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The whimsy of voices representing the collective reflected both the FeministFururists as a whole and the work in the CURRENCY show, a union of different practices coming together to create something both otherworldly and distinctly of the world we know. The colors, geometries, and screens of the exhibition transported me to another future, a better future.

-L Scully, Boston Art Review

Hey we’re in the news again! Hot off the virtual press, Boston Art Review’s special digital edition features recipients of Collective Futures Funds grants, and that means us! Take a look at the full digital edition here! The print edition (Issue 09: “Burnout”) is out now.

Did you miss our October 11 panel discussion on the Feminist Future of Art? Even if you didn’t you might want to see us again on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_EqAZLeMSck

Let us know what you think!

CURRENCY has closed, but watch for our October Panel Talk link–we had a wide-ranging discussion of life, the universe, and the future of art. We’ll be posting more CURRENCY images soon, so look at this random sampling in the meantime….

Boston Fashion Week 22 kicked off Oct. 8 with Karen Meninno’s Futurist Fashion! Here she is with AR spacesuits from her “Indonauts” series, bringing Style to the outer reaches of the cosmos–and the Cambridge Science Fest (near the MIT Museum). FeministFuturist AK Liesenfeld is featured in Fashion Week as well! New designs revealed every day at https://www.bostonfashionweek.com/

CURRENCY is up, and our panel talk: “The Feminist Future of Art” is on for October 11th at 7pm. Hosted by Art & Technology New England‘s Chris Klepper, the panel of FeministFuturists includes Christina Balch (moderator), Freedom Baird, Marjorie Kaye, AK Liesenfeld, and Carolyn Wirth.

Boston Cyberarts Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6pm (or by appointment) on the street level of the Green Street T station in Jamaica Plain. The Orange Line is open again and ready to roll! CURRENCY is up until October 16th.

Want to find out more about us through occasional eblasts and other earthly communications? Try this link, and thank you. See our reading list and favorite websites to regroup and re-energize.

In case you missed our last show, it was the last iteration of the Hess Gallery on the last weekend of existence of Pine Manor College. Take a tour below of our exhibit LiminalLab. Participating FeministFuturists: Freedom Baird, Christina Balch, Nancy Hayes, Liz Helfer, AK Liesenfeld, Marjorie Kaye, Karen Meninno, Linda Price-Sneddon, Carolyn Wirth. Thank you from our hearts to the alumnae and students of Pine Manor College: a stronger group would be hard to find. LiminalLab marked the 50th anniversary of the Hess Gallery, and the 111th year of Pine Manor College. Photos by Melissa Blackall.

A group exhibition by the FeministFuturist Collective
March 15 – May 14, 2022
Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 The final exhibit of the Hess Gallery, FeministFuturist: Liminal Lab exhibited participatory installations, sculpture, painting, and digital experiences. Watch for our upcoming show in fall, 2022 at Boston Cyberarts Gallery.


We’re thrilled to announce that FeministFuturist has won a Collective Futures Fund grant! FeministFuturist: Liminal Lab is funded in part by this grant. The Collective Futures Fund is administered by the Tufts University Art Galleries and is a part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Read all about it at Boston Art Review

Merch News!

Still time to buy our swag at FeministFuturist webshop! Host your own Semiotics of the Kitchen dinner party with this awesome apron. Peruse clothes, journals, water bottles, stickers, and more, all featuring artwork by FeministFuturist artists.

Linda Price-Sneddon at the C Concourse at Pittsburgh International Airport through January 22

Still More News

Christina Balch in “On Being Seen” at the Installation Space, North Adams MA July-August 2021

Mac Pierce and Christina Balch explore surveillance, data privacy, and the ambiguity of technology-based laws and rights.

We Are Here

The Show Continues Online

13 video artists, fashion designers, sculptors, printmakers, and installation artists were in FeministFuturist: The Show. A big thank you to our fabulous photographer Melissa Blackall

See our archived show from the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts

Models wear @KiranofKSpace in a pre-exhibit fashion shoot at Boston’s Prudential Center
Still from Linda Price Sneddon‘s S/H/E/ Emergent: The Summoning
Left: Brenna Leaver (BrennaLeaver.com) devised M0, a sweet-natured but troubled rogue robot farmhand. M0 stars in @technoscrap, his first feature, Right: Detail, “Cape Canaveral,” pigment print by Nadine Boughton nadineboughton.com

Future Fashion

Future Fashion is envisioned in many forms, curated by curator Karen Meninno @kiranofkspace, VR designer AK Liesenfeld @PunkTVR, sustainable 3D printed fashion by Marisa Chentakul and Julia Daviy Scroll down to listen to their conversation on the future of fashion: will we really all have to wear gray unitard jumpsuits in The Future?

Ak Liesenfeld’s real-world capelets for 21st-century superheroes are rivaled only by her all-virtual collection. Photo by Melissa Blackall.
We love our photographer Melissa Blackall, who documented the opening / fashion happening. Our lovely models wear @kiranofkspace.
www.melissablackall.com
@amyjanejane wears @kiranofkspace
Julia Daviy’s stunning 3D printed garments http://www.juliadaviy.com. Photo by Melissa Blackall.
AK Liesenfeld Photo by Melissa Blackall.

Visit our Artists on the web and instagram

Freedom Baird’s Pomegranate, Thermometer, Apple was included in the Getty Museum’s Design Challenge in 2020 and is now part of their new publication, Off the Walls: Inspired Recreations of Iconic Artworks.

Magda Fernandex, Untitled. Incorporating her “What Future Cities?” video, inset. Photo by Melissa Blackall.
Freedom Baird’s Instructions Vault, waiting for your input. Photo by Melissa Blackall.
Visit the Experience

Our deepest thanks and appreciation to Exhibit Designer Andrew Grimanis and BCA Visual Arts director Randi Hopkins. Without their hard work and support we could not have realized our vision.

The Show Continues Online

Amy Borezo, founder of Shelter Bookworks. Photo by Melissa Blackall.
Freedom Baird stands in her Instructions Vault. Photo by Melissa Blackall.

A visitor installs model starships at Young Futurists Day

Selected Reading for FeministFuturist

Octavia’s Brood

Margaret Atwood  Oryx and Crake

Freedom  Baird            Shoreline Recall

Lois McMaster Bujold       Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Series)

Octavia Butler Parable of the Talents (Parable series)

Angela Carter The War of Dreams

Louise Erdrich The Future Home of the Living God

Kameron Hurley Meet Me in the Future

N.K. Jemisin How Long ‘til Black Future Month?

Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time

Ursula LeGuin The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, The Left Hand of Darkness

Karen Lord  The Best of All Possible Worlds

T.A. McLaughlin  The Love of the Tayamni

Nnedi Okorafor Who Fears Death

Joanna Russ The Female Man

Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven

Malka Older Informocracy

 Alice B. Sheldon (aka James Tiptree, Jr.)  Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

Lisa Yaszek, Ed.    The Future is Female! 25 Classic Sci-Fiction Stories by Women

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Cate McQuaid in The Boston Globe February 23, 2020
Recent tweet–thank you Art New England magazine!
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