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Judith Bernstein, Angela Bulloch, and Barbara Kruger at Hall Art Foundation

Judith Bernstein, Angela Bulloch, and Barbara Kruger at Hall Art Foundation

Opening 1 July 2017

Included in group exhibition Für Barbara at the Hall Art Foundation|Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany.

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Für Barbara, to be held at its Schloss Derneburg location in honor of recently deceased gallerist Barbara Weiss. A lifelong advocate for women in the arts, Weiss was also a friend of the Hall's and inspired the inclusion of many works by female artists in the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. The exhibition, curated by Leo Koenig, includes over 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and videos by an international and multi-generational roster of female artists dating from the 1950s to 2017...

Judith Bernstein in ART NEWS

Judith Bernstein in ART NEWS

4 April 2017

Article by Barbara Pollack You've Gotta See This! in ART NEWS.

Beyond the economy of galleries, fairs, and auction rooms, there is an alternative artist-to-artist network rooted in relationships based on aesthetic influences and mutual appreciation. In recent years, artists with some degree of success and visibility have gone out of their way to bring attention to lesser known peers and predecessors. Through these efforts, the art world has been introduced and reintroduced to a host of important figures, many of whom have worked for decades in obscurity. Now, with fresh attention focused on their work, these underappreciated artists can assume the spotlight, overcoming obstacles and prejudices that may have stood in their way earlier in their careers...

Judith Bernstein at The Box

Judith Bernstein at The Box

11 February to 18 March 2017

Solo exhibition Cock in the Box at The Box, Los Angeles, California.

Judith Bernstein on ARTSY.NET

Judith Bernstein on ARTSY.NET

18 January 2017

Editorial by Alexxa Gotthardt Judith Bernstein's Penis Paintings Stick It to the Man on ARTSY.NET.

Judith Bernstein has drawn or painted at least 500 phalluses—of all shapes and sizes—over the course of her 50-year career. And that’s just the number I could count across the pages of the artist’s new tome, Dicks of Death, which is released in the U.S. this week.

The timing for the book’s launch is auspicious. Bernstein’s titular “dicks” have served as a form of protest—against sexism, against war, against oppression of every stripe—for the feminist art pioneer since her days in Yale’s MFA program during the 1960s. At the time, she was propelled by the burgeoning momentum of the feminist art movement and her frustration with the chauvinism of the art world and American society at large...

Judith Bernstein at Jablonka Maruani Mercier

Judith Bernstein at Jablonka Maruani Mercier

12 January to 25 February 2017

Included in group exhibition Man Alive! at Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium.

Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Man Alive, curated by gallery artist Wendy White. The exhibition includes works by Nina Chanel Abney, Judith Bernstein, Jordan Casteel, Rosson Crow, Rochelle Feinstein, Keltie Ferris, Joanne Greenbaum, Liz Markus, Marilyn Minter, Nathlie Provosty, Ruth Root, Pat Steir, Mickalene Thomas, Kaari Upson, Wendy White, Sue Williams, Brenna Youngblood, Lisa Yuskavage, and Julia Wachtel...

Judith Bernstein in King Kong Magazine

Judith Bernstein in King Kong Magazine

October 2016

Interview with Susanne Prinz for King Kong Magazine, Issue 2.

For the Uncanny issue of KING KONG, we have fallen headfirst into a world of lucid dreams and strange fantasies, in the hope that, when we wake, things will be a little clearer and lighter than before.

For the second issue of King Kong, we have ventured into the shadowy recesses of the human experience, nearly losing our minds in disturbia.

448 pages, 6 alternate covers. Featuring the work of legends such as Cindy Sherman, AA Bronson, Kienholz, Judith Bernstein, Peter Saul, Laurie Simmons, Marilyn Minter, Isamaya Frrench, Shun Watanabe, Bob Recine, Oliverio Toscani, Nicola Formichetti, David Dunan and the late Anton Yelchin, the Uncanny Issue threatens to be even bigger and badder than our debut.

Judith Bernstein at The New Museum

Judith Bernstein at The New Museum

22 September 2016

New York book launch for Judith Bernstein: Rising, published by Kunsthall Stavanger, at The New Museum, NYC, NY.

