I am intrigued and excited by the upcoming "FUTURE FEMINISM" show opening at The Hole next week. The lovechild of Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, it's an exhibition of rose quartz tablets carved with the collective's "13 Tenets of Future Feminism," as well as a 13-night performance series featuring such luminaries as Laurie Anderson, Anne Waldman, Kiki Smith, Lydia Lunch, Marina Abramovic, Anne Carson, and CocoRosie. When asked about why the number 13 was chosen, Antony responded, “It’s the witches’ hour!” Certainly resonates with me. Full details here:
The Hole NYC
September 11 – 27, 2014
The Hole is proud to present the exhibition and performance series Future Feminism. Created by Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, Future Feminism will feature an exhibition of stoneworks in the main gallery and a thirteen-night performance and lecture series in Gallery 3. In this exhibition, they will debut the 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, a manifesto the artists and musicians have honed over the past three years from numerous retreats and meetings representing a frontier feminist perspective.
Each of the 13 nights, one of the 13 Tenets will be activated by the Future Feminists and their collaborators. Performances begin at 8pm, doors at 7:45pm, and all events are open to the public on a first come first serve basis. Suggested donation: $10. The opening reception is free.
Thursday, September 11: Opening 6-9PM
Friday, September 12: Bianca and Sierra Casady, Sarah Schulman
Saturday, September 13: Johanna Constantine, Lydia Lunch
Sunday, September 14: The Factress aka Lucy Sexton, Clark Render as Margaret Thatcher, Laurie Anderson
Wednesday, September 17: Narcissister, Dynasty Handbag, No Bra
Thursday, September 18: Ann Snitow speaks with the Future Feminists
Friday, September 19: Kiki Smith presents Anne Waldman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Anne Carson
Saturday, September 20: Kembra Pfahler and The Girls of Karen Black
Sunday, September 21: Lorraine O’Grady
Wednesday, September 24: Marina Abramović
Thursday, September 25: Carolee Schneemann, Jessica Mitrani, Melanie Bonajo
Friday, September 26: Terence Koh as Miss OO
Saturday, September 27: Viva Ruiz, Julianna Huxtable, Alexyss K. Tylor
Exhibition hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Doors open 7:45pm / Performance Begins 8 pm
Suggested Donation of $10
More information on the artists:
Comprised of Sierra and Bianca Casady, CocoRosie recently premiered their collaboration of Bob Wilson’s Peter Pan in Paris and Berlin and completed a world tour in support their album Tales of a Grasswidow. “Sounding “like two little Billie Holidays an octave higher if you were on acid in Tokyo in 1926” - Jim Jarmusch
Antony - is a singer and visual artist. Antony and the Johnsons just returned from Madrid performing 4 nights at Teatro Real with Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real presenting the final incarnation of Swanlights originally commissioned by MoMA and performed at Radio City Music Hall in Jan of 2012. As a visual artist, he is represented by Sikema Jenkins Gallery in NYC where he is currently in a group show entitled Works on Paper (Sep. 2nd-Oct. 4th).
Kembra Pfahler - Kembra Pfahler is a Hole artist and has done many projects with the gallery since its inception. She founded The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and is currently working on a performance technique with students called Performance Art 101. Her last show at The Hole was Giverny with E.V.Day, where she turned he gallery into a replica of Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France.
Johanna Constantine - Johanna Constantine is a dance based performance artist who recently danced at The Tate Modern in London in an exhibition by Charles Atlas.
These 5 artists (Antony, Kembra, Johanna, Bianca & Sierra Casady) have developed a series of vivid tenets for FUTURE FEMINISM during 3 years of intensive retreats. Collectively, they represent a frontier feminist point of view. FUTURE FEMINISM is a call to arms to reorganize ourselves as a species and affirm archetypally feminine values.
Tenet 1: The subjugation of women and the earth is one in the same.