1999, whether or not one painting could adequately challenge masculine representations of God, the inimitable Judy...

This 'Personal Space Dress' Could Help Solve All Your Public Transportation Woes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts

There are many imperfect aspects of riding public transportation, no matter which city you live in. Too much touching is undoubtably one of them. At t...

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

She uses iconography that employs specifically feminine symbols, such as braids--which for Olivieri connote "the passage of time."

What I Did Not Save

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Sometimes, I wake up in a cold sweat thinking about a lost moment of activism, of resistance, of assertion of lesbians' words in Ann Arbor. I think of the ways I have failed lesbians and lesbian culture.

What's Better Than Fireworks? Feminist Fireworks, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts

Everyone's favorite feminist art pioneer is in New York City this month, hosting a stunning exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. And it wouldn't be a re...

Is This The Most Radical Performance Art Project Yet?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

This summer, grandmother of performance art Marina Abramovic will take over London's Serpentine Gallery for her most ambitious artistic endeavor since...

Finally, Nude Paintings That Capture The Way The Body Really Looks (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts

It's no big surprise that since the dawn of art, the nude form has been one of its most prized subjects. "La Maja Desnuda," "Grande Odalisque" -- what...

One Of The Art World's Most Iconic Feminist Artists Turns 75 Years Old

Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

This is the year of Judy Chicago. In honor of her 75th birthday this July, the iconic feminist artist is hosting what she calls a "dispersed retro...

The Haunting Traces Of A Late Feminist Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

Ana Mendieta died at just 36 years old, but the imprint of her life digs deeper than most. Mendieta's work occupies the indeterminate space between la...

Women Everywhere Can Now Buy Their Very Own Tiny Penis Sculpture (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts

Ladies, it's safe to say that at some point in your life someone, somewhere has told you to "grow some cojones," "sack up" or perhaps "be a little bal...

Stunning Self-Portrait Series Responds To Street Harassment In Perfect Way

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts

Fox, pet, bird, bitch. These are just a few of the words tossed out by cat callers on the streets, lewd and unwelcome comments that draw a parallel be...

10 Hypnotic Paintings That Challenge Art's Obsession With The Female Nude

Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts

From Francisco de Goya's "The Nude Maja" to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres' "Grande Odalisque" to Edouard Manet's "Olympia," the female in repose has l...

This Bloody 'Human' Tent Might Be The Most Terrifying Thing You See Today

Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Have you ever looked at a consumer object and, despite your best efforts, felt an unreasonable urge take over your body? A desire so magnetic you can'...

Feminist Artist Gives Porcelain Dolls An Awesomely Grotesque Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts

We've all seen them. Whether they sat on our great aunt's mantle or hid inside our favorite thrift store's special glass cabinets. They're bland, vani...

This Mural Of Beautiful And Empowered Women Will Get You Through The Day

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

Encountering an unexpected mural or work of street art is one of those rare gifts that can elevate your mood, giving you the strength to finish off th...

It's Basically A Feminism Party (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

Young Jean Lee, a playwright known for her unusual tactic of choosing the "worst idea possible" and running with it, has created a piece based on what...

10 Gorgeously Grotesque Sculptures That Prove Being A Girl Can Get Nasty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Before we were old enough to know better, many of us grew up hearing -- and eventually repeating -- the nursery rhyme: "Sugar and spice and everything...

Virtual Female Bodies

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

photo authorized by Salvatore Iaconesi Living without Internet nowadays is like living without electricity. It may be doable and even romantic, but...

Punk Feminist Exhibition Is As Great As You Hoped It Would Be

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

The Riot Grrrl movement exploded in the 1990s, bringing feminist perspectives to the forefront of punk culture. Using zines, music and a general flair...

Meret Oppenheim Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.