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Kim Kelly, Two amazons together on horseback with labryses all around, 2012, watercolor and pencil, 6 x 9". From “Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists,” 2012

Ulrike Müller

Brooklyn Museum

Kim Kelly, Two amazons together on horseback with labryses all around, 2012, watercolor and pencil, 6 x 9". From “Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists,” 2012

What does it mean to make feminist history a little silly? For her contribution to the Brooklyn Museum’s “Raw/Cooked” series (a yearlong string of exhibitions dedicated to Brooklyn-based artists), Ulrike Müller handled her personal and political affinities with a refreshingly light touch. Born in Austria and living in New York since 2002, Müller often works collaboratively, coediting the queer journal LTTR, for instance. This exhibition marked the latest in her series of “Herstory Inventory” installations, for which she bands together with like-minded artists to reimagine entries in a droll stock list she found at the Lesbian Herstory Archives: one-line descriptions of images appearing on the hundreds of T-shirts in the collection produced from the 1970s onward. (To wit: “abstract design with clitoris in the center,” “mermaid with wings holding a labrys,” “prancing unicorn,” “A

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