Brujas Combines Feminism, Skate Culture + Art

Feminist skate crew and art collective Brujas recently took over East Village venue Performance Space for their “Training Facility” which was part skatepark, part library and part art installation where there were “no cops or cool guys allowed.” The installation was “decked out with skate obstacles, pastel-pink camouflage bleachers, and a library of political theory books (including volumes by Foucault and Malcolm X), the skatepark …

Medusa’s Depictions Through History

Medusa—a monster, a gorgon, a dangerous woman—with her snake hair, is an instantly recognizable subject throughout history. In art, fashion and pop culture, she has been portrayed in countless ways, but around 2,000 years ago Medusa got a makeover: “Her androgynous features were increasingly feminized; mustache stubble was replaced by smooth cheeks, fangs concealed by shapely lips.” This monster was transformed from almost comedically hideous …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NASA's long-lost spacecraft reappears, ice that's solid and liquid, diamond phone screens and more

1. Silent for 13 Years, a NASA Spacecraft Makes Communication The IMAGE spacecraft, an acronym of Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, launched back in March 2000 to observe activity in the Earth’s magnetosphere. It ceased communication with NASA in December 2005. Entirely unexpected and sudden, after years of successful data-gathering, the disappearance was considered quite mysterious. IMAGE was believed to be damaged beyond repair and …

Feminist Comic Books That Changed the Industry

“The history of comics—like all popular art forms—is littered with chauvinism,” explains Artsy, but as the Women’s Liberation movement began to swell in the USA during the 1970s all-women underground comic books began popping up. Countering the misogyny in the industry (both in the pages and off) titles like It Ain’t Me Babe were about, and created by, women. While some of the themes covered …

Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body

Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation

As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world’s institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe) have begun to champion women painters, sculptors, filmmakers and more, there’s still substantial progress required for equality. Through all the art events, festivals, fairs and pop-ups we trekked …