Double Trouble: CS and SMW
Shirin Ebadi Notes
EMASCULINISTS, EMASCULINISMS, EMASCULIST, EMASCULISMS
("Double Trouble: CS and SMW")
NOTE: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE OR HAVE ACCESS TO THE CATALOG "DOUBLE TROUBLE: CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN AND SANDS MURRAY-WASSINK" FROM 2001, THERE IS AN OMISSION ADDITION:--:ON PAGE 38 IN 'SELECTED GENERAL INFORMATION RELATED TO EXHIBITION IN ART HISTORICAL CONTEXT'...THIS REFERENCE: THE CATALOGS, "FEMINISTISCHE KUNST INTERNATIONAAL I (STICHTING 'DE APPEL', AMSTERDAM, 1978-1979)" AND "FEMINISTISCHE KUNST INTERNATIONAAL (DEN HAAG, GRONINGEN, DEN BOSCH, MIDDELBURG, ALKMAAR, BREDA, NIJMEGEN, 1979-1981)". THE EXHIBITION "KUENSTLERINNEN/KUNSTLERINNEN INTERNATIONAL 1877-1977" IN FRANKFURT WAS INSPIRATIONAL FOR THE FEMINIST WORKGROUP WHO DID THESE SHOWS, AND A CATALOG WAS PUBLISHED BY THE NEUE GESELLSCHAFT BILDENDE KUNST IN BERLIN IN 1977. WHILE I'M AT IT, A SEMINAL SHOW AND CATALOG MISSING FROM THIS SECTION OF "DOUBLE TROUBLE" LORE IS THE SHOW AND CATALOG (WHICH I AM NOW LOOKING FOR)-- "MAGNA: FEMINISMUS: KUNST UND KREATIVITEIT" ORGANIZED BY VALIE EXPORT AT GALERIE NACHST ST. STEPHAN, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, IN 1975. :+)
**voor de oplettende lezer/for the careful readers: I love receiving messages in my dreambook 'with contact info...'x
Sands Joseph Horwitz Dijks Murray-Wassink born March 17, 1974 Sands Joseph Murray: Topeka, Kansas United States of America 1:50 am. Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands since August 1994. Married to Robin Wassink-Murray--Mr. + Mr.--both men.
Horwitz is Marjorie Horwitz my mother's maiden name her real last name in this last line of patriarchy and Dijks is Robin's mother's maiden name Henny Dijks. Fathers are Ragen Murray and Fred Wassink (Robin's Dad). There's also my younger sister (born 1978) Laura Rebecca Murray and Robin's brother Rene Patrick Wassink (born 1969) and Natasja Jonker my almost sister in law.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT (?)--March 21st, 2003 Amsterdam (fresh 29 yrs. lived)
(written 2000) Statement:(Most/some)American art is normally closed + cagey, just like (most)some Americans (America here refers to citizens of the United States of America). My closest link was to black/ African-America.
(Most/some/all)Americans specialize on + on + further + further + over + over in a panicked attempt at individual independence.
It is important for me to write that I am working in the first instance for myself.
The "sites" list is to provide a list of what I come across, to stimulate research and communication/ dialogue. Site suggestions and comments are welcome, and I will respond if I can (because my life is complicated and is so for everyone in principle, I am wary of making promises I can't keep--but you never know). The website will change with time sporadically.
In trying not to edit, I hope to expose, share, and address strengths and weaknesses in my educational and personal formation as a human being.
"If a woman has a problem and she tells it to a woman, the woman sympathizes. If a woman has a problem and she tells it to a man, he wants to resolve it." Quote about the female and male temperaments from Canadian painter/ singer/songwriter/performer Joni Mitchell in "Border Crossings" Magazine (Canada), issue no. 77, 2001, p.27.
My work is primarily directed at a gay/homosexual/queer white male American, European, and world audience and anyone else who is interested. I cannot claim to speak for everyone and it is important for me to acknowledge this. I cannot even claim to speak for my future self in terms of experience and increased knowledge and perspective on life and art. I am however very interested in the forms of human reality on the earth, even though it is not always easy for me to see beyond myself (and as a corollary not always easy for me to deal with myself and therefore, admittedly, other people and even their artwork). I hope also that what I do will in some way help and affirm people who do not come from my specific background and situation. I do respond most strongly to people and artwork that relate to my own orientation in life. I am not sure but am considering if this will perhaps change in future life years for me.
Anyone who is interested in my work, even though it is made from a specific perspective based on my social reality as an artist and my subjective background, feelings, knowledge and lived experience--anyone who is interested is welcome! This includes those who don't like what they see and read, and can use the work for dialogue and a learning experience. But I do hope in the first instance that the work and website are affirmative for men in similar positions to me and my husband (married for the first time in possible world history in Amsterdam, April 6, 2001)--and men, especially artists, who have had to leave the United States to live their lives to the fullest and enjoy their love interests in life partnership.
