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selected exhibitions


Queer*fem* magaZINES. Queer and Feminist Publishing in Art and Culture

February 25 - June 4, 2023

March 22, 2023 | 17:00 | THE HERETICS
A film by Joan Braderman (2009)

Filmvorführung | Mönchsberg Auditorium

The exhibition turns the spotlight on periodicals, zines, and comics that provide a platform for feminist and queer perspectives in art and culture. It illuminates not just how vital such publication projects are to the dissemination and visibility of feminist and queer art, but also how publishing as artistic practice can be rethought in queer-feminist terms. The selection of exhibits ranges from periodicals from the second-wave women’s movement, which envisioned a union of art and politics, to alternative forms of self-publishing and zine culture in which the do-it-yourself principle anchors an emancipatory and empowering stance, and on to publication projects that draw cross-connections to questions of migration, postcoloniality, dis/ability, and more.

Aquarium, Borrowed Faces, Crip Magazine, Eye Mama Project, Heresies. A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, Homestories. Koreanische Diaspora in Wien, Linda Nochlin Fanzine, LTTR, Migrazine, n.paradoxa. international feminist art journal, Perilla Zine, Polysème, regina, The Pamina Effect, and a collection of queer zines

SITElab 14: May Stevens: Mysteries, Politics and Seas of Words

March 21 – June 9, 2021

The exhibition includes Stevens’ work from 1970 to 2010, exploring her roles as a feminist artist and political activist. She was a founding member of Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics and the Guerrilla Girls. Screening of THE HERETICS (2009) is included in the exhibition.

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MooreWomenArtists Film Festival

April 1 – 3, 2016

A film by Joan Braderman (2009)

Stewart Auditorium
Moore College of Art & Design

Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies,

will introduce the films.

The Museum of Modern Art
(World Premiere)

October 9 - 15, 2009

THE HERETICS reveals the inside story of Heresies, a feminist art collective that was at the epicenter of the 1970s art world in lower Manhattan. Director Joan Braderman, who joined the group in 1971 after moving to New York to become a filmmaker, charts the collective’s story for the first time in a feature-length film, revealing its pivotal role in the “second wave” of the Women’s Movement.

Unlike more traditional documentaries, the film is framed with striking digital motion graphics. Braderman combines intimate interviews with former collective members, archival footage from the 1970s, and documents of the collective—including the journal HERESIES: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, published from 1977 to 1992—to put Heresies in the context of the larger second-wave movement, which was made up of thousands of women who met in small, private group settings to discuss issues and launch programs and actions relevant to women. The hundreds of Heresies members, now scattered around the globe and working as artists, writers, architects, painters, filmmakers, designers, editors, curators, and teachers, speak intimately about the extraordinary times they shared as they challenged the terms of gender and power and reimagined the lives of generations to come.


Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

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Whitney Museum of American Art,
Television Delivers People

December 12, 2007 - February 17, 2008

Television Delivers People brings together single-channel video works from the 1970s to the present that examine how an individual viewer is shaped by television's structure and content. These videos also suggest the possibility of an active approach to viewing which remains relevant even as the physical experience of viewing changes.



Queer*fem* magaZINES. Queer and Feminist Publishing in Art and Culture, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, February 25 - June 4, 2023

SITElab 14: May Stevens: Mysteries, Politics and Seas of Words, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, March-June 2021

Personal Popular Narratives, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn,NY, November 15 & 24, 2017.

The Documentary Channel, Dish Network, USA, ongoing national license, LICENSE: March 2012- March 2013

Honors, 2012: Documentary Channel honors 10 Women Filmmakers – Joan Braderman for THE HERETICS in “HER TAKE.”

