things to see and do this month

An unmissable selection of female-fronted arts and culture events. 


Nut Group Show and Book Launch 

MAW Gallery, New York. June 2. Free.

MAW Gallery hosts the book launch of NUT, a collection of all-female art works, and group show of works by a number of the artists featured. 


Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth 

Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. Currently on until June 13. Free.

Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield presents works from her documentary project Generation Wealth, each revealing gender dynamics, cult of celebrity, consumerism, power of sex and marketing, and their eventual consequences. 


Betty Blayton

Elizabeth Dee, New York. June 20 - July 20. Free

Elizabeth Dee gallery presents a selection of paintings by the iconic Harlem activist and artist Betty Blayton.


In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson's Sealander

Getty Centre, Los Angeles. Currently on until July 2. Free

Working collaboratively since 1989, twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson create powerful, compelling photographs, videos, and installations that explore historical events and architectural spaces that resonate with power. 


Riot Grrrls

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Currently on until Jul 30. Free.

In a bid to challenge inequality frequently found in the art world, MCA presents a selection of works by female artists including Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Judy Ledgerwood, Joyce Pensato, including Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and Amy Feldman.


Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

MoMA, New York. Currently on until August 13. Free.

Making Space celebrates women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968) and includes nearly 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics.


Tania Pérez Córdova: Smoke, Nearby

MCA, Chicago. Currently on until Aug 20. General admission from £7. 

Mexican artist Tania Pérez Córdova’s first solo exhibition in US includes sculptures that each explore the passing of time and the relationships we have with digital communication.

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making movement: behind the scenes

Take a look behind the scenes in filmmaker Agostina Galvez’s Making Movements: a look at the making of The Pike and the Shield: Five Paradoxes with ballerina Nozomi Iijima and other leading movers and shakers from the world of dance including choreographers and dancers Holly Blakey, Aya Sato and the duo Project O. 

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making films: behind the scenes

Take another look behind the scenes in director Eva Michon's Making Films with Alma Har'el video: a look at the making of JellyWolf and the current state of play within the film industry through the eyes of female filmmakers championing diversity, and Alma Har'els Free The Bid initiative. 

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making images: behind the scenes

Take another look behind the scenes at photographer Harley Weir’s journey in capturing five women from around the world as well at a number of other creators defining the image of today in documentary filmmaker Chelsea McMullan’s Making Images video. 

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making exhibitions: behind the scenes

Take a look behind the scenes in director Christine Yuan’s Making Exhibitions with Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel: a look at the making of Just A Second: A Digital Exhibition Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L'EAU, and a look at other leading curators and collectives from the art world including BUFU, Rozsa Farkas, Fatos Ustek, Angelina Dreem and Yana Peel.

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Two of London’s most sought after figures in visually-shaped music meet.

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rebecca lamarche-vadel's
just a second

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel is the Paris based curator for the Palais De Tokyo. Dedicated to modern and contemporary art she puts on large scale exhibitions that span installation, dance, sculpture, photography and spoken word. For The Fifth Sense she created a digital exhibition based on the transformative power of CHANEL’s Nº5 L’EAU.

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