Uprise "Angry Woman Exhibition"

12/27/16

Looking forward to being part of the Uprise, Angry Women Exhibition this month!

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN // GROUP EXHIBITION // JANUARY 17-28
 

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN 
A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
January 17 - 28, 2017
January 17th VIP Preview 4pm – 6pm // Opening 6pm – 9pm
More events to be announced

THE UNTITLED SPACE
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013


ARTWORK FEATURED IN "UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN" Exhibit, left to right, Ingrid V. Wells, Annika Connor, Lili White

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Allison Hill-Edgar, Alonsa Guevara, Alyson Provax, AM DeBrincat, Andrea Mary Marshall, Anna Rindos, Anna Van Schaap, Anne Arden McDonald, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, Audrey Lyall, Bia Monteiro, BooLynn Walsh, Camilla Marie Dahl, Cara DeAngelis, Chantal Bruchez-Hall, Christina Massey, Cinnamon Willis, Daniela Raytchev, Danielle Siegelbaum, Desire Rebecca Moheb Zandi,Diana Casanova, Elektra KB, Enid Crow, Erin Lynn Welsh, Fahren Feingold, GILF! (Ann Lewis), Gin Stone, Haile Binns, Hye Ryung Na, Indira Cesarine, Ingrid Wells, Jasmine Williams, Jennifer Dwyer, Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin, Jordie Oetken, Kat Danziger, Kat Toronto, Katrina Majkut, Katya Zvereva, Kelly Witte, Kristen Williams, Laura Murray, Lauren Rinaldi, Leah Oates, Lili White, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lucia Fainzilber, Lynn Bianchi, Maggie Dunlap, Maidenfed, Mary K Theinert, Meredith Ostrom, Mila Rochenner, Miza Coplin, Natalie White, NatSuko Hattori, Olga Filippova, Parker Day, Pat Badt, Patty Horing, Rebecca Leveille, Renee Dykeman, Rosary Solimanto, Rose McGowan, Rute Ventura, Ruth Rodriguez, Sara Jean-Baptiste, Sarupa Sidaarth, Shawnette George, Sophia Wallace, Stephanie Hanes, Taira Rice, Tania Alvarez, Tatyana Murray, Tiffany Trenda, Tracy Brown, Virginia Wagner, Yasmine Diaz, Zen Sevastyanova


ARTWORK FEATURED IN "UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN" Exhibit, artist Danielle Siegelbaum

The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present exhibition, UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, curated by Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of female contemporary artists responding to the current social and political climate in America in light of the recent presidential election. The exhibit will take place from January 17- 28, 2017, opening the week of the presidential inauguration, with several events to take place including an opening reception on January 17th and event on January 22ndwhich marks the 44th anniversary of landmark case Roe vs Wade.

The UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN exhibit is presented in partnership with the ERA COALITION, a political organization that is working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and a portion of proceeds will benefit their Fund for Women’s Equality. The Fund for Women's Equality is a charitable organization, working to raise awareness on gaps in the law that leave women without legal recourse from sex discrimination, and developing educational resources on the need for a constitutional provision to protect and promote equal rights for women. Founded by Jessica Neuwirth, author of "Equal Means Equal", the ERA Coalition board also includes Gloria Steinem, Teresa Younger and many other prominent women's rights activists.


"UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN" Exhibit, Left to right, Ruth Rodriguez, Anya Rubin, Linda Friedman Schmidt

“Right now it is important time for women to demonstrate solidarity in face of the threats upon us in regards to women's rights. The 2016 presidential election has brought to the surface extremes of sexism, racism and discrimination. Many women are deeply disturbed not only by the negative stereotyping and sexist attitudes towards women that have surfaced but also the threats to roll back women's rights. The “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” exhibit gives female artists a means to express themselves in regards to the social and political climate in America, and empower others with their visual imagery. We are proud to partner with the ERA Coalition and help raise money for their Fund for Women’s Equality. Right now more than ever women need to unify and work together to ensure that our rights, which were fought for with blood and tears for many decades, are not only assured, but continue to progress.” - Curator Indira Cesarine


"UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN" Exhibit, left to right, Parker Day, Laura Murray, Chantal Bruchez-Hall

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE:

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of "Women in Art" as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

ABOUT THE ERA COALITION AND FUND FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY:

The Fund for Women’s Equality, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, promotes legal and lived equality in the United States by increasing public understanding of the need for comprehensive, fair and equal treatment of women and girls under the law and the need to end sex inequality in all its forms. The ERA Coalition, a 501 (c)(4) political organization, works with Congress and grassroots activists for the passage and ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment. All men and women are created equal and that must be reflected in the Constitution. For more information visit online www.eracoalition.org.

*Please note artworks created for this exhibition do not reflect the ERA Coalition’s opinions. All works are the creations of respective artists, and the ERA Coalition’s does not specifically endorse or accept any responsibility or liability for the content of the artwork featured in the UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN exhibition.

