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A group exhibition by the FeministFuturist Collective
March 15 – May 14, 2022
Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Check viewing hours on Hess Gallery’s web page

Artist Reception: Saturday, April 2nd 2-5pm
Christina Balch Artist Talk on Instagram Live: Thursday, April 7th 12-1pm
Quilting Circle: Thursdays in March & April, 5:30-8pm with Freedom Baird
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 14th 1-3pm
For more events, check back here at feministfuturist.com
For information, email gallery director: cwirth@pmc.edu

The Hess Gallery is pleased to present FeministFuturist: Liminal Lab.
In its newest iteration, the collective FeministFuturist–with special guests- provides participatory installations, sculpture, painting, and digital experiences. Participating artists and guest artists include: Christina Balch, Freedom Baird, Karen Meninno, Marjorie Kaye, Linda Price-Sneddon, Liz Helfer, Nancy Hayes, AK Liesenfeld and Carolyn Wirth.


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

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

New Merch News!

Just in time for all kinds of holidays, we present the 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.

Still More News

Christina Balch in “On Being Seen” at the Installation Space, North Adams MA through Aug. 22, 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!
Thank you FloweringRock!

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