I feel intuitively that the problem lies in the United States educational system and media, especially with regard to individual body consciousness and existentialism and the way female sexuality, with regard to females and female intelligence and wisdom, is suppressed. I am convinced that increased visibility of female lesbian, queer and heterosexual-created media products and films and writing (direction, writing of scripts,production), influence in education, and especially increased visibility of female lesbian, queer and heterosexual created products in art--combining specific human background with lived experience, and increased importance of domesticity as a cultural subject and careful deprivatization--will be responsible (almost solely) for the redress in the world order.
The SOLE measure of artistic success is domestic (whatever your domestic situation may be, ANYTHING) and personal success, centeredness, and feeling of personal accomplishment and overcoming of personal challenges. This goes for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Kampala, Johannesburg, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Vladivostock, St. Petersburg, Regina, Toronto, Helsinki, Vienna, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Topeka, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Tucson, Santa Fe, Haifa, Kuala Lumpur, Goa, New Delhi, Dubai, Skopje, and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE WHAT THE ART MEDIA OR COMMUNITY OF CURATORS, DIRECTORS, COLLECTORS, GALLERISTS, ACADEMICS, THEORISTS, ARTISTS, ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC., THINK OR WRITE OR DO OR SAY IF YOU DO NOT FEEL A SENSE OF PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT IN YOUR WORK AND LIFE. ART IS A JOB AND A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE IN YOUR LIFE DO NOT FORGET THIS EVER, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO YOU AND YOUR WORTH THAN MARKET AND PUBLIC SUCCESS AND I CAN ALMOST GUARANTEE THAT IF YOU FEEL A SENSE OF PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT AND THAT YOU'VE BUILT UP A CARING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND PERSONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM AROUND YOU AND WITH YOU IN YOUR OWN ARTISTIC COMMUNITY AND LIFE THAT YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE STAR ALONG WITH MANY MANY OTHERS AND THAT YOU WILL HAVE ROLE MODELS AND BE A ROLE MODEL FOR BUDDING LITTLE PEOPLE. I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT BY HARD EXPERIENCE REALITY AND A FRAGMENTED SHIFT AND PULL TO CLARIFY AND FOCUS MY LIFE. AND DON'T GET ME WRONG, IT IS NOT OVER (THE STRUGGLE) UNTIL IT'S OVER--UNTIL YOU DIE, WHICH IS "SYNCRETIC" WITH LIFE AND NOT SAD, IT'S A CAUSE TO CELEBRATE AND REMEMBER, AS AMALIA MESA-BAINS HAS SAID AND WRITTEN. AND ABOUT COURAGE: YOU COULD BE HIT BY A CAR AND DIE TOMORROW OR TODAY OR IN ONE HOUR OR SO AS COULD I, THIS IS A REASON TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND TRY ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF YOU WANT WHICH DOES NOT CONSCIOUSLY HURT ANYBODY ELSE AND THEN THERE IS NEVER ANY GUILT ONLY LEARNING--THIS INCLUDES PERSONAL AND DOMESTIC LOCAL PROJECTS AS WELL AS REACHING OUT AND CONTACTING PEOPLE IN A GOSSAMER WEB UNCLEAR WHAT THE PURPOSE IS EXCEPT INTRODUCTION AND SHARING LOVE ENERGY IF YOU CAN GLOBALLY. Think about where your work might be in 200 years we will die we are one of many many many where will your work be in 200 years where would you want it to be who is really important to you? art is personal even when political not a general statement (art) at the end of the day. The best trick to give yourself courage in my opinion is to imagine how you would want to be treated in the art community (credit: Marcia Tucker) from a well-intentioned, serious person and remember that in your art contacts and when you want or feel you need to contact someone, and when they contact you. And remember, we all like to be "begged" and told how much we've affected others positively when it is true--you only have one life and time period to say these things most likely. IT SOUNDS OUTDATED PERHAPS BUT I THINK IT MAY BE ETERNAL: TRUST YOUR INSTINCT AND INTUITION THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD TRUE INSTINCT, THE ONES WHO SEEM TO FEEL GUILTY ARE THE ONES TAKING ON TOOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY AND CHALLENGING THEMSELVES AS HUMAN BEINGS. WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SIGHTED IN TERMS OF VISUAL ART? THERE ARE NO CLEAR ANSWERS BUT WITH TRUE LOVE ENERGY STRUGGLING THROUGH LIFE THIS IS WHAT KEEPS US GOING.
