Born in Flames, Feminist Futures is a group exhibition and the unique thought-experiment of fourteen femme-identified and non-binary artists, each who examine current struggles and strategies for equity and justice in our modern world through speculative futures.
The exhibition takes its name from Lizzie Borden’s iconic 1983 documentary-style feminist fiction film, Born In Flames which explores racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy. The film sets forth an essential question within the exhibition: What can the future hold if our present is part of a long-standing cycle of capitalist values? Each artist presents a unique and bold response to this question through imaginings of alternate realities and visions of the supernatural.
Born In Flames: Feminist Futures presents works created over the last four decades, bringing together intergenerational perspectives and intersecting social and political identities.
Curated by Jasmine Wahi, Holly Block Curator of Social Justice.
To view a virtual 360˚ version of this exhibition, please click here*
*This tour is interactive! Use your mouse or the arrows on your keyboard to look around and navigate the tour. You can move to any section of the gallery by clicking on the large circles on the gallery floor. We invite you to click on the Information Icon to learn more about the art work and the artist. If you’d like to view the tour full screen, double click anywhere in the tour window. This tour can also be explored using a VR or Google Cardboard headset and is accessible via phone, tablet or computer.
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
Rose B. Simpson
Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin)
Support for Born in Flames: Feminist Futures is made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Culpeper Arts & Culture Program, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Landy and The Feminist Institute, Carole Server and Oliver Frankel, Elden Services, Mamais Construction, Island Acoustics, LLC, Gotham Drywall, Inc., Kamco Supply Corp., and SRI Fine Art Services.