In June, as part of Pride Month, ARTnews hosted a panel titled “Picturing Herstory: Queer Artists on Lesbian Visibility,” in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, at Spring Place in New York. For the panel, ARTnews convened artists Joan E. Biren (JEB), Lola Flash, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden to discuss how they began making art, why it’s important to center people who have historically been excluded from the mainstream, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
See artworks in the survey “Art After Stonewall: 1969–1989,” which opens at the Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York next week. To complement that exhibition and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, ARTnews’s current issue focuses on queer art today.
Next month, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and the Grey Art Gallery at NYU will open the exhibition “Art After Stonewall: 1969–1989.” Here’s a roundtable from our Spring 2019 issue about the legacy of Stonewall and a great deal more.
In advance of the show, ARTnews spoke with Jonathan Weinberg (who curated the exhibition with Tyler Cann and Drew Sawyer) and two artists included in the show: Vaginal Davis, who was born in the 1960s and currently lives in Berlin, and Michela Griffo, a New Yorker who was 20 when Stonewall rose up.
Featuring some 75 paintings and works on paper, “Fritz Ascher: Expressionist” is the first retrospective for the German Jewish artist who survived the Holocaust and continued working in the postwar years.