Monday, February 26, 2007

Art news

The latest issue of Art News features feminist art and illustrates one of its articles with a photograph by NZ’s Lisa Reihana. The photograph Mahnika 2001 accompanies Phoebe Hoban’s "We're Finally Infiltrating.” Hoban, a regular writer for New York Magazine, is probably best known for her book Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art. The feminist Art News issue focuses on two exhibitions of feminist art. At MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles is Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution curated by Connie Butler. Now Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA, Butler also curated Flight Patterns at the Geffen in 2000, which included work by New Zealanders Laurence Aberhart, Gavin Hipkins, Michael Parekowhai and Yuk King Tan, (it's the handshake thing again). And at the newly opened Sackler Center at the Brooklyn Museum is Global Feminisms. Curated by Sakler Center curator Maura Reilly and art historian Linda Nochlin, this exhibition includes Lisa Reihana. Every artist included was born after 1960. The Sackler Center was gifted by Elizabeth Sackler who also gave Judy Chicago's Dinner Table installation. It was also Sackler who paid for 64 of the 67 artists in the exhibition to attend the opening of Global Feminisms.