feminism

ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN Exhibition view of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2016
Photo credit: Gunnar Meier Photography

ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN Exhibition view of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2016
Photo credit: Gunnar Meier Photography

ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN Exhibition view of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2016
Photo credit: Gunnar Meier Photography

 Installation View  Portikus  Frankfurt am Main 2013  Photo: Helena Schlichting Courtesy Portikus 

Installation View Portikus
Frankfurt am Main 2013 
Photo: Helena Schlichting Courtesy Portikus 

Poignant eulogies, black feminist humor and expansive installations that ardently express openness, empathy and humaneness. Californian artist Lutz Bacher dodges a signature style in favor of artistic rebelliousness.

 I am an artwork and I am 3 years old ,  2004 Acrylic paint on wall and box Courtesy die Künstlerin und kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York

I am an artwork and I am 3 years old, 2004, acrylic paint on wall and box
Courtesy die Künstlerin und kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York

Lily van der Stokker's wall paintings and installations play on the decorative, the “nice” and the “girly”. Gossip, celebrity friends, and the always-dirty home find a place on the museum's walls, which become a diary full of colourful flowers and clouds. In this way, the artist has developed not only her own approach to image and text but also a feminist strategy: “Nonshouting Feminism” as she calls it.

 Ericka Beckman, Hiatus ,1999/2015, 16mm/HD, colour, sound, dual screen  

Ericka Beckman, Hiatus, 1999/2015, 16mm/HD, colour, sound, dual screen  

The artist Ericka Beckman has been dealing with gender tropes in virtual worlds for over 20 years and pre-empting many contemporary discussions on the topic. With current debates about feminism raging online our writer finds that it’s the perfect time to revisit the CalArts MFA’s oeuvre who presented her characters as subjects in a form of techno-Bildungsroman.

 Daniel Hoesl

Daniel Hoesl

The idiosyncratic, low-budget productions of Austrian filmmaker Daniel Hoesl narrate exemplary disruptions and upheavals with mischievous and post-heroic defiance of standardized milieus. Following eight shorts, Soldate Jeannette is the media arts graduate’s first feature-length film. The film, which has won international awards, revolves around two women, each running away from something, who meet at a countryside bowling alley: Fanni, who hails from the upper middle class, is broke and seeks to escape the strictures of a life ruled by money; Anna, the younger woman, can no longer bear the machismo on the farm.