Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Vali Myers, Wandering Nature Spirit

The word “muse” is a loaded one. It often feels like rhetorical innuendo that elevates a woman while dismissing her, frequently obscuring the muse’s own accomplishments in the process. Artist, dancer, and environmentalist Vali Myers is one such muse whose remarkable life took her from a sleepy Australian upbringing to the Bohemian cafes of post-World […]

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Visions Of Spectral Spinsters And Fantastical Folk: The Art Of Katy Horan

Breathing life into spectral Americana through vivid, female-centric illustrations, paintings and drawings, Katy Horan‘s work is rich in folk history. Informed by years of research into pagan traditions from Appalachian Granny Magic to Hoodoo, Horan centers her art at the crossroads of witchcraft and feminism, depicting the diverse, generative powers of women, with a frequent focus on the aged crone […]

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Conjuring Community With Brooklyn’s Ravenous Craft

Reclaiming the powerful practice of gathering and crafting by hand, Brooklyn’s Ravenous Craft began as seven women who barely knew one another and transformed into a coven that meets once a month to cook, share, create and experiment under a full moon. Inspired to share their ritual of earth-conscious upcycling and communal connection, this tight-knit crew of […]

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Leah Schrager & Lindsay Jones’ THOT-Provoking “Profit-Positive Pu$$y”

Undressing conceptions of femininity, objectification, and power with every self-captured pout and arch of her back, Leah Schrager‘s work is a THOT-provoking synthesis of digital culture, hyper-capitalism and sex positive feminism. In a two woman show at Superchief Gallery Soho that Schrager shares with artist, actor and designer Lindsay Jones, the two creatrixes explore their shared history […]

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Photo Series: Julia Sinelnikova & JJ Brine’s “Alawite State”

This past January, Eva Mueller shot a photo series in Bushwick featuring Vector Gallery collaborators Julia Sinelnikova and JJ Brine. What follows is their artist statement and images from the previously unpublished “Alawite State.” Julia Sinelnikova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture. She serves as The Oracle of Vector Gallery, and […]

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Legacy of the Witch 2: A Manifesta + Artist Lineup

As a mesmeric symbol of female power and persecution, the witch reigns supreme. Her ubiquity in film, fashion, art, and literature is not merely a trend, but speaks to a hunger for archetypes and belief systems beyond patriarchal bounds. Similar to the way the word “slut” is used to police and punish women today, the word “witch” […]

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The F Word: Sexuality, Embodiment and Empowerment in 4th Wave Feminist Art

In 2009, Jessica Valenti heralded the dawn of 4th wave feminism with a supposition: “Maybe the 4th wave is online” the Feministing founder mused. Nearly seven years later, a new incarnation of the century old movement is far less questionable — and yet not entirely uncontested. Navigating this liminal space between 3rd and 4th wave feminism and between IRL […]

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Kate Durbin On Undressing Femininity and The Artistic Integration Of IRL And URL

Writer, curator, artist and cyberfeminist Kate Durbin adroitly undresses femininity and cultural conceptions of womanhood through a seamless integration of IRL and URL. Her interdisciplinary work both challenges and embraces the primacy of pop culture through a haze of glitter, rainbows and the signifiers of innocence. First rising to fame in 2010 with the online journal Gaga Stigmata — a compendium […]

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