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.
16 of the 21 awardees of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s 2018 Arts Writers Grant are women.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
—Becca Gross is the fall 2018 publications and marketing/communications intern at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.