THINK ABOUT WHY YOU ARE MAKING ART, TO MEAN SOMETHING DOMESTICALLY TO OTHER HUMANS, NOT FOR MUSEUMS AND OTHER DEAD REPOSITORIES (THEY CAN ONLY HELP PRESERVE) THE MEANING OF YOUR WORK WILL MOST LIKELY BE FELT ON A VERY NORMAL, DOWN TO EARTH, UNEDUCATED, SINGLE SCALE AND THIS FEELING IN YOUR HEART WILL INFORM YOUR WORK. I'M NOT TRYING TO TELL YOU AS IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THIS IS A SHARING OF MY FEELINGS, HOW I WOULD WANT IT TOLD TO ME.
Singular, vital, all-encompassing, crucial, generative artists for me and my contemporary artistic context are and have been: Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke, Adrian Piper, Harmony Hammond, Howardena Pindell, Ana Mendieta, Norma Isaacs, Barbara Hammer, Kate Millett, Maya Deren, Beatrice Wood, Catherine Murphy, Constance Charpentier, Faith Ringgold, Rosalba Carriera, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry, Laura Aguilar, Ester Hernandez, Connie Samaras, Joanne Leonard, Nancy Fried, Deborah Bright, Elizabeth Vignee-Lebrun, Carla Tardi, Fran Winant, Anna Dorothea Lisiewska-Therbusch, Elizabeth Layton, Catherine Opie, Lauren Ewing, Kaucylia Brooke, Gabrielle Capet, Yong Soon Min, JEB, Caterina van Hemessen, Iole de Freitas, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Lorri Mil(l)an & Sha(u)wna Dempsey, Rosa Bonheur, Pena Bonita, Judy Chicago, Cecilia Beaux, Sallie McCorkle, Vija Celmins, Sandra de Sando, Eva Hesse, Reeva Potoff, Hollis Sigler, Artemisia Gentileschi, Nathalie Houtermans, Tamara de Lempicka, Irene Siegel, Carol Myers, Kathe Kollwitz, Amber York, Rachel Ruysch, Angelica Kauffman, Catherine Yass, Marie Bashkirtseff, Camille Billops, Women of the Calabash, Barbara Zucker, Judith Leyster, Carolina Lawson, Vanessa Bell, Barbara, Nous Faes, Gabriele Munter, Ivona, Elaine Reichek, Sofonisba Anguissola, Christiane Mobus, Lydia Lunch, Yayoi Kusama, Kiki Smith, Mme. Moreau, Janey Morris, May Morris, Gon Buurman, Mary Moser, Mukhina, Mlle. Navarre, Suor Plautilla Nelli, Jacoba Maria van Nikkelen, Mlle. Ozanne, St. Catherine de'Pazzi, Margaretta Angelica Peale, Catherine Perrot, Anita Pollizer, Isabelle Quattrepomme, Suor Barbara Ragnoni, Marie Therese Reboul, Muriel Magenta, Claire Westhoff Rilke, Elizabeth LeMoine, Marietta Robusti, Onorata Rodiani, Barbara Zucker, Cornelia Rombouts, Properzia de' Rossi, Sue Williams, Aletta de Jong, Franciska Clausen, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Joan Brown, Elke Krystufek, Erika Rothenberg, Helena Rouers, Anna Elizabeth Ruysch, Melissa Moreton, Marguerite Gerard, Charleen Touchette, Margherita Caffi, Urban Bush Women, Marlo Broekmans/Diana Blok, Eunice Golden, Marie Eleonore Godefroid, Madame Gres, Yvonne van de Griendt, Marie Menken, Miriam Schapiro, Brigida Baltar, Lucia Anguissola, Marjorie Murray, Joyce Wieland, Roni Horn, Margaretha de Heer, June Wayne, Elizabeth Catelett, Frida Kahlo, Lee Krasner, Charley Toorop, Francoise Duparc, Hanne Darboven, Laura Murray, Cynthia Maughan, Pat Lasch, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Linda Matalon, Marie Anne Loir, Emma Amos, Su Friedrich, Joan Jonas, Nataliia Sergeevna Goncharova, John Coplans, Carla Williams, Mary Patten, WAC (Women's Action Coalition), Linda Goode Bryant, Sarah Van Ouwerkerk, Dorothy Cross, Janet Olivia Henry, Marlo Thomas, Ariadne Urlus, Gretchen Bender, Giovanna Garzoni, Sophie Rivera, Ellen Lanyon, Lorrie Fredette, Free to be You and Me, Mollie Katzen, Ann Wilson, Moosewood Cookbook, Betty LaDuke, Margo Machida, Rhodessa Jones, Maureen Gallace, Hannah Hoch, New Langston Arts Gallery San Francisco, Joan Hotchkis, Romaine Brooks, Lady Betsie Bubbles, Elizabeth Catlett, Helen De Mott, Natalie Barney, Chick Strand, Laura Gilpin, Eva Gonzales, Adelaide Labille-Guiard, Christine Oatman, Nina Kuo, Jeanne Silverthorne, Marina Gutierrez, Edith Hayllar, Kate Bush, Dorothea Rockburne, Maren Hassinger, Graziella Tomasi, Barbara Linkevitch, Alexandra Exter, Isabel Bishop, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, June