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American-Pakistani Artist Qinza Najm Challenges Islamophobia in the West & Smashes Sex Taboos Back Home

Late August, following her impressive #NoHonorKilling performance during Art 511’s flash feminist art exhibition EMINENT DOMAIN, I visited multidisciplinary Pakistani artist Qinza Najm at her studio in Hell’s Kitchen to explore some of the deeper messages in her work. Gender, sexuality and (em)powerment orient her practice, which these days takes […]

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Hospitality & Art is Booming in NYC

Top-notch art events are being held in some of New York City’s most sophisticated hotels. Perhaps, hotels are responding to a host of cultivated New Yorkers with a desire to be surrounded by cutting-edge contemporary art. For artists, it presents a valuable opportunity for exposure — if they are willing […]

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In Conversation With Helen Wewiora

Helen Wewiora became the Director of the Castlefield Gallery in central Manchester at the end of 2016. Here she speaks to Amy Clancy about Manchester’s place in the art world, addressing challenges and a new artistic exchange program. Q. You were born in Manchester and are now at the helm […]

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Alien Armageddon, Empathy & The Vine of the Soul: A conversation with Melanie Bonajo

KC: In your new film Progress vs. Sunsets (2017), you use the voice of children, the next generation, to center some profoundly fresh insights about animal rights, bio-politics, dwindling global resources, ecology, anthropomorphism, and the general welfare of our planet. How did come to work with youth in this way? […]

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IN DEFENSE OF THE LINGA

By KATIE CERCONE “The Last Taboo Is the Penis,” white male dealer John Cheim, one half of Cheim & Read, announced to the art world in 2016 when he organized the group exhibition “The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,” which boasted works by some of the art world’s […]

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From Manchester to NYC: Pankhurst in the Park Salon

The final installment of Alexandra Arts Pankhurst in the Park was a salon-style gathering for artists and art appreciators held at the Last Frontier in Greenpoint. A space stewarded by the Norwegian artist Sol Kjok, Last Frontier is a rustic open space with high ceilings, fixtures for hanging massive works […]

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We Carry Our Mother’s Pain

by KATIE CERCONE “We Carry Our Mother’s Pain” was the comment that lingered in my mind for some time after meeting Rebecca Goyette recently and taking a walk together through Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at MOMA. In my last studio visit with Rebecca in Bushwick, the artist had shown […]

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Feminism is For EVERYONE

It was a languorous mid-summer night in NYC – the streets lulled, people sparse and unhurried – but you wouldn’t know that if you happened upon West 26th St. in West Chelsea on Thursday, July 12. Droves of people from every cross-section of life were crowding the outside of the […]

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EMINENT DOMAIN Opens Thursday

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 […]

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OPEN CALL FOR INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ART EXHIBITION- July 12-14, 2018 in West Chelsea Gallery Distract

EMINENT DOMAIN: A Flash Art Exhibition in the former Robert Miller space in West Chelsea is a curated selection of radical feminist art by female artists, eco-femmes, ghetto brujas, elders, queer/trans artists and other magical gender nomads reclaiming their rightful space in the Art World. We can unpack Feminism here […]

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Sacred Sadism, Gaia’s Cord & The New Matriarchy

by KATIE CERCONE Recently hailed with her partner Themba Alleyne “the first eco-fetishists” by i-d Magazine with the release of their new sex-toy line Sacred Sadism, Genevieve Belleveau is an artist you should know. Her recent body of work traverses the territory of eco-sexuality, bridging new age/ecofeminist discourse and sensibilities with […]

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