Kembra Pfahler

Johanna Constantine

Bianca Casady

Sierra Casady


Future Feminism

September 11 – 27, 2014


The Hole is proud to present the exhibition and performance series Future Feminism. Created by Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, Future Feminism will feature an exhibition of stoneworks in the main gallery and a thirteen-night performance and lecture series in Gallery 3. In this exhibition, they will debut the 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, a manifesto the artists and musicians have honed over the past three years from numerous retreats and meetings representing a frontier feminist perspective.


Each of the 13 nights, one of the 13 Tenets will be activated by the Future Feminists and their collaborators. Performances begin at 8pm, doors at 7:45pm, and all events are open to the public on a first come first serve basis. The auditorium comfortably seats 100 guests.  All other visitors are welcome to enjoy the performances / lectures in the main gallery space via audio and video projection.  Suggested donation: $10.  If you are interested in attending the entire series, 10 limited seats are available for advanced purchase – please contact Krysta at The Hole for details.  The opening reception is free.


Event schedule:


Thursday, September 11:        Opening 6-9PM

Friday, September 12:             Bianca Casady, Sierra Casady, Rebecca Wright

Saturday, September 13:        Johanna Constantine, Lydia Lunch

Sunday, September 14:           The Factress aka Lucy Sexton, Clark Render as Margaret Thatcher, Laurie Anderson

Wednesday, September 17:    Narcissister, Dynasty Handbag, No Bra

Thursday, September 18:       Ann Snitow speaks with the Future Feminists

Friday, September 19:             Kiki Smith presents Anne Waldman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Anne Carson

Saturday, September 20:        Kembra Pfahler and The Girls of Karen Black

Sunday, September 21:           Lorraine O’Grady

Wednesday, September 24:   Marina Abramović

Thursday, September 25:       ***Presentations by Jessica Mitrani and Melanie Bonajo, featuring a film by Carolee Schneemann

Friday, September 26:            Terence Koh as Miss OO

Saturday, September 27:        Viva Ruiz, Julianna Huxtable, Alexyss K.  Tylor

***presentation amendment

Exhibition hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm

Doors open 7:45pm / Performance Begins 8 pm

Suggested Donation of $10 


More information on the artists:

Comprised of Sierra and Bianca Casady, CocoRosie recently premiered their collaboration of Bob Wilson’s Peter Pan in Paris and Berlin and completed a world tour in support their album Tales of a Grasswidow. “Sounding “like two little Billie Holidays an octave higher if you were on acid in Tokyo in 1926” – Jim Jarmusch

Antony – is a singer and visual artist.  Antony and the Johnsons just returned from Madrid performing 4 nights at Teatro Real with Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real presenting the final incarnation of Swanlights originally commissioned by MoMA and performed at Radio City Music Hall in Jan of 2012.  As a visual artist, he is represented by Sikkema Jenkins Gallery in NYC where he is currently in a group show entitled Works on Paper (Sep. 2nd-Oct. 4th).

Kembra Pfahler – Kembra Pfahler is a Hole artist and has done many projects with the gallery since its inception. She founded The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and is currently working on a performance technique with students called Performance Art 101.  Her last show at The Hole was Giverny with E.V.Day, where she turned he gallery into a replica of Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France.

Johanna Constantine – Johanna Constantine is a dance based performance artist who recently danced at The Tate Modern in London in an exhibition by Charles Atlas.

These 5 artists (Antony, Kembra, Johanna, Bianca & Sierra Casady) have developed a series of vivid tenets for FUTURE FEMINISM during 3 years of intensive retreats. Collectively, they represent a frontier feminist point of view.  FUTURE FEMINISM is a call to arms to reorganize ourselves as a species and affirm archetypally feminine values.

Tenet 1: The subjugation of women and the earth is one in the same.


For press inquiries please contact inge@girlie.com

For general information please contact krysta@theholenyc.com

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9.13 Lydia Lunch, photo credit: Jasmine Hirst

9.13 Lydia Lunch, photo credit: Jasmine Hirst

9.14 Laurie Anderson

9.14 Laurie Anderson

9.18 Ann Snitow

9.18 Ann Snitow

9.11 Future Feminism Opening Reception

9.11 Future Feminism Opening Reception