Posts tagged with ‘feminist art’
From May 8th - June 7th 2014, Soma Contemporary Gallery Waterford will present Bunny Collective: The Young Girl’s Gaze.
This exhibition will explore how young women exist online, and how the internet can be harnessed as a mode of self-expression. Through a variety of mediums including installation, video and photography, the work on display will investigate the ways in which new internet platforms have impacted on female identity, and in turn what it means to present yourself on-line as a female.
Bunny Collective are an all-female art collective originally formed at the Crawford College of Art and Design in September 2013. Since their formation, they have expanded to include a number of UK-based artists and have attracted international interest, including interviews with Dazed and Confused, and Brooklyn-based zine, The Le Sigh.
Bunny Collective: The Young Girl’s Gaze will feature work from a number of emerging artists based in Cork and London. Their work will engage with themes such as identity construction online and alter egos; consumerism; the body as capital; fragmentation of self; teenage obsession; and how the internet can provide a positive alternative to male-dominated areas of artistic tradition. French collective Tiqqun’s seminal text, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl will offer an important theoretical framework for how each of the artists will approach these issues.
1. A carton in which soap is packed.
2. A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
intr.v. soap•boxed, soap•box•ing, soap•box•es Informal
To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
The Coven presents Soapbox. A show ranging in mixed media, saturated with meaning and intent of just what is means to be a female artist in todays society. Subtle differences in the work cite that each piece has been carefully positioned to not only interact with the audience but with each other, adding a sense of humanity to the objects.
The Coven is an internet based all female identified collective and in this show at Gal they’ll showcase works by Hanna Le Feuvre, Liv Thurley, Patricia Alvarado, Samantha Conlon and Sasha Cresdee.
Lindsay Bottos - Anonymous messages from tumblr on webcam selfies, 2014
I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn’t unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily. - LB
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
- Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
- Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
- Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
Girls Get Busy would like to create a list of feminist artists with Tumblr accounts accessible on the blog, and needs your help!
If you or somebody you know creates feminist art availably on Tumblr, then please comment below with your/their name and URL link. You can also send a private message or email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This is also open to feminist art collectives*
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Thank you ♥
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports female-identified artists, writers and musicians.