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IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Whitney Museum of American Art

Monday, October 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screening: The Female Closet (1998) The Female Closet (1998) is an experimental documentary by Barbara Hammer that explores the closeted and not-so-closeted lesbian histories of artists Alice Austen, Hannah Höch, and Nicole Eisenman. Utilizing groundbreaking research, newly discovered home movies, archival photographs, and other visual sources, this under-screened documentary provides a timely reminder of the importance of creating, archiving, and making accessible feminist artwork. After the screening, Tara Hart, Archives Manager at The Whitney, will facilitate a conversation between Hammer,…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Electronic Arts Intermix

Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artist Talk and Film Screening Electronic Arts Intermix is pleased to present a program of Barbara Hammer’s video and digital media work. These rarely-screened shorts survey Hammer’s prescient experiments with the Sony Portapak, video tape, the Amiga computer, and the Internet, and provide a sampler of some of Hammer’s most resilient themes: intimacy, the private versus the public, and queerness. Additionally, Hammer will do a brief demonstration of her web project and archive echonyc.com/~lesbians, followed by a conversation with media curator…

Caitlin Rose Sweet: Objectified

Friday, November 3, 6:00 pm - Sunday, November 5, 6:00 pm

Opening: November 3, 6-8pm Exhibition: November 4-5, 12-6pm Caitlin Rose Sweet presents Objectified, a solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures exploring the sensuality, absurdity, and brutality of the queer femme body. The sculptures are hybrid beasts of surrealism, craft, and feminist art that manifest as abstract figures, decorated with summoning fingers and dripping orifices. The audience is invited to look, to sexualize, to objectify; while, at the same time, the sculptures catch the audience looking. The pieces ripple with the tension…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Japan Society

Saturday, November 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FIlm Screening and Q&A with artitst Lesbian feminist artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer (whose life work is currently being celebrated throughout New York City) visits Japan Society for a screening of her film about the influential and controversial Japanese documentary collective Ogawa Productions that most famously made films about the lives of farmers who stood in direct opposition to the construction of Narita International Airport on their land. Shot shortly after the death of the influential founding filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa, this probing documentary utilizes archival…

Steven Menendez: Return to Nature

Friday, November 17, 6:00 pm - Sunday, November 19, 6:00 pm

Opening: November 17, 6-8pm Exhibition: November 18-19, 12-6pm Clothes can block the flow of energy and symbolically bind us to society and all the constraints that it represents. Being naked in nature, we can lay bare in the beauty of our true selves. Steven Menendez has spent many years seeking natural landscapes away from city life where he could be naked and free. He began documenting his vision of being at one with nature while celebrating the beauty of the…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Museum of Moving Image

Sunday, November 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Part of the series Science on Screen Film Screening: InVisible Films by Barbara Hammer, Oxford University, and James Sibley Watson With Barbara Hammer in person and live music by High Water This one-hour program features three short films about the body: Barbara Hammer’s Sanctus (1990), an Oxford University medical tutorial called The Movement of the Joints by Cineradiography (1945), and a 16mm print of The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) by Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Melville Webber.…


Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Communities coming together in urgency and creativity to save lives and improve each other’s life chances has been at the heart the AIDS response from the very start. For 2017’s Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, is honoring the release of two new books which explore the power of art and collective action: After Silence: A History of AIDS Through Its Images, by Avram Finkelstein and Militant Eroticism: The ART+ Positive…


Monday, December 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Film Screening:  Queer|Art|Film: THE HAMMER MIX Post-screening discussion with Barbara Hammer Celebrate legendary experimental filmmaker BARBARA HAMMER with a special mix of the lady-made movies that have inspired her prolific career. Some of the avant garde’s most influential women will be represented: Valie Export, Nancy Holt, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneeman, among others. Hammer writes, “As a young female filmmaker I looked for predecessors. And they were there with gorgeous work that taught and inspired me. These short films are timeless and…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Anthology Film Archives

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Screening: BARBARA HAMMER: LESBIAN HANDS Anthology we will be hosting a program that focuses on films and videos marked by the intimacy of the body and of touch. The program asks viewers to pay close attention to the use of hands, and the relationship between touch and Hammer’s process of film/video making. Whether conveying the pleasure of touch in SYNC TOUCH or the fear of touch in SNOW JOB, this program examines the sensation of contact. As Hammer says, “This…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Metrograph

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Film Screening: Mischef & Play  

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