European/International Television Distribution, Danish Broadcasting Co., LICENSED, 2011 for six years.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Paramount Theater, Boston, Ma., March 2012

Cinéma Féministe Television and Zavod Udarnik TV presents: THE HERETICS for television series in Slovenia, March 8th and 22nd, 2012

Metro Cinema in Alberta, Canada on May 8t h , 2012
The Lower East Side Girls Club screened THE HERETICS as part of their Girls Film Club event on February 24th, 2012
“Douglass College Presents,” New Brunswick, N.J. 2011

Latchis Theater , Brattleboro, Vermont, the longest-running women’s film festival in New England and one of the two oldest in the country devoted to films by and about women. 2011

Flamenco Guitarist, Maria Zemantauski, Presents: THE HERETICS At Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium , 2011

The Big Berks: 15th Annual Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, UMass. 2011: Panel on New Films made by women currently about Second Wave Feminism
The Whitney Museum. TV ART Exhibition. JOAN DOES DYNASTY, 2011 (Reviewed New York Times, etc.)


Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, February 11 and 14, 2010
Katzen Center for the Arts & National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 2009

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, Dec. 2009

Academy of Music, Northampton, MA., Oct. 2009

Vermont International Film/Video Festival, Oct. 2009
Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2010
Time and Space Theater, Hudson, NY, Dec.2009 and March 2010

Frameline International Film/Video Festival, San Francisco, CA
Smith College, Northampton, MA, Feb 27, 2010
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ, March 12, 2010

Buffalo Women’s Film Festival, March 4, 2010
Santa Fe International Film Festival, Nov. 2009
Closing Night, San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, April 2010

Heresies ARCHIVE launched March 2007:

DIGITAL ARCHIVE of all 27 issues of:


PARA NO OLVIDAR; LAS CALLES DE MI HABANA VIEJA (2004), mini-DVD, 6 min, sound, color
With Crescent Diamond and the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana & the Jan Term Crew Hampshire College

Music Courtesy of Sylvio Rodriguez


Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Escuela Das Artes; noviembre 2002, Porto, Portugal; CATAOLOGO DIGITAL



Pandemonium Audience Award, Oct. 1998

Impakt Festival, The Netherlands, 1998

University of Massachusetts & Hampshire College, Fall, 1998

Harvard University, Carpenter Center, Feb 1999
Amsterdam Public Television, Spring 1999

"WOMEN DIRECT" - Ithaca College, Spring 1999

Boston Women in Film/Video, Spring 2000

20 foot acrylic wall installation, digital print. in Critical Positions, Joseloff Gallery of American Life, University of Hartford, Feb. 1996
The De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, June 1997

TRIBUTE TO JOAN BRADERMAN Northampton Center for the Arts, November 1996
The show and tribute were featured in the Northampton Film/Video Festival
Participants included:
George Fifield, Curator, VideoSpace and De Cordova Museum; Mary Russo, Prof. of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory, Hampshire College; Gene Gort, Assoc. Prof. of Video and Mixed Media, Hartford School of the Arts and Video and Installation Artist; and Sura Levine, Assoc. Prof. of Art History, Hampshire College. Brochure with transcript available.

WGBY TV, SNAPSHOTS – JOAN BRADERMAN Series, Public Television Profile of Ms. Braderman ( 5 Min.) Produced by Dan Hunt, WGBY TV, Springfield, MA airing1994-present


1994-95, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. VideoSpace at the De Cordova published a catalogue on her work for this exhibition:
JOAN BRADERMAN: A VIDEO RETROSPECTIVE, by George Fifield (See program catalog HERE.)


A series of 16" x 20" cibachrome video stills created from slides of stills from her work in video and shown to inaugurate the new Video Screening Facility at the De Cordova. De Cordova Anniversary, Spring 2000.

JOAN SEES STARS (1993) 3/4 inch, Betacam SP Master, 60 min. Co-Director: Dana Master, Dir. of Photography: Gene Gort.

Premiere: VIDEO VISIONS, New York Film Festival, Oct. 15,1993 at Lincoln Center
European Premiere: National British Film Theater, London, and Dec. 1993
Chicago Filmmakers, BODIES IN CRISIS, Oct. 1993
Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Juror's Citation Award                      

The Space Gallery, Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston, Jan. 1994                              

The American Center, Paris    
Women in the Director's Chair Festival, Chicago                                 

Moscow Television
Zone Art Center University of Glasgow, Scotland                                

Independent Mass Media Festival
Videogame, New York Foundation for the Arts, Spring 2000