Leaf, Gil and Moti, Yolanda Lopez, Charlemagne Palestine, Adrienne Marie Grandpierre-Deverzy, Judith Brodsky, Nancy Graves, Elizabeth Murray, Renee Turner, Marie Laurencin, Giulia Lama, Athena Tacha, Yvonne Jacquette, Gwen John, Tee A. Corinne, Gunvor Nelson, Zoe Leonard, Cecile Abish, Judith F. Baca, Jody Pinto, Suzanne Lacy, Loren MacIver, Candida Alvarez, Nicole Eisenman, Joyce Kozloff, Angela Rusch, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Lynda Benglis, Marie Genevieve Bouliar, Ketty La Roca, Louise, Sue Coe, Judy Williams, Alice Trumbull Mason, Jeanne Philiberte Ledoux, May Stevens, Sylvia Mangold, Faith Adams, Dorothy Wiley, Jolene Rickard, Marc Rapp, Hortense, Antoinette Cecile Haudebourt-Lescot, Rita Myers, Christy Rupp, Patricia Johanson, Rosemary Mayer, Marie Victoire Lemoine, Horodner Romley Gallery NYC, Mira Schor, Michelle Stuart, Sonia Delaunay, Clara Peeters, Maureen Connor, Janet Cooling, Marie Guillemine Benoist, Lucrina Fetti, Barbara Zucker, Buffie Johnson, Howardena Pindell, Isolde Wawrin, Renee Nahum, Lili Lakich, Rosemarie Castoro, Claire Prussian, Bailey Doogan, Henry Ossawa Turner, Deborah Kass, Susan Unterberg, Lavinia Fontana, Anne Noggle, Susan Hall, Anna Sjodahl, Paula Tavins, Sarah Miriam Peale, Kay Miller, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Lady Elizabeth Butler, Suzanne Wenger, Mary Beth Edelson, Annie Sprinkle, Robin Kaiser, Jan, Meret Oppenheim, Ruth Vollmer, Fede Galizia, Joseph Kramer, Rona Pondick, Mayken Verhulst, Mme. Vien, Charlotte Vignon, Caterina dei Vigri, Jemima Stehli, Zofia Kulik, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Lilian Nabulime, Eltje de Vlieger, Gertruida van Wassenbergh, Nell Blaine, Michaelina Wautiers, Jane Wilson, Marianne von Werefkin, Maria Weris, Alida Withoos, Sylvie Zijlmans, Patience Lovell Wright, Caterina Ykens, Una Henry, Marguerite Zorach, Linda Montano, Joan Semmel, Louise Abbema, Pauline Oliveros, Nancy Spero, Emily Mary Osborn, Ilona Granet, Marja Samsom, Anne Gauldin, Gina Pane, Maria Roosen, Scarlot Harlot aka Carol Leigh, Friederike Perzold, The Peppers, Laurie Anderson, Ninon Liotet, Meridel Rubinstein, Elizabeth, Ellen Wise, Geena Davis, Jerri Allyn, Beverly Johnson, VALIE EXPORT, Sandra Payne, Jenny Saville, Joanne Seltzer, Tomie Arai, Maya Lin, Brenda Miller, Yoko Ono, Eleanor Antin, Maria Pask, Nancy Azara, Lorraine O'Grady, Valda Setterfield, Renee Kool, Valerie Jaudon, Yael Davids, Valerie Soe, Claude Cahun, Lidwien van de Ven, Leonor Fini, Charmaine Wheatley, Denise Lewis, Christine Tamblyn, Vivian E. Brown, Amy Greenfield, Moniek Toebosch, Jean Shin, Orlan, Jacki Apple, Cyndi Lauper, Nancy Kitchel, Kay WalkingStick, Sophie Guillemard, Hung Liu, Guda, Joan Mitchell, Katrina Daschner, Anne Genevieve Greuze, Joni Mitchell, Ruth Consemuller, Jessica Hayllar, Jane Hammond, Dusty Springfield, Leonora Carrington, Grace Jones, Catherine Duchemin, Theresa Concordia Mengs, Yvonne Rainer, Herrade of Landsberg, Don Bachardy, Anna Dughet, Maguerite Le Compte, Lee Bontecou, Kay Sage, Catherina van Knibbergen, Jenny Holzer, Marion Greenwood, Claudia Liechty, Nancy Angelo, Constance Mayer, Katherine Maynors, Rachel Rosenthal, Renae Tyson Geraci, Marcia, Nina, Betsy Damon, Lydia Schwartz, Cecilia Vicuna, Marie de Sainte-Katherine, Millie Wilson, Gloria Estefan, Riva Lehrer, Marie Anne Collot, Fran Compagnone, Susanne Maria von Sandrart, Becky Holland, Kirsten Justesen, Maria Sibylla Merian, Cynthia Carlson, Charles Abramson, Ann Mandelbaum, Margaretha van Godewyck, Pat Califia, Anne Seymour Damer, Suzanne Duchamp, Suzanne de Court, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Monique, Annie Lennox--Tourists--Eurythmics, Judith Bernstein, Felicita Sartori, Alice Adams, Frances Macdonald, Emily Mason Kahn, Intar Gallery NYC, Lucrezia Scarfaglia, Diana Ghisi Scultore, Serebriakova, Valentina Semonovna Serova, Eugenie Serviere, Marie Catherine Silvestre, Anna Maria Sirani, May Stevens, Barbara