Issue 2

Art Attack!

Our virtual art museum, curated by LGBTQ+ women.

Art Attack Gallery: 100 Queer Women Artists In Your Face

100 works of art by 100 queer artists to kick off Art Attack month. Representative of many medias and many nations and many brains.

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Artist Attack! Judy Chicago Invites You to the Dinner Party

Feminist artist Judy Chicago will be dining with Sojourner Truth.

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Artist Attack! Gran Fury Wants to Know When Was the Last Time You Cried

“We decided to just go bare bones and say how we felt.”

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Artist Attack! Diane Arbus Is The Live Grenade

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”

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Artist Attack! Laurel Nakadate Knows What She’s Getting Herself Into

” Most of the things we desire are things that can destroy us.”

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Art Attack: 10 Websites For Looking at Pictures All Day

I don’t wanna work, I just wanna look at art/design/photo blogs all day.

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Artist Attack! LTTR Is Here to Reconstitute a New Team Under An Old Threat

“We’re getting up and on the go with no finish line and I like it.”

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Art Attack! Hide/Seek Tells Half the Story

This provocative and important exhibit is worth your time — even if it sorta leaves you out.

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Simone Meltesen and the Alternative Girlhood Narrative

Simone creates elaborately detailed, surreal coastal landscapes that are populated by a utopian society of adolescent feral girls. You’ll really like this.

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Artist Attack! Ivana Is a Self-Taught Force of Nature and Tattoos

A self-taught Slovakian-born tattoo artist whose surreal designs and use of colour will blow your mind.

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Artist Attack! Gluck Was Subverting Gender Norms Before It Was A Thing

If you’d been a lesbian art-lover in 1920’s London, you might have known this woman, sometimes called Timothy, sometimes called Peter.

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Artist Attack! Boom For Real, Jean-Michel Basquiat Was Here

“A runaway, Basquiat bummed around in epic fashion, living in boxes and on the dance floors of crowded clubs, before Giuliani sterilized New York City, when it was still just as raw and vibrant as the people in it.”

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Artist Attack! Yoko Ono is My Hero and I’m Not Sorry

It’s this moment where one has to look around and think, “Yoko Ono has given everyone this huge gift.”

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Art Attack! Feminist Fan Tees: Action Heroine Edition

Pop culture’s most badass feminists, wielding weapons on screen printed organic t-shirts. Everybody wins!

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Art House Attack! – 12 Great Movies About Art

Films on this list star actors such as Lili Taylor, David Bowie, Cookie Monster, Will Smith and Shane.

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Artist Attack! Kara Walker Blends History with Fantasy, Makes You Fantastically Uncomfortable

Kara Walker fills rooms with larger than life cutouts depicting scenes of power, racism, misogyny and sexuality. She might just be your new hero.

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Dese’Rae L. Stage Rocks, Wants You to Live

Dese’Rae Stage’s photography subjects include but aren’t limited to musicians that you like and inspiring people who have something to say.

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Artist Attack! Maya Deren Made Her Films With What Hollywood Spent on Lipstick

I think that she and her second husband Alexander Hammid, deserve 1944’s Lesbian Couple of the Year Award for their collaboration on “The Private Life of a Cat,”

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Artist Spotlight: Bex Freund Paints Life, Death, and the In-Between

“Walking through silent-movie city streets, my thoughts often turn to the many processes that I can’t personally perceive directly, the layers of invisibly embedded systems beneath the surface of the observable world.”

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Artist Attack!: All the Cunning Stunts Queer It Up At Street Level

“…but I also think that part of what our light box project did was to not assume that participation in mainstream culture means that you also have to take the structures of visibility that come with it as a given.”

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Artist Attack!: Jenny Holzer Can’t Protect You Anymore

Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid.

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Art Attack!: Tamara de Lempicka Didn’t Care Who Knew

How could you not be intrigued by a woman who proudly proclaimed, “I live life in the margins of society, and the rules of normal society don’t apply to those who live on the fringe”?

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Artists Attack! Ten Lesbian Photographers You Should Know (About)

From Catherine Opie to Cass Bird to Zanele Muholi, here are ten queer women with vision and talent changing the heteronormative face of contemporary photography.

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Art Attack! Read A F*cking Book: ‘The Last Nude’

Ellis Avery’s ‘The Last Nude’ is basically girl-on-girl fictional art history. You’re interested in it.

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Alice Hyde Draws What’s Hidden

“My desire for you, for life, is like a beast.”

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Mars Hobrecker’s Photography Transcends More Than Just Identities

I know you’ll like Mars Hobrecker’s photography because I know you, and this is up your alley.

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Michelle Muldrow Finds Fear and Awe in Box Stores

Michelle Muldrow’s paintings investigate “the experience of the repulsion and seduction of the American environment.” You can probably relate.

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Artist Attack! Spotlight: Laura Doughtie Makes Art From Moments of Failure

“Embracing failure. Obsessive thoughts. Banal repetition of actions. For me they can be both very meditative and calming or crazed and overwhelming. Intensely intimate.”

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Art Attack! Spotlight: Sadie Lee Demands That You Look

Lesbian art or lesbian artist? Either way, Sadie Lee leaves a mark.

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Art Attack!: Ariel Schrag Relives High School So You Don’t Have To

Schrag captures the anxiety of queer adolescence, will make your heart break, make you cry.

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Artist Attack! Wex Deconstructed These TV Shows For You, Literally

Beth Wexler makes some crazy videos. They’re crazy. They’re trippy and beautiful. You’ll love them.

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Artist Attack!: Fiona Shaw Knows How You (Fail To) Really Communicate

“These elements invoke a narrative that, while never quite finished, imply a disaster of the persona – heartbreak, grief – displayed through the aesthetics of a more worldly apocalypse.”

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Artist Attack! Lizzie Spaceship Has Your Relief

These images could be NSFW, but also they could be Rorschach tests. Either way, they’re definitely beautiful.

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