Part of the Arts Council of England funded programme Pankhurst in the Park 2018 I’ve had the pleasure of co-producing the magical 3 day flash exhibition EMINENT DOMAIN at the former Robert Miller Gallery in West Chelsea together with artist Scotto Mycklebust and curator/artist Katie Cercone. It was such and an incredible buzz, big love goes out to the 90+ artist that took part and the audience, with over 600 of you turning up at the opening! The exhibition recap article is now available over at art511mag.com……

Feminism is For EVERYONE

EMINENT DOMAIN OVERTAKES CHELSEA

It was a languorous mid-summer night in NYC – the streets lulled, people sparse and unhurried – but you wouldn’t know that if you happened upon West 26th St. in West Chelsea on Thursday, July 12. Droves of people from every cross-section of life were crowding the outside of the former Robert Miller Gallery space, itching to see what was happening inside, waiting their turn as a few people trickled out for some air…over-capacity was not enforced; the gallery was simply over-capacitated. Whether the attendees heard about the 3-day flash exhibition featuring 90 radical feminist artists from across the globe from a friend, poster, word-of-mouth – or simply stumbled into opening night from the street – did not matter: EMINENT DOMAIN attracted an overwhelming amount of people.

EMINENT DOMAIN evolved out of Art 511 Mag’s recent partnership with the Manchester, UK-based Alexandra Arts, when this past Spring, we teamed up to produce a limited edition, 74-page full-color print commission celebrating International Women’s Day and the centenary for UK women’s suffrage (funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND). The edition, available as a free download online here, was made available during the reception, and features critical essays, interviews and artworks by Marilyn Minter, Narcissister, Melanie Bonajo, Samantha Conlon (Bunny Collective), Go! Push Pops and Anna FC Smith among others. Artists included in the EMINENT DOMAIN show were mostly selected by a competitive open call submission process organized by head curator Katie Cercone.

From the street you could view artist and founding director of Alexandra Arts Lotte Karlsen’s ephemeral installation covering the gallery’s massive front windows with a feminine-derived symbol. Faintly reminiscent of the yogic OM, the initial imprint of the show was made by Karlsen’s zig-zagging dark purple shapes mounted flush with the space’s four massive, industrial scale front windows. It’s a motif that is near and dear to the artists’s heart as a visual representation of her collaborative ventures in Alexandra Park, Manchester, where she directs the arts collective Alexandra Arts. 

Read the full article here

Banner image: Elena Kendall-Aranda, site-specific performance, “Quests from the Virtual Age.” Courtesy the Artist