ART511MAG PRESENTS: EMINENT DOMAIN EXHIBITION – A DYNAMIC, INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ART EXHIBITION IN THE HEART OF THE WEST CHELSEA GALLERY DISTRICT curated by Katie Cercone.
In response to the International Women’s Movement that has captivated the Worldwide Collective Conscious and Unconsciousness of so many people, ART511 Magazine has acted and is presenting a groundbreaking collection of radical feminist artists from around the World.
A 3-day affair featuring the artworks of over 90 radical feminist artists from around the world. Featured artists include Marilyn Minter, Kate Gilmore, Lotte Karlsen, Vei Darling, Go! Push Pops, Nancy Azara, ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Alma Rayner, Kayla De La Cruz, Andrei Jewell, Selena Mohr, Qinza Najm, Anna FC Smith, Carol-Anne McFarlane, D’nae Harrison, Kelley Donahue, Louise Marler, Moréna Espiritual, Jalese Ayana, Kate Davis, Sol Kjok, Sophie Staerk, Kelly Shaw Willman, Jade de LaFleur, Kello Goeller, Yunxuan Huang, Zohra Amarta Shah, Madison Steele, Alicia Angel, Katie O. Artz, Destiny Molina, Naghmeh Navabi, Rachael Uhlir, Marcia Cooper, Kamilia Harchi, Ellie Barrett, Astrid Da Silva, Jessica Caponigro, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Cassie Wagler, Bibi Flores, Isabella Mellado and Sarah Beckwith among others.
The exhibition concludes Saturday, July 14 with an aerial performance by Autumn Kioti & Katy Gunn 12:30pm and a moderated panel discussion titled: Women in the Arts – Sisterhood & Sustainability, 1-3pm comprised of a diverse cross-section of thought leaders in the International Art World playing the fluid roles of curator, organizer/activist, gallerist, artist and arts administrator. The panelists include Lotte Karlsen, (Alexandra Arts), Kate Gilmore (Guggenheim Fellow ’18), Kristen Dodge (SEPTEMBER gallery), Vei Darling, (Artist/ Activist) and Hein Koh (Artist/Curator), moderated by Katie Cercone.
EMINENT DOMAIN, a 3-day flash exhibition of intersectional feminist art opens Thursday, July 12th, with an opening reception art party from 6-10 p.m. in the former Robert Miller Gallery space at 524 West 26th St. The reception involves performances by Kelly Shaw Willman, Leyla Daze, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Leopoldo Bloom, ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS High Prieztezz Or Nah & UNDAKOVA, Jade de LaFleur “PSYCHOpop,” Victoria Gibson, Qinza Najm, Siw Laurent, Carol Scavotto and Elena Kendall-Aranda.
Addressing the white male western canon’s discourse drawing from exploiting, misrepresenting and objectifying female bodies and the racial/sexual Other, EMINENT DOMAIN overtakes a major white box space in the heart of the commercial art world with a militantly utopic “flash flood” of new media, live performance and traditional visual art of every size and stripe, washing away old, derogative archetypes to tell another story about Art, ritual, community and the divine feminine mysteries.
“Artists from all over the globe contributed works of all mediums during a historical moment characterized by the rise of the feminine in all aspects of life, culture and industry. A hand-picked selection of painting, collage, new media, mixed media, video, performance and installation tackle complicated and culturally nuanced issues including sexual violence and abuses against women the world over, xenophobia, body/fat politics, race, sisterhood, the archetypal feminine, colonialism, sex tourism, white supremacy, ageism, religion, gender, sacred art, environmental devastation and repair. Poignant, juicy, sensual, cleverly bittersweet, darkly militant and profoundly magical – whether demanding our horror undivided, reframing an outmoded world view or simply whetting our appetite for a more righteous era of equality and justice – these works engage in challenging, transnational, intersectional dialogue, smash stereotypes and rush boundaries.” – Katie Cercone, curator
EMINENT DOMAIN was an impulse seeded by Art 511 Mag’s partnership with the Manchester, UK-based Alexandra Arts collective. This Spring, Art 511 Mag and Alexandra Arts teamed up to produce a limited edition 74-page full-color print commission celebrating International Women’s Day and the centenary for UK women’s suffrage (funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND) for the 2018 Pankhurst in the Park season.
The edition, available as a free download online here, features critical essays, interviews and artworks by Marilyn Minter, Narcissister, Melanie Bonajo, Samantha Conlon (Bunny Collective), Go! Push Pops and Ekua Bayunu among others. Included in this curated selection is film stills from the infamous performance artist Narcissister’s first original feature film Organ Player, which reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death, also a 2018 selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Marilyn Minter’s BUSH painting gracing the back cover is part of a series partially inspired by a set of photos which were the result of a 2014 photography commission Minter attempted to complete for Playboy magazine. Minter’s editorial was rejected by Playboy for its depiction of women’s pubic hair au natural, and later became a book and subject of the paintings included in our special women’s issue. Meanwhile a narrative photo essay by Bunny Collective director Samantha Conlon explores the relationship between illness, the medical industrial complex and women’s agency.
As Alexandra Arts director Lotte Karlsen and Amy Clancy outline in the forward: “The art world still bows to a model created by white European men. The top three museums in the world, the British Museum, the Louvre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have never had female directors. Female artists earn less on average than their male counterparts and make up a fraction of the work in permanent exhibitions and auction market. It’s not enough to be good at their game or even the best; it’s rigged. So, it’s time to devise our own, not just for and by women, but in collaboration with all those whose voices, opportunities and rights are stifled.”
In this spirit, EMINENT DOMAIN is a guerrilla exhibition mounted in the global art epicenter of the world which boldly carries the torch for alternative models promoting the power, equality, magic, pleasure, creative self-expression and financial freedom of women, people of color, and gender non-conformers.
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Our sponsors: West Chelsea Building LLC and Gloria Naftali, who have graciously provided the spacious venue to present this extraordinary collection of art by feminist artists in the world: We are ever so grateful for the support to make this exhibition possible.
Additional sponsors of EMINENT DOMAIN include Alexandra Arts, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL, PANKHURST IN THE PARK, Public Arts Squad Project, Signature Spirits Group LLC, Miolo Wine Group, Tambour Original Sodabi, Chopper Kings Beer Company, SmuttyNose Brewing Company and others.