San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival

International House, OUR DINNER WITH JOAN, Philadelphia

Cicada de Vigo International Festival de Video, Vigo, Spain

Atlanta Film/Video Festival Award- Best Dramatic Criticism

NO MORE NICE GIRLS (1989) 3/4 inch, 44 min., color, sound

Premiere: Collective for Living Cinema, April 1989                    
Winner, First Prize, Daniel Wadsworth National Video Festival, 1990
THE DECADE SHOW, Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC

The Fifth Australian International Video Festival, Nov. 1990
Radcliffe Bunting Institute                                                       

Bennington College, Vermont
San Francisco Art Institute                  

British Film Institute, London
New American Makers, New Works Series, San Francisco          

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival         

I.U.C, Conference on Women, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia                  

The Chicago Art Institute
Hallwalls, Rochester, NY                    

S.U.N.Y. Purchase
The Brooklyn Museum                                                                    

University of Wisconsin                

Boston Film/Video Foundation                                                       

WOW Festival, NYC    

2-Day Workshop w/Joan Braderman and Zeinabu Davis - Media Working Group, KY

NEW WORKS, National Video Festival, American Film Institute, Los Angeles

San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

THIRTY SECOND SPOT RECONSIDERED (1988) 3/4 inch, 11 min., color, sound

Critic’s Choice Award, New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, 1990

Grand Prize, Video Zone, 1989.

Zone Art Center, Springfield Second Prize, Daniel Wadsworth National Video Festival, 1990

Berlin Film Festival

The Fifth Australian International Video Festival, Nov. 1990
New American Makers, San Francisco

Majestic Theater, Boston
Real Artways, Hartford and New Haven
Median Operativ, Berlin
Utica College, NY

Bennington College, VT
Colgate University

S.U.N.Y, Purchase
University of California, Irvine, and San Diego

University of Glasgow, Scotland
The Anti-Censorship Show
London Art Institute, Media School
London College of Printing and Distributive Trades

JOAN DOES DYNASTY (l986) 3/4 inch, 3l min., color, sounds. Conceived, written, produced and performed by Joan Braderman. Co-directed and co-edited with Manuel De Landa.

Premiere: 1987 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland, 1997
American Film Institute, National Video Festival, Los Angeles

"Disarming Genres," Artist Space, NYC, 1990

The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Cinemama Festival, Montreal
Boston Film/Video Foundation
Australian Video Festival
Cinematrix, Festival of Films by Women Directors Oviedo y Ayunta de Sevilla, Spain

The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Hallwalls, Rochester, NY
New American Makers, San Francisco

Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid

Institute of Contemporary Art, London

TELL THEM FOR US; MADRE IN NICARAGUA (1985), 3/4", 28 min., sound, color. Co-produced/Edited with Jane Lurie for Madre Video Project. Music by Duo Guardabaranco

Winner, l985 MADRE Achievement Award

Shown at schools, churches, the U.S. House of Representatives

Club Senzala

Port Washington Public Library

University of Massachusetts

Union Video Donnell Library

New York Syracuse University

S.U.N.Y., Purchase, NY

Colgate University School of Visual Arts, and more...
Used widely for organizing in the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean Shown in The Deep Dish International Satellite Show

WAITING FOR THE INVASION - U.S. CITIZENS IN NICARAGUA (1984); 3/4" 28 min., color, sound. Co-Produced with Director, Dee Dee Halleck, Skip Blumberg, Joel Kovel, Shu Lea Cheang, & Karen Ranucci.

Winner-Best Documentary Award, Global Village Documentary Festival, NYC, l984
Shown nationally on "PRESENTE"- WCET, Los Angeles, PBS

Van Dam Theater, NYC
Wexner Center for the Arts
The Whitney Museum
The Museum of Modern Art

NYC Donnell Public Library

Cuban International Film Festival
University of California at San Diego

Bard College

28 min., color, sound. Produced by Paper Tiger TV. Conceived, written, performed -Joan Braderman. Co-directed and edited with Manuel De Landa


Shown widely on public access and other cable TV stations nationally and internationally in hundreds of schools, churches and community centers, galleries and cable TV stations.

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