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Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill

Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

One Piece: Untitled by Bernadette Despujols
Bernadette Despujols

The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze. 

Studio Visit: Jes Fan by Lumi Tan
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Giving melanin a life of its own.

The Blue Note: on Noémi Lefebvre’s Blue Self-Portrait by Amanda DeMarco
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Female intelligence and female obsession, in the air

Lidia Yuknavitch by Porochista Khakpour

Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.

Girlfriend Malaise by J. Jezewska Stevens
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Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers

Lynda Benglis by Federica Bueti
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The eminent artist discusses her materials, “frozen gestures,” and the illusion of form.

Alex Ross Perry by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“This is not a movie that invites you to really empathize with these characters, nor is that the point.”

Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens by Andrea Ray
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Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens explores, through beautiful harmonies and curious discords, the constraint of fixed roles and the desire to release oneself from them through the activity of research—finding the origin of the fixed identity being key to redefining and freeing oneself.

Feminine Airs and Awkward Remainders: Alexandra Bircken, Anicka Yi, and Elaine Cameron-Weir by Nicole Demby
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Nicole Demby reflects on the aesthetics of femininity and the gendered codification of labor and the physical form within the work of three contemporary women artists.

Four Poems by Nicole Steinberg

Four poems by Nicole Steinberg

Carolee Schneemann: Like a Cat on a Fish by Darryl Turner
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Thinking is not an incorporeal process. The mind is a muscle.

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