Art Fix Friday: April 22, 2016

TIME magazine released their list of the 100 most influential people. Bustle writes, “with 60 men and 40 women, the TIME 100 list is still experiencing a gender gap.” The magazine also highlighted 13 women whose influence exceeds their fame, including Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei and 87-year old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

In a TIME interview, rapper Nicki Minaj gives advice to women and says, “Don’t ever be ashamed to ask for the top dollar in your field.” Jennifer Lawrence writes an essay about Adele and calls the British songstress “an international treasure.” Tina Fey writes a feminist ode to UFC fighter Ronda Rousey. The list also includes actresses Melissa McCarthy, Priyanka Chopra, and Gina Rodriguez—among others.

Front-Page Femmes

The Guardian examines how the death of student Sara Ottens profoundly impacted Cuban American performance artist Ana Mendieta.

Ilma Gore faces a potential lawsuit from Donald Trump’s legal team if her painting of a nude Trump sells.

The Guardian discusses how to buy indigenous Australian art—ethically.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz discusses career advice she received from Queen Elizabeth II.

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. There are also plans for seven more historic female figures to grace the $5 and $10 bills.

ARTnews discusses how artist Lynn Hershman Leeson published art criticism under the guise of three invented personas.

Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts passed away on Sunday at age 90.

“It takes a lot of bravery to be kind,” says Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo.

Slate interviews photographer Amanda Marsalis about Ava DuVernay, gentrification, and directing her first film, Echo.

Barbara Holmes used wood reclaimed from a dump in San Francisco to create a spiraled, site-specific installation.

After tragic news of Prince’s death on Thursday, women artists paid their respects on social media and Slate explored his history of collaboration with women, calling Prince “one of music’s great champions of women.”

Coachella has no female headliners—for the ninth year in a row.

The documentary series, The Ascent of Woman, recognizes feminist trailblazers in an attempt to “retell the story of civilization with women and men side by side for the first time.”

Shows We Want to See

Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at the Imperial War Museums closes this Sunday. The exhibition showcases over 150 images by the war correspondent, alongside Picasso’s portrait of Miller, and her personal correspondence with Condé Nast.

The first major survey of Mona Hatoum’s work in the U.K. is on view at Tate Modern. The Lebanese-born Palestinian artist is best known for adjusting domestic items to “imbue them with a certain lethal horror.”

A new exhibition features Pati Hill’s “delicate, remarkable images, all made on the rather unremarkable IBM Copier II.”

Roz Chast creates a larger-than-life mural in the Museum of the City of New York, for an exhibition of 200 of her drawings titled Cartoon Memoirs.

—Emily Haight is the digital editorial assistant at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Art Fix Friday: October 2, 2015

The MacArthur Fellows Program announced the 24 individuals awarded “genius grants” this year—including nine women. Two prominent U.S. artists, Nicole Eisenman and LaToya Ruby Frazier, received $625,000 in funding over five years.

NPR spoke with Frazier about her work exploring the collapse of the steel industry in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Retelling the town’s history through photos of her own family, Frazier reveals the roles of African-Americans in Braddock’s industry, which had been “overlooked and ignored and erased from the history pages.” As a call for social justice, her work serves as a “human document” of the injustices faced by the working class.

Front-Page Femmes

Moa Karlberg photographs women’s faces in Sweden and Tanzania during the final stages of giving birth.

ARTINFO interviews Tania Bruguera about her new project, The Francis Effect, which confronts issues of immigration by appealing to the pope.

Jerry Saltz asks, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Bad-Boy Artists?” In this Vulture article, Saltz explains that “the art world has never really known what to do with them, mostly responding from fear.”

Flutist Clare Chase “is a model for a new generation of American classical musicians,” writes The New Yorker.

Sound artist Christine Sun Kim rethinks definitions of sound and silence.

A new project invites contemporary women artists to imagine the narratives and voices of characters in Western art’s recurring images of women reading.

International art curator Koyo Kouoh discusses contemporary African Art and the “invisible boundary” of the Sahara.

Hillary Clinton made a “girl power” Spotify playlist. Slate lists more empowering songs by women artists.

Nancy Meyers’s The Intern gets dismissed by male critics as a “chick flick.” The Guardian says, “It’s not unusual for [female filmmakers’] work to receive unduly harsh criticism.”

Screenwriter Julia Hart discusses her work in the feminist Western film, The Keeping Room. Hart enjoys taking “classic tropes that have been dominated by men and turning them around and making them female.”

The Women’s List is an oral history of 50 years of women’s equality told through 15 trailblazing women.

Author Julie Schumacher becomes the first woman to win the Thurber prize for humor writing.

Singer and model Grace Jones releases her memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs.

Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last is a strange version of reality.

New York Magazine shares words of wisdom by 25 famous women writers.

Shows We Want to See

Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta investigates the mostly-forgotten films of the multi-talented feminist artist. artnet says the exhibition “remedies this fractured past, so that the artist can be more than her tragedy.”

Including over 90 works, The Indestructible Lee Miller reveals how Miller’s experience as a model for Vogue and Man Ray influenced her photography.

Mexican Photography: Women Pioneers includes photos from “some of Mexico’s most celebrated photographers, though most are not famous outside the art world.”

—Emily Haight is the digital editorial assistant at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.