One of my contributors, Chrysanne Stathacos The Rose Mirror Mandala (of three reflections for HHDL)” in “The Temptation of AA Bronson”,Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
One of the best things about doing this blog is the conversation around it. Here is a wonderful reading list of gender-related goodies from friends and Facebookers internationally! Some great stuff.
My awesome colleague, Jeff Abell, who always populates my FB page with both fun and serious items. This is well worth a look: Rare Drag Photos from Kansas City in the 60s
From my Venezuelan colleague, Natalya Critchley—an artist I worked with in Caracas making a book in handmade paper and print called, Pore Awe. (Now on view in the Social Paper exhibition at Columbia College Chicago.) A Spanish critique of JLo, Jennifer Lopez es la lideresa feminista que estábamos esperando
From my high school chum and compatriot who went rollerskating with me in the 80s, Kandice DeSoi Shirley: a feminist parody of the gender dynamics in the Disney film, Frozen
From another Columbia College Chicago colleague, Joan Giroux a woman samurai warrior and the ongoing work of The Representation Project, a powerful new voice in rethinking gender stereotypes.
And yet another wonderful Columbia colleague, Deborah Parr sent this one along, re-think pink: 14 Artworks That Prove Pink is Tough.
From new friend and Columbia College Chicago visiting artist, Chrysanne Stathacos, an incredibly pithy and important review of the (shitty) gender and race politics of the current Whitney Biennial. The Whitney Biennial for Angry Women
A truly loyal former student-now-colleague, Eden Ünülata. He keeps my box poppin’.
1. The invention of housewives as consumers, How Advertising Invented the Housewife
2. JbDubs: I Hate My Job, featuring a parody with men in heels and skivvies.
3. The story of England’s Early Queens, a series called She Wolves
4. The Oppressed Majority, a smart inversion of sexism crafted just for the perps, by Eleonore Pourriat
5. And Marina Abramovic, an artist for whom I have truly complicated feelings. The Marina Abramovic Retirement Fund of America
My oncologist, the amazing and ultracool Regina Stein turned me on to the Mongolian wrestling princess, Khutulun. Truly incredible stuff.
And I leave you with the ultimate in bizarre, coming my way from current Interdisciplinary Arts student, Sid Branca. I honestly don’t have words, just a lot of deep thoughts. The Islamic Sex Cult Supporting Turkey’s Prime Minister
Enjoy, my friends.
Hugs from the Gender Bender Defender
note to self: look at all the things on the post from Mel over at the Gender Assignment Tumblr