Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #25 (Ana Mendieta, Untitled Facial Hair transplant, moustache, 1972), 2016.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #22 (Sarah Maple, Self Portrait with Melons, 2012), 2016.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #23 (Catherine Opie, Self Portrait/Nursing (2004), 2016.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #20 (Nan Goldin, Nan, one month after being battered, 1984), 2016.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #9 (Sarah Lucas, Self Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996), 2015.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #12 (Tracey Moffatt, Self-Portrait, 1999) 2015.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #13 (VALIE EXPORT, Action Pants, Genital Panic, 1969), 2015.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #14 (Frida Kahlo Self Portrait: 1940), 2015.

Feminist Fan by Kate Just | Yellowtrace
Feminist Fan #16 (Guerrilla Girls in New York City by George Lang, 1995), 2015.

 

 is an American-born Australia-based artist who’s obsessed with feminism. How so, I hear you ask? Well… Kate pays homage to feminist artist around the globe in her ongoing series , in which she creates badass hand-knitted replicas of self-portraits of the likes of Sarah Lucas, Pussy Riot, Cindy Sherman, Tracey Moffatt, Yoko Ono, Frida Kahlo, amongst many others.

The title of the series emphasises the artist’s reverence for feminism, with each carefully stitched picture – featuring over 10,000 stitches and 80 hours of work – constitutes a time-intensive act of devotion. Just uses her Instagram handle and constructs social media posts for every work, extending feminism’s potential reach, discourse and Influence.

Echoing her use of knitting as an art medium, many of the selected works highlight the potential of textiles, clothing or adornment to expand representations of gender, sexuality and identity. As a collection, Feminist Fan forms an intimate family portrait of feminism and of Just’s own influences, in which threads of connection between artists across time periods and cultures emerge. See more of her work .

 

 


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