Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings, St Ives
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out the city, we’ve found it. This exhibition Cornwall is led by the writing of Virginia Woolf, exploring feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art. With works by over 80 artists, including Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and Winifred Nicholson.
February 10 – April 29, 2018, Tate St.Ives
The Activist Photography of Jacob Riis, Amsterdam
In 1870, the Danish immigrant Jacob Riis (1849-1914) arrived in New York City, aged twenty-one and penniless. “This background stimulated his concern for the poor living conditions of inhabitants of the city’s Lower East Side. In time, his concern propelled him to become an important journalist and social reformer. Today, he’s viewed as one of the founders of documentary photography.” The exhibition marks Riis first show in the Netherlands.
On until April 15, Foam, Amsterdam
How Feminism Can Save the World, If Not Your Sex Life
Grayson Perry and award-winning journalist Catherine Mayer join forces to bring you an evening of discussion, laughs, gender politics and debates. They encourage you to bring along “your misogynist uncle, the pal who doesn’t ‘get feminism’ and your partner or colleague who insists the gender pay gap is a myth.”
26 February, Bridge Theatre, London.
Nasty Women of the Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Nasty women are everywhere, even at the Met. For Women’s History Month, learn about badass ladies throughout history on this two-hour tour. Highlights include the most powerful female pharaoh of Egypt, the first official Roman Empress and women painters who focused on women’s lives (not their bodies).
Dates and times vary, Metropolitan Museum, New York, find out more here
Sister Magazine Launch and Panel Talk
In regards to events over the past year, Sister feels that it is important to reflect upon where we are now, express our emotions and come together. In celebration of their new issue, a panel hosted by founding editor in chief Beccy Hill features a line up of contributors to the issue. Following the discussion, panellists welcome questions from the audience.
10 March 2018 at 15.00–17.00, Tate Modern, London
Smashing a variety of billboard records, including the highest grossing film from a black director, Black Panther is based on a fictional location in Africa and brings actors and actresses from African descent at the forefront of Hollywood and the big screen. With outstanding reviews and a brilliant position for African history, Black Panther has already formed a loyal fan base. It is not just the film hitting headlines, check out Kendrick Lemar’s work on the soundtrack informed by the narrative. Although the movie was released on the 12th February, do not wait to stream illegally or watch the network premiere, this film deserves a trip to the cinema.
With new releases from Janelle Monáe, Beach House and Courtney Barnett, here’s all the best new music you should be listening to! We’ll be adding to the playlist all month, so don’t forget to stay up to date by following us on Spotify.