Christian Dior officially named Maria Grazia Chiuri as its new artistic director, filling the position that Raf Simons vacated in October 2015 — and making her the first woman to hold the job in the house’s history. // NYTimes
John Akomfrah, OBE on the cover of Art Review (Jan/Feb 2016). ”Akomfrah’s [work] reorients the possibilities of identity politics from conventional sociocultural categorsations of race, gender and sexality to a politics of being itself.” #johnakomfrah #art #artist #writer #film #director #screenwriter #theorist #curator#blackaudiofilmcollective #uk #ukblak #ukartist ##contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #blackartistview #beyondfebruary #beyondbearden #beyondbasquiat
Voices: An Artist’s Perspective is a feminist exhibition with 26 women artists raising their voices to tell individual stories that advocate for the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and identity using a woman's voice as the visual narrative to effect…
“Token women are wheeled out constantly, but just because there is some female presence doesn’t mean we’ve got equality,” writes Alex Holder, executive creative director at Anomaly London, who recently teamed up with director Alyssa Boni of RSA Films to produce this year’s ELLE UK feminism campaign.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin-- (born 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography.
Trinh T Minh Ha: She is an independent filmmaker and feminist, post-colonial theorist. She teaches courses that focus on women's work as related to cultural politics, post-coloniality, contemporary critical theory and the arts.