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Nasty Woman Exhibition

12/27/16









Meet the ‘Nasty Women’ artists trying to topple the patriarchy before Trump’s inauguration
They don’t want you to be nasty. via IG user @bir_gi, edited by Sam Corbin

The nation’s artists have gradually been picking themselves back up since the election, aware that they’ve got real work to do in a Trump presidency — but the nation’s women artists are feeling especially nasty. And in NYC, a group of Brooklyn-based women have gone so far as to create a “Nasty Women” arts initiative, “calling all Nasty Women artists” for a group exhibition right here in New York City with the hopes of inspiring similar exhibitions in cities around the world.

Armed with the label Donald Trump once used to insult Hillary Clinton during debate season, the initiative, co-founded by Bushwick ceramics artist Roxanne Jackson and Crown Heights-based curator Jessamyn Fiore, hopes “to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights.”

Brokelyn chatted with Jackson about the show’s inception, what exactly makes a “Nasty Woman” artist, and the growing need for political art leading up to a Trump presidency.

“It’s a way to bring people together,” Jackson told Brokelyn. “To let people know that we’re not gonna forget about this, we’re not gonna stop protesting, this is not OK, we don’t agree.”

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Credit: Carolina Sandretto

The idea for Jackson and Fiore’s show first caught the attention of their own female-identified creative circles a few days after the election, when Jackson posted a call to arms on her Facebook page: “Hello female artists/curators! Lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested???”

The post drew enough reactions and responses to inspire a website for the project, which was designed by San Diego-based artist Barbara Smith. Fiore is on the curatorial board of the Knockdown Center, an arts venue in Maspeth, Queens, and coordinated with the venue to make the show happen there in January a few days before Trump’s inauguration.

“There’s not just an interest in it but a need,” Jackson told us. “To have a voice, to stand against upcoming oppressors in this visual art format.” 

Slated for a three-day installation at the Knockdown between Jan. 12 – 15, 2017, the show will consist of 10 ft. tall wooden letters spelling out N-A-S-T-Y  W-O-M-E-N, with contributors’ artworks hung on a durable mesh plastic material skinned around the letters.

“It’s more of a dramatic installation, the iteration at the Knockdown Center,” Jackson said, “but we’re talking with international venues to do their own version of the show.” 

As of today, a few “Nasty Women” shows have already been scheduled at galleries in a few other cities — among them a female-owned gallery in Brussels, the Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery — and the organizers are in talks with another gallery in Glasgow. American arts venues have also reached out to the Nasty Women team from swing and red-leaning states like Arkansas and Ohio.

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Jackson is definitely a nasty woman. Credit: Ryan Frank, via FB

Since it will also serve as a fundraiser to support organizations defending women’s rights and act “as a platform for organization before the Trump Presidential Inauguration,” the show aims to represent creative voices from all around the world in solidarity. But with over 100 submissions already — and counting — since the website’s creation last week, those wooden letters are looking pretty crammed.

Jackson told us the show “won’t turn anyone anyway,” but emphasized that the open call for submissions from “all Nasty Women artists” will have to be subject to “some vetting” from the curatorial team, which includes Fiore and another BK-based curatorial advisor, Angel Bellaran. There’s also the expectation that those applying will self-edit with regards to the Nasty Woman label.

“We basically overall agreed that a person will self-edit, what [Nasty Woman] means for them,” Jackson said. “We are positing this [as] female artists and female identified-artists, and anyone who identifies as a Nasty Woman.”

This Nasty Women show certainly isn’t the first creative response to crop up since Trump’s win, nor is it the only iteration of feminine anger out there (even this writer tried her hand at drawing blood, albeit with puns): There’s an “Angry Women” art show coming to TriBeCa in January, too.

Adhering to similar principles of inclusion, “Angry Women” curator Indira Cesarine told Bedford & Bowery that “it was important to open up [her] particular exhibit to female artists from all over the country [..] to promote solidarity, diversity and gain insight of a wider selection of artists on the subject.” 

It is interesting to note that both Cesarine’s ‘Angry Women’ and this ‘Nasty Women’ show are slated for mid-January, just before Trump’s inauguration. Inklings of a last-minute coup? At the very least, it’s an indication of a profound hope that women’s voices will resonate with those coming into power on Inauguration Day — and, perhaps, be acted upon.

With a Women’s March on Washington planned for the Saturday following the inauguration, Trump’s ascension to the White House will certainly be bookended by reactions from a sizable percentage of women in this nation who refuse to stay silent. Forget the old saying about ��not going down without a fight” — Jackson and her cohorts are determined not to go down at all.

“We definitely have four years to do this show,” she said. 

Get nasty on Twitter: @ahoysamantha

 


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