GenderFail, Two Anthologies on Failure brings together two volumes on GenderFail exploration on the creative potential of Failure. The first volume (published in Fall 2018 ) explored the work of artists, curators and writers, asking each to contribute a work surrounding failure - especially as it pertains to their own experiences - to expand upon topics of ableism, mental health, passing, whiteness, colonization, police brutality and other illustrations of failure put onto us by dominant culture. The 2nd volume (published in June 2020) subtitled, Building on our Failed States, invited institutions, collectives and communities to discuss the failures in each of their given fields. The contributors invited have organized to try and create something meaningful within the failure of dominant culture(s). GenderFail considers failure to be a catalyst from which non-dominant culture emerges; we seek to explore the failures that mark the beginnings of many radical institutions, collectives, and communities. Both volumes were published in a limited print run of 300 Risograph hand made copies that have both since sold out. This new volume seeks to continue to disseminate this powerful content to new audiences.
GenderFail, Two Anthologies on Failure includes work by Johonna Hedva, Demian Dinéyazhi, Sable Elyse Smith, Agustine Zegers, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Andrea Liu, Sasha Costanza-Chock, American Artist, Be Oakley, Anonymous, Art + Feminism, Decolonize This Place, GenderFail, The H. I. V. Howler, Lilly Hern-Fondation of CUE Art Foundation, NYC Low - Income Artist + Freelancer Relief Fund, Quaranzine, Queer.Archive.Work and Thank God For Abortion in 19 essays in over 200 pages. - GenderFail