Sirani, Clara Skeysers, Ann Smiter, Antoinette Stella, Claudine Stella, Francoise Bouzonnet Stella, Varvara Stepanova, Alice Barber Stephens, Gunta Stolzl, Annie Louisa Swynnerton, Maria Theresa Thielen, Thomasse, Timarete, Antonia Ucello, Nanine Vallain, Caroline de Valori, Nan Goldin, Louise Moillon, Kate Hayllar, Marlow Moss, Mother Art, Anna Claypole Duncan, Anni Albers, Jill Brienza, Whitney, Berthe Morisot, Aimee Duvivier, Mary Beale, Dame Laura Knight, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Gabriele Munter, Maria van Oosterwyck, Mary Hayllar, Oprah Winfrey, Susan Mogul, Patricia Cronin, Ende, Gerti Bierenbroodspot, Nancy Holt, Carrie Mae Weems, Pat Oleszko (spel?), Merry Davis, Cosi Fanni Tutti (spel?), Sherry Brody, Lorenzo Pace, Mary Jean Kenton (Anne Chapman Scales), Liz Hoffmeister, Maria Ellenrieder, Muriel Magenta, Barbara Longhi, Ulrike Ottinger, Tanya Dashevsky, Barbara Kruger, Karen Heagle, Harriet Black, Just Above Midtown Gallery NYC, Simone Leigh, Caterina de'Ginnasi, Virginie Demont-Breton, Claricia, Ree Morton, Yeheved Weinfeld, Margareta Haverman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ellen Cantor, Karla Eberhart, Katherine Drinker, Dyke Action Machine, Susan Horenbout, St. Hildegarde von Bingen, Natalie Micas, Robin Kasson, Betye Saar, Anastaise, Chris Rush, Kelly Mark, Alison Saar, Diane Arbus, Benita Koch-Otte, Josefa D'Obidos, Emmy Hennings, Helene Aylon, Lenore Chinn, Marie Suzanne Giroust-Roslin, Juana de la Hu, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Laura Herford, Shawnee Wollenman, Elena Nobo, Lily Tomlin, Iaia, Madame de Mirbel, Irene, Irene of Spilimbergo, Marjorie Strider, Gisela, Kathy Vargas, Megan Laing, Anna Jannsens, Mrs. Sophie Anderson, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Nicola Tyson, Tommasina del Fiesco, Marie Jacobe van Merle Godefroy, Rebecca Perrin, Clenisse, Karen, Lisa Jones, Chantal Akerman, Feminist Art Institute NYC, Betty Smith, Felicia McGlory, Barbara Krafft, Kathy Prendergast, Georgia O'Keefe, Jean Shin, Julia Kunin, Henrietta Johnston, Marquise de Gauret, Dianne Brill, Doris Lee, Rosina Lisiewska-de Gasc, Cynthia Mailman, Jay + Spence, Alice Aycock, Angelique Mongez, Tracey Emin, Wings, Faith Wilding, Eva Lansberry, Anna Maria Anguissola, Elena Anguissola, Asiba Tupahache, Louise Nevelson, Laurance James, Patricia Ortega, Susan Silton, Sarah Lucas, The Wiz, Marlene Dumas, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Joan Snyder, Jan Dibbets, Louise Fishman, Lady Diana Beauclerk, Marguerite Bahuche, Melissa Meyer, Joyce Scott, Dottie Attie, Howardena Pindell, Jackie Winsor, Unica Zuern, Roswitha Baumeister, Sanja Ivekovic, Francoise Madeleine Basseporte, Nikki Cavanaugh, Morrissey, The Smiths, Bauhaus, Bonnie Sherk, Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye, Zoie, Lorna Simpson, Bonnie Greer, Clarissa T. Sligh, Jane Freilicher, The Golden Girls, JIMMIE DURHAM, Paloma, Agnes Martin, Lenore Tawney, Pat Ward Williams, Noah Jemison, Heresies Magazine, Tubular Bells, Rebecca Kimbrell, Margaret French, Jun Yang, Meryl Streep, Barbara Naegelin, Penny Siopis, Judith Duesberg, Tina Turner, Susie Jaramillo, G.B. Jones, Dianne Wiest, Candice Breitz, Howardena Pindell, Florence Dwyer, Senga Nengundi, Michelle Rippe, Madonna, Suzanne McClelland, Agnes Denes, Martha Rosler, Suzanne Wright, Bhupen Khakar, Jean Bass, Florine Stettheimer, Betty Parsons, Johanna Demetrakas, Chrysalis Magazine, Marisol, Rachel Bas-Cohain, Grace Hartigan, David Powell, Kay Lawal, Yoko Ono, Sophie Tauber-Arp, Barbara McCullough, Terry Winters, Cher, Paul Laufer, Liubov Serbeevna Popova, Cynthia Carlson, Robert Gober, Agnes Tait, Terry Wolverton, Kathy Acker, Veronica Webb, Susan Penelope Rosse, Howardena Pindell, Holly Hughes, Luigi Ontani, Dorothea Tanning, Nancy Buchanan, Mary Cassatt, Janice Chazdon, Sas Colby, Julie Zando, Lila Cabot Perry, James Luna, Mary J. Blige, Collier Schorr, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Becky, Beci