Join Kunsthall Stavanger and the New Museum on September 22 for the New York launch of Judith Bernstein Rising! Judith Bernstein and Johanna Fateman will hold a discussion during the event and will be available for book signing after the talk. Copies of the publication will be for sale during the event...

Judith Bernstein at Maccarone

Judith Bernstein at Maccarone

9 September to 16 October 2016

Included in group exhibition Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women at Maccarone, New York.

Maccarone Gallery, with Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino, restage the landmark feminist exhibition COMING TO POWER: 25 Years Of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women, curated by Ellen Cantor in 1993 at David Zwirner Gallery...

Judith Bernstein at Kaufmann Repetto

Judith Bernstein at Kaufmann Repetto

7 June to 11 September 2016

Included in group exhibition Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions at Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy.

In her last novel, The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt recounts the vicissitudes of a female artist who creates a series of male artist alter-egos to demonstrate that “All intellectual and artistic endeavors, even jokes, ironies and parodies, fare better in the mind of the crowd when the crowd knows that somewhere behind the great work or the great spoof it can locate a cock and a pair of balls.” The exhibition extends a dialogue exploring womanhood and femininity within the art world, developing this investigation through an all-encompassing approach to the natural coalescing and cross over of what has been conventionally designated as “masculine” or “feminine” in artistic practice...

Judith Bernstein in Artforum

Judith Bernstein in Artforum

April 2016

Review by Johanna Fateman of solo exhibition DICKS OF DEATH at Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY, in Artforum.

Judith Bernstein doesn’t mince words—or symbols. Her solo exhibition “Dicks of Death” at Mary Boone Gallery, curated by Piper Marshall, featured a wealth of phallic imagery, from scatological cock-faces and engorged missiles to handsomely forbidding screws...

Judith Bernstein at the Kunsthall Stavanger

Judith Bernstein at the Kunsthall Stavanger

4 February to 15 May 2016

Solo exhibition Judith Bernstein at the Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.

Kunsthall Stavanger is proud to present the first exhibition in Norway by the prolific New York-based feminist artist Judith Bernstein. Since the 1960s, Bernstein has brazenly provoked audiences and institutions alike with her furious visceral paintings and drawings addressing themes of warfare, sexual aggression, and gender politics – often under the guise of outrageous humor.

Bernstein’s work has been called unrepentant, defined as obscene, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and debates including censorship from the exhibition FOCUS: Women’s Work— American Art in 1974. Often described by the artist herself as “a sledgehammer” and simultaneously “funny and dead-serious,” the artworks are psychologically overpowering and undeniably in your face...

Judith Bernstein at the Museum Brandhorst

Judith Bernstein at the Museum Brandhorst

14 November 2015 to 30 April 2016

Included in group exhibition Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at the Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany.

‘Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age’ will be the first exhibition to tell the story of painting’s adaptation, absorption and transformation of information technologies in Western Europe and the United States since the 1960s. Its historical starting point in Pop Art and Nouveau Réalisme’s programmatic appropriation and re-contextualization of commercial imagery precedes the advent of digitalization and the Internet by some thirty years. Painting’s capacity to absorb and transform other media became explicit at the same moment as its legitimacy was fundamentally challenged by cultural forms of mediation which Guy Debord theorizes in his influential critique as ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ (1967)...

Judith Bernstein in The New York Times

Judith Bernstein in The New York Times

31 July 2015

Review by Roberta Smith of solo exhibition Voyeur at Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY, in The New York Times.

Judith Bernstein’s art has never taken any prisoners. In the early 1970s, she satirized male domination and its failings with wall-size drawings of round-headed screws. They were rendered in hefty strokes of charcoal that gave them both hair and rotary motion. They were unforgettable images — cartoonish one-liners perhaps, but expressing a fury that many women felt. They became an indelible part of the history of feminist art...

Judith Bernstein at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Judith Bernstein at the Whitney Museum of American Art

1 May to 27 September 2015

Included in the inaugural group exhibition America Is Hard To See at the new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.

Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection, America Is Hard to See takes the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown appear alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon...