The Armory Show 2020
Transgender representation in popular media has become more and more prevalent in recent years. Paradoxically, greater visibility and acceptance has coincided with an increase in violence against trans people, as well as an increase in legislation that aims to narrowly define one’s gender as an immutable trait that is determined by the biological sex assigned at birth. Concurrently, violations of women’s bodily autonomy are rampant in the form of sexual violence, and legal incursions threaten hard-won gains for reproductive rights. Amid these alarming trends, Ronald Feldman Gallery’s 2020 Armory Show booth will present work by Cassils and Hannah Wilke – two feminist-informed artists who centralize their body in their art practice, and use performance, sculpture, and photography to directly confront the dominant regimes of sex, gender, and power.