Holland, Sophie Cheron, Levina Teerlinc, Elisabeth Chaudet, Richard Tuttle, Pat Steir, Barbara McCullough, Mlle. Carreaux de Rosamond, The Jeffersons, Vesna Mladenovic, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Tessa Boffin, Nadezhda Andreevna Udaltsova, Eliza Bridell-Fox, Houston Conwill, Karen Finley, Nayland Blake, Pam Butler (Good Girl Project), Jo Spence, private teachers, Plautilla Bricci, Valerie Solanas, Emma Amos, John Hiebert, Jayne Parker, Ernesto Pujol, Howardena Pindell, Mamie van Doren, Lia & Dan Perjovschi, Mark Kostabi, Crystal Waters, Susan Hiller, Minna Citron, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova, Dee-Lite, Ginevra Cantofoli, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary Miss, Nancy Dwyer, Lilly Martin Spencer, Kathy Grove, Gloria Steinem, Kay Sage, Ilene Segalove, Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, Sesame Street, Mimi Smith, Penny Arcade, Marie Genevieve Brossard de Beaulieu, Suor Luisa Capomazza, Suzanne Valadon, Alice Carmillion, Emily Carr, Martha Wilson, Elisabetta Sirani, Suor Maria Eutrasia Benedetti, Patsy Norvell, Ida Applebroog, Martine Sitbon, Yasmin Le Bon, Otti Berger, Amy O'Neill, Marie Blancour, Anne Vallayer-Coster, Ruby Wax, The Spice Girls, Mme. Villers, Dana Hamrick, Lucienne Bloch, Ragen Murray, Anne Rosalie/Filleul Bocquet, Simone Forti, Kseniya Boguslavskaya, Genevieve de Boulogne, Madeleine de Boulogne, Bourgot, Mary Breakell, Louise Breslau, and on and on and on and on.
Gay male influences: Robin Wassink-Murray, Henrik Olesen, AA Bronson, Matthias Herrmann, Tim Miller, Moshekwa Langa, Jim Clark (American, living in Amsterdam), Quentin Crisp, Julian Clary, John Fleck, Minor White, George Platt Lynes, Arthur Tress, Paul Cadmus, Brian Buczak, Simon Leung, Thierry Mugler, Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead), Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Jared French, Ray Johnson ("Paper Snake", etc., etc.), personal relationships, Michael Diana, intimate relationships, sexual relationships, Charles Ludlum, Jack Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jeff Stryker, Rainer Fetting, Chad Douglas, Freddie Mercury, Aiden Shaw, Doug Jeffries, Anthony Gallo, Drew Andrews, Bas Meerman, Patrick Kelly, Joseph Cornell, Christian Detlefsen, Cerith Wyn Evans, Robin Wassink-Murray, David Spada, Lyle Ashton Harris, Kenneth Anger, Gelatin, Charles Atlas (filmmaker NYC), Marc Siegel/Berlin, Albert Mol, David Medalla, Michael Moore, Kevin Williams, Urs Luethi, David Robilliard, Luigi Ontani, Anthony Gallo, Roy Lichtenstein, Attila Richard Lukacs, Theatre of the Ridiculous, Bjarne Melgaard, Heather Bisantz, Heather Bizoe, Dennis Nilsen, AM & B-K, Charles Henri Ford, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Marsden Hartley, Paul Thek, Salome, Emmanuel Cooper, Christopher Edwards, Boy George O'Dowd, Yane Calovski, Chip Daniels (Centaur Films), Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paul (Pavel) Tchelitchew, Eric Smith, Charles Demuth, LEIGH BOWERY, Michael Moon, Arjan Ederveen, Thomas Allen Harris, Twan Janssen, Geoff Hendricks, Martin Margiela, Cy Twombly, Randy Spears, Brian Dawn Chalkley, John Waters, Bruce La Bruce, Henry Scott Tuke, Roland Tavel, Delmas Howe, Joseph Kramer, David Hockney, Matthew Stradling, Robert Kushner, Michel Journiac, Magnus, Hirschfeld, Francis Bacon, Azzedine Alaia, Jean Daniel Cadinot, Robert Rauschenberg, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Giorgio Ronna, Derek Jarman, Jeffrey Weeks, Dennis Altman, Toby Hayse, Scott O'Hara, Slava Mogutin, Pavel Tchelitchev, Ron Athey, Jasper Johns, Alistair McCartney, Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Forrest Bess, Trevor Adams, Derek Jarman, Joey Williams, Adrian Proctor, Alfonso Ossario, Rosa von Praunheim, Nick Wurtz, Gregg Bordowitz, Jean Cocteau, Rob Birza, Vincent Fecteau, Claude Montana, Tariq Alvi, Glenn Ligon, David Wojnarowicz, Keith Haring, Jimmy Sommerville and on and on and on and on.
