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Feminisms

guest curator Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo)
September 26 2020 – January 2, 2021
https://www.516arts.org/exhibitions/feminisms
Virtual Reception: September 26th, 6-8pm Mountain Time
516 Arts
516 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Presented in partnership with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Feminisms features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Works are far reaching from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. These artists approach their process and practice in a variety of mediums including video, performance, installation, two and three dimensional works, all of which are all connected to current cultural, political, historical and semiotic climates.

Live Wire: Materials of a Revolution

form & concept
July 31 – October 18, 2020
https://www.formandconcept.center/exhibitions/66-live-wire-materials-of-a-revolution/overview/
435 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
form & concept is delighted to present Live Wire, a juried and invitational group exhibit made in collaboration with New Mexico’s Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Encompassing the gallery’s entire atrium and ground floor, Live Wire showcases contemporary fiber work by emerging and established textile artists whose work explores the turmoil and transformation of social and political upheaval. Select artists on view include Tamara Burgh, Erika Diamond, Nika Feldman, c marquez, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, among several others. “Fiber is the material of revolution,” writes Co-Juror and Gallery Director Jordan Eddy. “Think of Betsy Ross stitching an early version of the American flag or Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty holding colors aloft to usher in the French Revolution. In recent decades, fiber artists from Judy Chicago to Faith Ringgold have provided potent kindling for social and political movements.” Live Wire will explore fiber’s remarkable ability to conduct world-changing ideological currents.

Breathing While Black

September 1 – November 20, 2020
https://www.umass.edu/fac/flipPDF/BWB/BreathingWhileBlack.html

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
Augusta Savage Gallery
Virtual Exhibition

Featuring works by over 50 artists from 17 countries, Breathing While Black is a juried digital visual art exhibition, inviting international response to the recent and ongoing slaughter of Black Americans. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when the world suffers from the physical and psychological devastation of this plague, not only have Black people in the U.S. been disproportionately affected, but they also continue to be victims of hateful brut force.

Us: What Divides Us and What Unites Us?

StephanieSeptember 18 – November 3, 2020
https://www.touchstonegallery.com/exhibits
Touchstone Gallery
Washington DC
Virtual Exhibition

This exhibition addresses a broad array of outlooks on the divisive differences and the unifying connections between people at this historically challenging time in our nation’s history and around the world.
Jurors: – Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE; Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX; Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

September 26 – October 17, 2020
http://untitled-space.com/art4equality-x-life-liberty-the-pursuit-of-happiness/
Untitled Space
45 Lispenard Street, NYC, NY

“We live in an unprecedented time, our liberties robbed by a global pandemic, which laid painfully bare the inequities that have plagued the most vulnerable in our society for far too long. Political polarization in the United States is reaching critical mass with a divisive political system at war. Realities of social inequality and racial injustice are challenging our ability to have confidence in a promising future. The exhibition “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” seeks to empower, enlighten, and shed a ray of hope on a city that has been under a dark cloud, in a country that is in tatters not only by an invisible virus, but also by political and civil unrest.” – curator Indira Cesarine

Podcast with Fifty Feminist States

Fifty Feminist States is a podcast hosted by Amelia Hruby, a writer, podcaster and academic living in Chicago. She travels to hear these stories and produces each episode herself. Fifty Feminist States is a roadtripping, storytelling podcast featuring feminist activists and artists from all fifty US states. Each episode focuses on a single state, featuring the work of one or more activists and/or artists there to explore a local issue from the lens of gender justice and queer liberation.

Link to podcast: https://www.fiftyfeministstates.com/podcast/new-mexico-2-3

Studio Visit with Amos Eno Gallery

Founded in 1974, Amos Eno Gallery is one of New York City’s longest operating artist-run gallery spaces. As a registered 501(c)3 organization, Amos Eno Gallery provides a full season of exhibits by emerging and mid-career artists working in visual, performance, installation, interactive, and/or digital media/video. Our season is complemented by a diverse series of performances as well as educational and public programs for the New York area. In Spring 2020, Amos Eno Gallery sat down with Rosemary Meza-DesPlas to discuss her unique artist materials for her hand-sewn hair drawings, the purpose of protest, and turning anger into agency. We also found out more about her newest series and the importance of getting in formation.

Link to virtual studio visit: https://youtu.be/XxjmSbds9Mo