Crucial art critics, historians and writers: Arlene Raven, Elke aus dem Moore, Cassandra Langer, Joanna Frueh, Eunice Lipton, Monique Wittig, Luce Irigaray, Mary Daly, Marija Gimbutas, Sadie Plant, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Merlin Stone, Dianne Brill, Joseph Kramer, Germaine Greer, Jospeh Campbell, Cocteau Twins, Anne Higonnet, Diana Gisolfi, Edwin Mullins, John Berger, Jill Johnston, Carol Duncan, Michael Moore, Howardena Pindell, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter, The Three Bronte Sisters, Anne M. Wagner, Natalie Boymel Kampen, Robert Horwitz, Katy Deepwell, Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ellen Cantor, Klaus Theweleit, Mary D. Garrard, Marsha Meskimmon, Margaret D. Carroll, Michele Wallace, Harmony Hammond, Corinne Robins, Frederikke Hansen, Kathrin Rhomberg, Helen Langa, Norma Broude, Faye Hirsch, Christine Mitchell Havelock, My Bloody Valentine, Helene Cixous, Nancy Luomala, Charlotte Bunch, Tamar Garb, Leonard Horwitz, Dian Fossey, Madlyn Millner Kahr, Jane Goodall, Judith K. Brodsky, Elizabeth Loftus, Harry Hay, Patricia Simons, (Sarah) Margaret Fuller, Marcel Proust, Arthur Rimbaud, Allen Ginsberg, Jo Anna Isaak, Marilynn Lincoln Board, Debra Wacks, Nicole Broussard, Electronic, Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Griselda Pollock, Kathy Wentrack, Yael Even, Ulli Beier, Judy Chicago, Dr. Proctor, Larry Smith, Frima Fox Hofrichter, William Olander, Margaret R. Miles, Douglas Crimp, Moira Roth, RuPaul, Stuart Timmons, Sappho, Patricia L. Reilly, Bob Marley, Mary Ann Caws, Gertrude Stein, Henry Kraus, Linda Nochlin, Wilhelm Reich, Mary Ann Caws, Vincent Scully, Janice Helland, Lucy Lippard, Alessandra Comini, Dr. Schorer, Hart Crane, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Gene Murray, Judith Barry, Ann Sexton, Svetlana Alpers, Ross Chambers, Suzann Boettger, Yolanda M. Lopez, Peter Brooks, Phyllis Chesler, Julianne Johnson, Maxine Murray, Martin Duberman, Christina Thurmer-Rohr, David Wojnarowicz, Claire Richter Sherman, Maryse Holder, Jean Genet, Jane Blocker, Whitney Chadwick, Patricia Mainardi, Dennis Altman, Judith E. Stein, Carl F. Stychin, Lisette Smits, Lilian Zirpolo, Jack Smith, Wayne Koestenbaum, Norman Sjoman, Rona Goffen, Jim Clark, Marsie Scharlatt, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, Carrie Rickey, Sunil Gupta, Hannah Wilke, Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Tat(a)yana Dostoyevsky, Adrian Piper, Lynne Green, Djuna Barnes, Daniel Cameron, Catrin Lundquist, Nathalie Sarraute, Lise Vogel, Josephine Withers, Marcel Vos, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Judith Halberstam, June Horwitz, Wendy Chapkis, Linda Weintraub, Gloria Feman Orenstein, Mike Oldfield, Simon Watney, Walt Whitman, Moira Roth, Dominique Nahas, Anja Meulenbelt, Matthew Stradling, Bette Smith, Dorothy Murray, Carolee Schneemann, Margaret McInroy, Evie Blakemore, Veronica Slater, Virginia Woolf, Cherry Smyth, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, Mariette Dolle, Lorraine Hansberry, Dorothee Richter, Gilbert + George, Helena Reckitt, Kathy Acker, Peggy Phelan, Jennifer Segrest, Richard Dellamora, Anna Tilroe, Katrina Rolley, Judith Wilson, Homer, Robin Morgan, Martin S. Weinberg, Rosi Braidotti, Faith Wilding (also her art), Angela Carter, Richard A. Kaye, Sylvia Plath, Ella Shohat, Ann Sutherland Harris, Saskia Bos, Vicki Schmidt, Kate Chopin, Howardena Pindell, Lawrence Steger, Howardena Pindell, Robert Farber, Dore Ashton, Wies Smals, de appel (70's), Laura Cottingham, Judy Chicago, Lorraine O'Grady, David Leddick, Angie Marks, Jay + Spence, Oscar Wilde, Suzana Milevska, Fran Lebowitz, Teresa de Lauretis, Barbara Maria Stafford, Alan Sondheim, Phyllis Rosser, Ute Meta Bauer, Hermine Freed, Will McBride, Alan P. Bell, Jay Koh, Eleanor Heartney, Rudi Fuchs, Rachel Laclair, Jenny Hsu, Bojana Pejic, Josine de Bruyn Kops, Tony Butcher, Yuleyka Lantigua, Klaus Gerhart, New Order, Phil Braham, Andrea Liss, Mariska van den Berg, Jane Harris, Joan Finney, Shifra Goldman, Reina Lewis, Sadie Lee, Cecile Beurdeley , Angela Y. Davis, Sande Zeig, Ine Gevers, Robyn Greenstone, The Cure, Leanne Shapton, Liesbeth Brandt Corstius, Emmanuel Cooper, Chicago, Jonathan Weinberg, Susie Bright, Kris Bruner, Jill Posener, Iciar de la Fuentes, Quentin Crisp, Andrea Guillen Lerma, Christopher Isherwood, Laura Murray, Marjorie Murray, Ragen Murray, Wendy Leeks, Judith Butler, James Saslow, Thais E. Morgan, Jonathan Katz, Iris Moore, Antonin Artaud, Aphra Behn, Alice Walker, all artists above and on and on and on and on.
Coming: Importance and description of learning and maintaining work/life routine and importance of relaxation time, rest of life and character development. Being artist a part of the whole, a job, a conscious choice, not a calling.
Questions: Sentimentality, Nostalgia, Revision, Self-construction, Self-promotion and the artist talented singular passionate committed understanding and engaged with a unique history and good at their job--and personal striving and pain, sharing.
Life changing power and equalizing vital potential in world: Lesbians, Lesbians, Lesbians, Lesbian, Lesbian, Lesbian, Lesbian, Lesbian, lesbian, lesbian, lesbian, lesbians, lesbians, lesbians!, lesbians!, lesbians!, lesbian!
"Anti-Demeter (The More I Give the More You Steal/The More You Give the More I Need)", Carolee Schneemann in "Mother Journeys: Feminists Write About Mothering", editors Maureen T. Reddy,Martha Roth, Amy Sheldon, Spinster's Ink 1994, Minnesota.
"NEW FEMINIST CRITICISM: ART-IDENTITY-ACTION" EDITED BY JOANNA FRUEH, CASSANDRA L. LANGER AND ARLENE RAVEN, COPYRIGHT 1994 ICON EDITIONS (IMPRINT OF HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, INC. NYC)
"FEMINIST ART CRITICISM: AN ANTHOLOGY" EDITED BY JOANNA FRUEH, ARLENE RAVEN AND CASSANDRA LANGER, UMI RESEARCH PRESS MICHIGAN 1988 AND ICON EDITIONS/HARPERCOLLINS NYC 1991
Mira Schor, "Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture", 1997 Duke University Press
'definition of feminist art' (non-hegemonic) in
"Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art, and the Martial Arts", TSL Press (Time and Space Limited Press), New York City, 1984, p. 99:::
"Feminism is the political analysis of the experience of being a woman in patriarchal culture. The main problem is that both the art establishment and the feminist community approach feminism as an aesthetic or a style.
But feminism is not an esthetic.
It is the political analysis of the experience of being a woman in patriarchal culture. This analysis becomes a state of mind, a way of being and thinking when it is reflected in one's life.
It can be articulated in art, and the art itself can in turn contribute to the process of analysis and consciousness.
If art and life are connected, and if one is a feminist, then one must be a feminist artist--that is, one must make art that reflects a political consciousness of what it means to be a woman in patriarchal culture.
The visual form this consciousness takes varies from artist to artist."
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